When you support The Gathering Place, you ensure that every woman has a place to go, even when her world is falling apart. The Gathering Place is 95% privately funded, meaning we rely on the involvement and commitment of concerned community members to keep our doors open.
As the only daytime drop-in center for women and children in Denver, The Gathering Place could be the one place where a woman finds the resources that help her rebuild her life. Every day we provide resources and services to approximately 270 women and children. Your gift will directly and immediately make a difference for these individuals.
Ways to Give
For online donations, we have partnered with Colorado Gives, a program of the Community First Foundation. By donating through their secure website, 100% of your gift goes directly to The Gathering Place, with no credit card processing fees deducted. » Make an online donation through ColoradoGives.org now
Due to some storage challenges and safety concerns, we have made a few changes to our donation acceptance policy. As of March 15, 2012, we are only able to accept new, unexpired food; new, unopened toiletries; and new socks and underwear onsite at The Gathering Place. For the Family Area, this means that new, unexpired baby food and formula; new, unopened packages of diapers and wipes; and new, unopened bottles of baby lotion, wash, powder, and diaper rash ointment will be accepted.
You can still donate clothes to The Gathering Place through Heritage Cleaners (Denver locations). However, the clothes must be clean and on hangers, and there is a limit of 20 items per person at a time that can be donated. We are also working on partnerships with USAgain and ARC Thrift Stores and hope to be able to provide more information about those collaborations in the near future.
You can also donate items we are unable to accept—furniture, books, toys, home décor, linens, blankets, sports items, garage items, and more—to Arc Thrift Stores on behalf of The Gathering Place. For these donations, Arc Thrift Stores will provide vouchers to The Gathering Place to distribute to our members to shop for the specific items they need. Please check Arc’s website (www.arcthrift.org/) for information on items they are able to accept, the different ways you can donate, and store locations.
WORKPLACE GIVING CAMPAIGNS
Does your company participate in a workplace giving program such as Community Shares of Colorado or Mile High United Way? If so, tell your co-workers about The Gathering Place and encourage them to make a difference in your community by participating in workplace giving!
The Gathering Place Campaign ID numbers are:
- Community Shares & Partnership for Colorado: #5026
- Denver Employees Combined Campaign & Colorado Combined Campaign: #5050
- Metro Denver Combined Federal Campaign: #41763
- Mile High United Way: Ask your campaign coordinator for an agency write-in form
STOCK, REAL ESTATE, OR OTHER ASSETS
Making a gift of stock, real estate, or other assets that have appreciated in value and that you have owned for more than a year can result in significant tax savings for you. For more information on how to make a special gift to The Gathering Place, contact Brenda Roush at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-996-9027.
Planned gifts are an excellent way to make a lasting impact on a nonprofit organization. The right planned giving option can also allow you to reduce your estate and income taxes and maximize the financial and tax benefits of your gift. There are numerous ways you can make a planned gift: in your will, from your IRA account, by establishing an endowment, or by leveraging a gift through life insurance. Your gift may be unrestricted or designated and you may make your gift in your own name, or you may memorialize a loved one with your contribution. For more information about planned giving, please ask your estate planner or attorney to contact Lisa Zavoda at email@example.com or 303-996-9061.
If you have a car, truck, van, RV, motorcycle, or boat that you would like to get rid of, consider donating it to The Gathering Place through Vehicles for Charity, a nonprofit organization that will sell your vehicle and return the proceeds to us. VFC will handle all aspects of the donation for you, including pick up and transportation of the vehicle. For more information, contact Vehicles for Charity at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-628-2277.
USE GOOD SEARCH
GoodSearch.com is an Internet search engine powered by Yahoo! that donates a percentage of its sponsored search revenue to the charities designated by its users. To participate, go to www.goodsearch.com, enter The Gathering Place in the charity box, choose the Denver nonprofit, click verify, and start searching. Every search you make from this site earns approximately $0.01.
THE GATHERING PLACE ENDOWMENT FUND
The Gathering Place Endowment Fund was established in 1991 with a generous bequest from a supporter. The Endowment Fund is distinct from The Gathering Place and is governed by a separate board of trustees. The purpose of the fund is to generate revenue for The Gathering Place operating fund and to ensure our long-term financial future. For more information, contact Brenda Roush at email@example.com or 303-996-9027.
The Gathering Place is a Safe Zone: