Donate to TLC
We are always grateful for financial donations. Our emergency financial programs (rent, utilities, childcare, and medical to name a few) depend on the generous support of our community. Our operations, including administration and maintenance of our building, often depend on monetary donations. Regular and predictable donations help us budget each year. Spontaneous donations sometimes make a lean month easier. If you prefer, we can designate your contribution to a specific purpose if you designate it in the memo of your donation. You will receive a thank you letter you can use as a deductible contribution. Consult your tax advisor.
Please remember, to be considered as a 2013 charitable contribution, all donations to TLC must be received, or post-marked if delivered through the postal service, no later than December 31, 2013.
Donate by Mail or On-Line
Financial donations may be mailed to:
P.O. Box 1301
Monument, CO 80132
Donations may also be submitted through Pikes Peak United Way. PPUW's vision is to create the best quality of life possible for all of our citizens. While helping those who need help now, they are also creating positive and long-lasting change. United Way directs 100% of contributions to designated agencies. Donating to Tri-Lakes Cares through United Way shows your support of both organizations.
Tri-Lakes Cares is a member of the GivingFirst organization. The GivingFirst Community First Foundation is a Denver-based community foundation whose mission is to improve quality of life by increasing community generosity and involvement. GivingFirst.org is a program of the Nonprofit Preservation Initiative, which was launched in 2004 to preserve the future of Colorado nonprofits. Tri-Lakes Cares receives your donation through the GivingFirst Community First Foundation.
The Community First Foundation retains a portion of your contribution to cover processing fees.
We accept on-line donations through our secure link with PayPal. You may use your credit card or PayPal account to make your donation.
PayPal retains a portion of your contribution to cover processing fees.
We accept vehicle donations which are processed through Donation Line LLC. Please call 877-227-7487 and ask for extension 2969 so that we receive credit for your donation. You can also click below:
Members of our community provide financial donations and countless hours from over 200 people of volunteer time and service to help us make the difference we do to over 1,600 people each year, and the number of people that need our help is growing. Tri-Lakes Cares welcomes donations of time, products, money, and in-kind services. We’ve listed the types of donations and other programs that help us operate below.
Individuals under the age of 18, schools and other group organizations (i.e., Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, men’s and women’s organizations) often look for ways they can fulfill community service goals. We’ve identified several projects to help Tri-Lakes Cares clients. Click on the links below to read how you can execute these projects.
Thank you for supporting Tri-Lakes Cares and its Programs!
Hangers Thrift Shop
Hangers will gladly accept your donations of clothing and some household items. Proceeds from Hangers are used to promote the mission of Tri-Lakes Cares in the areas of emergency assistance, self-sufficiency programs, and other social services.
Our Wardrobe-to-Work program is looking for the best in women’s and men’s business formal and casual attire. Garments must be gently used, clean, and on hangers if at all possible.
We cannot accept used underwear, ladies swimsuits, baby cribs, strollers, car seats, bed pillows, mattresses, or large furniture items.
Hangers is open between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. You may drop off donation items between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or by special arrangement. To make special arrangements call the Hangers shop at 719-488-2300.
Food Programs Manager
We always have need of the following to fill the shelves of our emergency pantry. Food donations are accepted at the Tri-Lakes Cares facility on Monday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
You can also schedule a drop-off time by contacting the Programs Manager, Michael Winton at 719.481.4864 x 111. These are all items we need, from most importance to least:
- Canned fruits (peaches, pears, mandarin oranges, pineapple, mixed fruit and apple sauce)
- Laundry detergent (powdered) and liquid dish soap
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Diapers (size 3-6) and wipes
- Canned vegetables (peas, carrots, potatoes, yams and mixed vegetables)
- Picnic-size salt and pepper
- Salad dressings
- Condiments (mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, etc.)
- Beef stew or Chili
- Beef broth and cream of chicken soup
- Canned meats
- Toothpaste and toilet tissue
- Pancake or baking mix and syrup
- Hamburger or Tuna Helper
- Spaghetti sauce
- ANY OTHER NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM
Tri-Lakes Cares has buying power! Make a financial contribution and mark the memo with Care & Share Meat and we can use your donation to purchase meat at only .19 cents a pound.
The Snack-Pack Program provides supplemental snacks for the week-end. To help with the Snack-Pack Program donate individual portions of wrapped non-perishable snacks; for example:
- Cheese and crackers
- Peanut butter crackers
- Pudding and Jell-O cups
- Applesauce and fruit cups
- Fruit snack and roll-ups
- Individual cereal
- Granola bars
- Individual packets of Goldfish and Cheez-Its
Holiday Food Needs
We provide food baskets at both Thanksgiving and Christmas to those in need in our community. We also give each household a gift certificate for a turkey/ham and other holiday perishables. The following items help fill our baskets.
- Cranberry Sauce
- Packet Gravy Mix
- Boxed Potatoes
- Boxed Pie Crust, Fruit or Pumpkin Pie Filling
- Canned Pineapple
- Evaporated Milk
- Boxed Stuffing
Holiday Adoptions for the Giving Tree
The Giving Tree is Tri-Lakes Cares Holiday gift program. The gift program provides Holiday items that are needed and wanted to children in the community of high school age or younger.
We accept adoptions of individual children or a household.