The GIVE Center, located at the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center, provides free, essential services and items to Denver residents in need, including families, foster youth, and people experiencing homelessness.
Our GIVE Center is open to all Denver residents in need of essential items or services. No referral is needed and you do not need to be a Denver Human Services customer.
We can connect you to essential hygiene items such as:
Customers are limited to five hygiene items per month and 10 emergency diapers and wipes once every 90 days.
Additionally, we can also provide referrals to community partners for additional services, fee waivers for Colorado state IDs and birth certificates, and more.
Our resource navigators serve as liaisons between our customers and community partners. We refer clients to community-based resources, including:
We're located on the first floor of the Richard T. Castro Human Services Center, located at 1200 Federal Blvd.
We offer walk-in services Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. We are closed daily from 12 noon – 1 p.m. (hours are subject to change).
By volunteering with us, you’ll be helping foster, homeless and disadvantaged children, veterans, individuals, and families. Additionally, you will contribute to making Denver a better place to live. We have various volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
All donations to the GIVE Center go to children, adults, and families including those experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness, foster children, veterans, disabled seniors, and those experiencing crisis.
We are funded completely by donations – we need you to keep our shelves full of necessities for your neighbors in need. Donations are tax deductible and are accepted any time of the year.
Currently, the items we are in most need of are:
Monetary donations are always welcome. Your tax-deductible contributions allow us to meet our clients’ emergency needs onsite if we’re running low on donated goods. Click here to make a monetary donation online, or you may mail checks, payable to Denver Human Services, to:
1200 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80204
In addition, we carry out three annual drives — Spring Showers Hygiene Drive (May), Adopt-a-Student School Supply Drive (July-August), and Adopt-a-Family, Teen, or Senior Holiday Gift Drive (November-December) — to provide gifts and supplies to children and families receiving assistance from Denver Human Services. Keep your eye on our social media channels and this website for additional information on how to participate in these seasonal donation drives.
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See organizations in our community where you can donate food, clothing, and household items in our Be a Giver guide. [PDF]
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