Three places where Denverites can donate goods for incoming migrants
City officials and nonprofits are requesting hygiene products and other items for new arrivals.
With the increased arrival of migrants from the border, the city of Denver and nonprofits working to serve people are once again accepting donations like clothing, food and hygiene products.
When previous arrivals put the city’s resources under stress, nonprofits and faith partners stepped up to collect physical goods. More than 200 volunteers at Temple Emanuel collected and sorted clothing for thousands of migrants. Iglesia Ciudad de Dios did the same in Harvey Park, taking in winter clothing.
Arrivals tapered off in March and April, and city officials decommissioned shelters. But earlier this month, an expiring Trump-era policy led to more people crossing into the U.S. and making their way to Denver. Daily arrival numbers climbed back into the triple digits, reaching almost 400 one day.
Though fewer people have arrived each day the past week and a half or so, there are still more than 1,200 new arrivals staying in private and public emergency shelters.
The city is asking for the following items:
- Hygiene kits that include soap, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Menstrual hygiene products
- Diapers sizes 1-6 and baby wipes
- Socks (new only)
These are three locations where Denverites can drop off goods for arriving migrants:
The Dream Center at 2165 Curtis St.
Coordinated drop offs are being accepted Monday to Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the front loading zone of the building. Donations can also be dropped off at the small parking lot next to the building. Denverites can email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a drop off.
First Baptist Church at 1373 Grant St.
The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado is taking donations beginning May 25. Drop offs can only be made Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Servicios de la Raza at 3131 W. 14th Ave.
Non-perishable food donations can be made at the nonprofit’s building Monday to Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m.
City officials are requesting hygiene products like soap and deodorant.