Fundraising

“Donors don’t give to institutions. They invest in ideas and people in whom they believe.” –  G.T. SmithAt Homeless Gear, we pride ourselves on our ability to translate cash donations into tangible support for the men, women and children whom we serve. In 2014, for every dollar we spent, we distributed about $7 worth of supplies. On top of that, we helped secure more than 100 jobs for homeless and near-homeless job seekers, served more than 500 families at our quarterly Children in Need service events, recorded 7,000 interactions through our Street Outreach program AND launched a brand new program–One Village One Family–to help homeless families obtain housing and regain self-sufficiency.

Your support makes all that (and more!) possible.

How to Donate Cash
  • Check:
    • Make your check out to Homeless Gear
    • Mail your check to:
    • Homeless Gear
    • 1305 Duff Drive, Unit #5
    • Fort Collins, CO  80524
  • Credit Card: Donate to Homeless Gear online with a credit card using the secure link below (please be aware that a donation made via credit card will incur a processing fee that is charged to the Homeless Gear fund).
Secure link to donate Homeless Gear, Inc. is a (registered) 501c3 non-profit organization and your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable under the law.

How to Set Up a Recurring Donation

    1. Click the “Donate” button (just below).
      (a) You will be redirected to our secure online donation portal (PayPal).
    2. Enter the amount that you want to donate each month.
    3. Click the check box to the right of the amount that says “Make This Recurring (Monthly).”
    4. Proceed with your donation. You can log into your PayPal account or donate without an account.

Amazon Smile

It couldn’t be simpler. Just click on this link (http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-4641606) and then shop at Amazon.com as you normally would. The only difference: Homeless Gear will receive a percentage of what you spend! It really could add up!

Enterprise Zone Tax Credit

Homeless Gear has been designated as an Enterprise Zone project. All monetary contributions of $250 or more are eligible for a 25% State of Colorado Tax Credit.  Please request this certificate from us if you plan on using this credit on your taxes.  The certificate will not be issued unless you specifically ask for it.

New in 2012: All Enterprise Zone donations must include a social security number or a Colorado Taxpayer Account Number in order to receive the Enterprise Zone credit.  Please note, taxpayers can use their Colorado Account Number in place of their Social Security Number on EZ tax credit forms if preferred.  

 All Colorado taxpayers have a Colorado Account Number and can request it by visiting www.colorado.gov/revenueonline .  Choose “Individual” of “Business” and then choose “Request Letter ID” and select “Sign Up.” Please include your social security or account number on your check when submitting your donation.