The HelpCOS Campaign is a City effort to direct resources effectively to local service providers that are having a positive impact on people experiencing homelessness in our community. We need your help to make these efforts a success.
Ways to Help
Here are some ways you can HelpCOS and know you are making a difference:
Warming Shelter Overflow Volunteers
Volunteers are needed at both of our low barrier shelters. Stay overnight or part of the night to give out blankets, coffee, breakfast in the morning, and a kind word, and a friendly face. Volunteer opportunities are available at the Springs Rescue Mission and at The Salvation Army. Links to both of these organizations can be found here.
Donate Hygiene Kits to our low barrier shelters
Please give small or travel size items
Soap or Body Wash
Shampoo and conditioner
Bag to carry it all in
Tampons and Pads
Collect Other Items to Meet Winter Needs
All clean and new or gently used
Donate Breakfast Items
Coffee and tea
Grab and Go Breakfast Items such as granola bars
Listed below are Colorado Springs organizations that accept monetary donations as well as a variety of resources, ranging from food, clothing, toiletries, cars, household appliances and more:
Money, food, clothing, baby products, bedding, paper products, cleaning supplies, children books, hygiene products, and gear.
Money, food (perishable and non-perishable), personal hygiene items, household necessities and gently used clothing for all ages.
Ecumenical Social Ministries (ESM)
All food items, diapers and toiletries are accepted; however, the constant need exists for men’s socks, men’s jeans, men’s and women’s underwear, color t-shirts, granola bars, small containers of peanut butter, chicken, and tuna.
Homeward Pikes Peak
Money, non-perishable food, toiletries, kitchen supplies, household cleaning supplies, laundry items, baby products, and mattresses.
Money, food, electronics, computers, and cars.
More Than a Meal
Money, vehicle donations
Partners in Housing
Money, clothing, furniture, automobiles, household goods, nonperishable foods, toiletries and appliances
Springs Rescue Mission
Money, food (both perishable and non-perishable), clothes, personal hygiene items, baby items, small appliances, kitchen items, bedding/sleeping bags.
Money, baby items, toiletries, gas cards, bus passes, used or new cell phones, and grocery cards.
Money, nonperishable food, household goods, and appliances, bikes, personal hygiene items.
Money, food, Clothing, and toiletries.