Here's how you can help

March 31, 2020

As the COVID-19 situation unfolds, many businesses have temporarily closed their doors, and more people are working from home — but not everyone has that luxury, including many people on the front lines. 

Many people in Colorado who have lost their jobs or are unable to work due to businesses closing or adjusting their hours may also need assistance. CDHS is continuing to provide services to Coloradans during this difficult time. This website also offers resources for people who may be struggling to pay their bills

If you're looking for ways to help your fellow Coloradans, please look through this list of organizations that are seeking volunteers and donations. This is not a comprehensive list, and we update this list as we learn of new resources.

Food needed 

The Action Center in Lakewood needs non-perishable items like canned fruit, soups, cereal and peanut butter. 

Care and Share, which provides food, partnering opportunities, and education to fight hunger and food insecurity in Southern Colorado, is seeking donations. 

Community Food Bank of Grand Junction, serving the greater Grand Junction area, is seeking monetary donations (food donations have been temporarily suspended).  

Denver Public Schools Foundation's Food Security Fund is seeking donations. 

The Food Bank for Larimer County is seeking donations and volunteers.  

Food Bank of the Rockies, serving 30 Colorado counties, is seeking donations and volunteers. 


Blood needed  

Children's Hospital Colorado is requesting screening calls be made to 720-777-5398 prior to donating.  

Garth Englund donation sites in Fort Collins and Loveland can be found here

St. Mary's Regional Blood Center at SCL Health, serving 19 hospitals on the Western Slope, needs donations. Appointments can also be made by calling 970-298-2555. 

Vitalant needs donations. 

Find a blood drive through the American Red Cross or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).  

Child care for healthcare and public safety workers  

The Colorado Emergency Childcare Collaborative is seeking early child care providers and educators to provide emergency child care for the state's healthcare and public safety workers supporting at-risk populations. 

Support for foster families
Foster Source is providing pre-made meals and supplies to foster families and is accepting donations. 

The Colorado State Foster Parent Association is still providing educational resources and advocacy for foster parents. They accept donations through their website.  

Support survivors of domestic violence

Violence Free Colorado has information about community-based organizations that support survivors of domestic violence in need of donations.

Help for pets 

The Colorado Pet Pantry, which helps people who need assistance with food obtain food for their pets, keeping pets in their homes and out of shelters, is seeking donations. 

Harley's Hope is delivering free pet food to those in El Paso, Teller and Pueblo counties directly impacted by COVID-19 as well as other at-risk pet parents.  


Support for law enforcement 

Shield616 is seeking disinfectant supplies, goggles and donations for armor for the Colorado Springs Police Department. 


Cleaning supplies 

Cleaning supplies can be donated from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday at La Alma Lincoln Park, 1325 W. 11th Ave., Denver, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 3880 Newport St., Denver. 

Support for cultural organizations 

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is seeking donations for Denver cultural organizations impacted by COVID-19. 


Donations and/or volunteers for Colorado communities 

County departments of human services continue to support services. Many accept donations for the families who they serve. Please contact your county and ask how you can help.

Aspen Community Foundation is seeking donations for its COVID-19 Regional Response Fund. 

Boulder County Community Foundation is seeking donations for its COVID-19 Response Fund. 

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, which supports individuals throughout Colorado who are experiencing or at risk for homelessness, is seeking donations. 

The Denver Foundation's Critical Needs Fund is asking for help to mobilize resources for vulnerable people in Metro Denver. 

Denver Rescue Mission is asking for volunteers and donations. 

The Haven and Baby Haven, which support women in treatment and their small children and infants, are seeking donations to help them support an expected increase in services as they face reduced revenues. 

Longmont Community Foundation is seeking donations to its Neighbor to Neighbor COVID-19 relief fund.  

Metro Caring is seeking donations for families struggling to afford food in the metro area.  

Mile High United Way needs volunteers. 

The Northern Colorado COVID-19 Response Fund, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and the United Way of Larimer County, is seeking donations.  

Pikes Peak United Way is seeking donations to provide assistance to individuals in El Paso and Teller counties.  

The State of Colorado's Help Colorado Now Fund is seeking volunteershealthcare volunteers and donations to help at-risk individuals across our state get through the COVID-19 crisis. 

The United Way of Pueblo County Emergency Response and Recovery Fund is seeking donations. 

The United Way of Southwest Colorado is accepting donations.  

Weinberg Food Pantry, 3201 S. Tamarac Drive, Denver, is providing pre-packed boxes of food to anyone experiencing food insecurity. 

Yampa Valley Community Foundation, serving Routt and Moffat counties, is seeking donations for its COVID-19 response fund. 

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