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Denver opens physical location for donations to support incoming migrants

The city is limiting physical donations to Mondays, but they have a working list of items needed to help keep people comfortable.

DENVER — Over the past few weeks, the city of Denver has welcomed groups of migrants arriving overnight. 

The city opened a number of emergency shelters, and as more people arrive every day, community donations are both accepted and encouraged.

The Office of Emergency Management is only accepting physical donations on Mondays from 5-8 p.m. These donations can be dropped off at Temple Emanuel at 51 Grape St. in Denver.

The city is asking for donations of the following items:

  • New or *very* gently used winter coats for men, women, children, and infants, especially sizes small and medium
  • New or *very* gently used clothing for adults (including cold weather clothing):
    Men’s sizes small, medium, and large, especially sizes small and medium
    Women’s sizes small, medium, and large, especially sizes small and medium
  • Long sleeve shirts - men, women, unisex
  • Sweatshirts/sweaters - men, women, unisex
  • Sweatpants - men, women, unisex
  • Pants - men and women
  • Shoes (closed toe gym shoes) - boys, girls, men (sizes 7-10) and women (size 5 – 8)
  • Shoelaces
  • New men’s and women’s underwear
  • New women’s sports bras
  • New socks - men, women, unisex

The city wrote that donations can be dropped off by entering the north entrance and heading under the north side of the portico, where volunteers will help you unload. 

Monetary donations are still welcome any time and can be made out to several different organizations helping with sheltering and other community efforts. Denver Community Church, Americans Friends Service Committee, Colorado Hosting Asylum Network, and the First Unitarian Society of Denver.

If you're interested in volunteering, is looking for people to help staff Denver’s emergency migrant shelters. All volunteers must pass a background check to be eligible. For more information or to apply, visit Denvergov.org/OEM.  

As of 11 a.m. on the 26th, the total number of those served by the city is about 2,295. There are 656 people currently in emergency shelters set up by the city and 622 are in partner shelters.

To stay up to date with the city's efforts and ways to help, you can find the latest here on the city's website.


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