Holiday Giving at Attention Homes

Meal Donations

Holiday Giving
Help us make the holidays special for youth at Attention Homes by giving in the following ways:

  1. Sign up for our Tis the Season Meal Drive
  2. Shop for holiday gifts & fulfill a youth’s wish list. Email contactAH@attentionhomes.org for details.
  3. Give a monetary gift to support the work at Attention Homes this holiday season and ensure all youth have a home for the holidays. Donate Here
Meal Donations

Wish Lists

Thank you for contributing much needed items for our youth! Please use the lists below to see current needs. Donations should be dropped at our Administrative office: 1443 Spruce St. Boulder, M-F 8:30am-5:00pm. For larger items or those not listed, contact us at 303-447-1206.

If you prefer online shopping, shop directly off our Amazon and Target wish lists below!

New Home Wish List

Help youth moving into their own stable housing with the following items:

  • Beds and Linens: queen and double sized mattresses, sheets, & blankets. New pillows.
  • Loveseats & small couches.
  • New and gently used bathroom items: shower curtains and rings, bath mats, towels, & washcloths.
  • New and gently used kitchen items: blenders, microwaves, dishes, silverware, coffeemakers, cups, pots and pans, cutting boards, dish racks and mats, & can openers.

Holiday Wish List

Below is a list of commonly requested gift items that we equally distribute. If you’d like to purchase personal holiday gifts for our youth, please contact us at contactAH@attentionhomes.org

  • Essentials: Toothbrushes, Travel Size Toothpaste, Hand Warmers, Emergen-C Packets, Chapstick, Travel Size Deodorant, Travel Size Lotion, Travel Size Kleenex, etc.
  • Warm Winter Gear: Boots, Jackets, Gloves, Neck Warmers, Snow-pants, etc.
  • Gift Cards: Target, Amazon, Nordstrom Rack, Casual Dining (Noodles & Co, Chipotle, Smash Burger, Panera, Sub shops, etc.)
  • Earbud Headphones
  • Snacks and Candies
  • Nail polish & Makeup
  • Mini Perfume & Colognes
  • New Boxers & Women’s Underwear
  • Art supplies & Canvasses

Chase House & The Source Wish List

Help our youth in our Residential, Emergency Shelter and Daytime Drop-In programs with these needed items:

  • New Men’s boxers (all sizes)
  • New Razors & Shaving Cream
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Warm jackets, hats, scarves, & gloves
  • Hand Warmers
  • Gently used men and women’s winter clothing & shoes
  • Small Hairbrushes & Combs
  • Emergen-C Packets
  • Fidget Spinners
  • Earbud Headphones
  • Board Games & Puzzles
  • Sensory ooze Bottles/Liquid motion water

Target Wish List

Shop Target for items our youth have requested that can be shipped directly to us. Check out our Target Wish List here.

Amazon Wish List
Shop Amazon for items our youth have requested that can be shipped directly to us. Check out our Amazon Wish List here

AmazonSmile
Amazon will donate .5% of all your purchases to Attention Homes when you shop on AmazonSmile & select Attention Homes as your charity of choice. It’s the same Amazon you already know and use!

Meal Donations

Meal Donations
Make dinner for the youth living at one of our homes. You can sign up for one meal or a monthly commitment. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Review our meal guidelines
  2. Email Will Norris at wnorris@attentionhomes.org
  3. You receive a link to our online calendar, pick a date & sign up!
Auto Donations

Auto Donations
Vehicle donations are a wonderful way to give a large gift to Attention Homes. For more information on this process, visit our Auto Donation Page.

Securities Donations

Planned Giving
Leave your legacy and ensure all youth have a safe place to go for decades to come. Explore bequests and planned giving on our Planned Giving Page.

Securities Donations

Securities
Make a larger impact through a donation of stocks, bonds, or other securities. Explore the option that’s right for you on our Securities Donation Page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do you need for material donations?

A: We can accept gently used clothing, shoes and items on our Wish Lists. We can only toiletries, socks and men’s boxers that are unopened and brand-new due to health regulations. Please give Joy a call at 303-447-1206 ex 1 or email jfoggia@attentionhomes.org before you drop of any items to be sure it is currently needed, as we have limited storage space.

Q: How do I donate items?

A: To donate items, call Joy at 303.447.1206 ex 1 or email jfoggia@attentionhomes.org to coordinate drop off times and locations and to ensure that we can accept your donated items.

Q: Can you pick up items from my location?

A: Occasionally, we may be able to pick up large items that we currently have a need for. Please contact Joy at 303-447-1206 ex 1 or email jfoggia@attentionhomes.org for more information.

Q: Do you take used clothing?

A: We accept seasonally appropriate, gently used clothing and brand new boxers and socks. Please call Joy at 303-447-1206 ex 1 or email jfoggia@attentionhomes.org ensure that we can accept your items.

Q: Is my material donation tax deductible?

A: Yes! You determine the value of your item and we send you a receipt that you can use as a tax write-off. We’re not able to give you an estimate on the value of any items you donate; it’s up to you to decide the value you write off.

Q: Do I have to fill out the tax form even if I don't want a tax break?

A: We ask that you please fill it out a tax form when dropping off donations. We track material donations for internal reasons, and the information is often used in grant writing. We like to be as accurate as we can and you can help us do that with the form.

Q: I have something unusual—can I donate it?

A: Possibly! Please call Joy at 303-447-1206 x1 or email jfoggia@attentionhomes.org to inquire. If the item is furniture, please send a photo and let us know the dimensions, so we can determine if it fits our needs.

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