There are many places to drop off donations in Colorado Springs but it’s hard to keep track of who accepts what! Most people know they can bring clothes and home goods to Goodwill and Arc Thrift Stores – but did you know that there are places that accept old light fixtures, cabinets, used towels, arts and craft supplies, and even baby food jars?
This donation guide has been updated for 2024.
Just for fun, our pro organizer, Carrie, decluttering Wes Anderson Style.
Decluttering space makes your daily life easier and donating items you no longer want or need can be invaluable to someone else.
We’ve put together this list of donation centers so you can bookmark and reference it when needed. These are donation centers we frequent while helping clients declutter and organize.
Here are the general categories of donations accepted by the agencies covered in this post:
(Note: we have more posts coming on food donations, recycling centers, trash pickup and hazardous waste disposal.)
610 Abbot Lane, 80905 | 719-444-0179
Humane Society offers compassionate care to animals, supports safe communities, and provides socially conscious sheltering.
Humane Society accepts:
810 Arcturus Drive, 80905 (Purple door in the back alley) | 719-445-9988
Who Gives a SCRAP is a donation based scrap store that carries an impressive mix of arts and craft and hobby supplies in addition to unique vintage finds.
Who Gives A Scrap accepts:
411 S. Wahsatch Avenue, 80903 | 719-667-0841
6250 Tutt Blvd., 80923 | 719-667-0840
Every donation to our ReStore helps build homes, communities, and hope for your low-income neighbors right here in El Paso County.
2125 E. LaSalle Street, 80909 | 719-219-3402
Mission Medical treats low-income adults who are without any form of health insurance to provide comprehensive health and wellness services to the uninsured and under served.
2250 Bott Avenue, 80904 | 719-884-2300
The Silver Key Friends Thrift Store features a Home Medical Equipment Department to help seniors stay independent while at home. They also accept a wide variety of gently used merchandise from jewelry and clothing to household items and small furniture.
Goodwill and Arc Thrift Store have several locations around Colorado Springs and use their profits to help people in our community with job training and independent living. The Arc also helps kids and their parents maximize the benefits of special education assistance. Goodwill offers clothing vouchers that local social service agencies can give out so people can shop the store for free.
Both accept a wide range of items:
208 Cunningham Dr, 80911 | 719-382-1182
This Salvation Army location provides no-cost clothing and food pantry items.
Salvation Army accepts:
3975 N. Academy Blvd, 80917 | 719-447-1806
Crossfire Ministries provides no-cost groceries, clothing and care for the times when life presses in.
Crossfire Ministries accepts:
3700 Galley Rd., 80909 | 719–355-1186
3925 Centennial Blvd, 80907 | 719-623-2870
97 Widefield Blvd, 80911 | 719-591-5221
The Colorado Springs Pregnancy Centers meet women and men facing unplanned pregnancies in their time of need.
The Colorado Springs Pregnancy Centers accepts:
1109 S Tejon St, 80903 | 719-632-1822
Springs Rescue Mission provides critically needed food, shelter, clothing and services to our neighbors experiencing homelessness, poverty and addiction.
Springs Rescue Mission accepts:
102 N. Main Street, Fountain, 80817 | 719-382-0643
God’s Pantry is a non-denominational clothing, food bank, and thrift store.
God’s Pantry accepts:
If you have something unique you want to make sure goes to someone who will use it or something of value that you can’t transport and need it gone, there are websites where you can list these items for free to be picked up. Some examples of items: Mattresses, dressers, grills, trampolines, playsets, treadmills, or any specialty item, etc.
Freecycle is a grassroots, nonprofit movement of people who are giving(and getting) stuff for free and keeping useful items out of landfills.
An online classifieds site. List an item for sale in their “Free Stuff” section.
Buy or sell new and used items easily on Facebook Marketplace, locally or from businesses. Items can be listed for $0 and add FREE in the title.
It’s good to know there are MANY options to get rid of unneeded items and put them in the hands of someone in need! Lighten your daily life by decluttering your home. Feel good that your items will live a second life in the Colorado Springs community.
Next Up: Trash, recycling, shred, and hazardous waste disposal options! You can find it HERE.
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