Here’s how to donate items for migrants sheltering in the city
…just in case you read the wrong address!
This article has been updated to reflect that the donation site at Temple Emanuel has closed.
Our original story follows below.
On Tuesday, Denverite David Mintzer tweeted that he and some other people trying to donate items to Denver’s ongoing migrant sheltering effort showed up to an auto shop and “a very confused tire salesman.”
It turns out city officials accidentally swapped numbers on the address for the actual drop-off spot. So we thought we’d lay out the most current (and correct) info here, to keep you from wandering aimlessly with a carful of coats.
Here’s where you can donate stuff:
On the west side, head to a vacant building in a strip mall at 1011 S. Federal Blvd. They’re open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m.
Here’s what the city’s looking for:
The city’s Joint Information Center (JIC) says men’s sweatpants (small or medium sizes), backpacks and medium-sized duffel bags, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap and travel-sized shampoo are currently in high demand.
There’s also an ongoing need for “new or very gently used” men’s winter clothes like jackets, hats and gloves (also in small or medium sizes), socks, underwear/boxers, men’s belts (large or extra-large), men’s shoes and work boots (sizes 7 to 10) and shower sandals.
While these donation spots remain open, the JIC announced on Sunday that fewer numbers of people arriving here has allowed them to close one of their two shelters in rec centers. We’ll have more info on when the rec center will re-open for Pilates and pickle ball when it becomes available.