Product Donations

Homeward Alliance collects and distributes supplies that people need to survive and meet their basic needs while they are experiencing homelessness. We are not a clothing bank — our niche is outdoor gear, outerwear, hygiene supplies and non-perishable food. That narrow focus enables us to fulfill our core mission, leverage resources and allow other organizations (e.g. clothing banks) to do what they do best. The one exception to our no-clothing policy is children’s clothes; we distribute basic children’s clothing at our quarterly Children in Need service event.

Donations are accepted only at the Murphy Center for Hope, 242 Conifer Street in Fort Collins.  Donations are excepted Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please review the list of acceptable donations prior to dropping items off. Unfortunately due to the cost of disposal and limited storage space, we can not accept any donations not on this list. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

We accept new and used (serviceable) supplies.

Click here for our printable 2020 Donation List.

Contact Brennan Snyder at for questions about product donations.

Miscellaneous Items
  • Ear Plugs
  • Insect Repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • First Aid Kits and Supplies
  • AA & AAA Batteries
  • Personal Hygiene Items:
    • Disposable Razors
    • Shaving Cream
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Deodorant
    • Combs/Brushes (new)
    • Soap
    • Shampoo
    • Cleansing Wipes
  • Bath Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Duct Tape
  • Small Sewing Kits
  • Shoe Insoles
  • Foot Powder
Outdoor Gear
  • Backpacks (framed backpacks)
  • Daypacks (school-sized backpacks)
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Sleeping Pads
  • Portable Shelters
    • Tents (small 1-3 person)
    • Tarps (small)
  • Stuff Sacks/Duffel Bags
  • Blankets
  • Emergency “Space” Blankets
  • Hand & Foot Warmers
  • Water Bottles (Nalgene Type)
  • Flashlights or Headlamps
  • Battery Powered (Small) Alarm Clocks
  • Camping/Backpacking “Mess” Kits
  • Sunglasses
  • Bike Locks
  • Coats (No Dress Coats Please)
    • Winter and Rain
  • Hoodies
  • Sweatshirts (no sweaters please)
  • Hats
  • Winter Gloves
  • Footwear:
    • Hiking Boots
    • Tennis Shoes
    • Winter Boots (Please no snowboard or ski boots)
  • Socks (New Please)
  • Warm sweatpants
  • Underwear:
    • Men’s and Women’s (New Please)
    • Thermals (Tops and Bottoms)
Non-perishable Food Items
  • Granola Bars
  • Raisins (individual packs)
  • Oatmeal or other Instant Hot Cereal
  • Cereal Snack Boxes & Powdered Milk (Individual size)
  • Fruit Roll Ups or Fruit Snacks
  • Peanut Butter Crackers
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jerky
  • Trail Mix
  • Nuts
  • Pudding Cups
  • Hot Chocolate Packets (just add water)
  • Cup-A-Noodles
  • Instant Soups
  • Instant Mac and Cheese

Children In Need

In addition to the list above, we collect supplies specifically for children and families.

We distribute those supplies to children and families at our quarterly service events and to our agency partners that serve children and families across the state.

2020 Children In Need – Family Resource Fairs:

  • April 10th Project Homeless Connect at Northside Aztlan
  • June 20th CIN – FRF at Realities for Children
  • July 18th Maternity RF at Northside Aztlan
  • September 12th CIN – FRF at Northside Aztlan
  • December 5th CIN – FRF at Northside Aztlan

Please contact Pam, Development Director, at or (970) 829-1162 for more information about Children In Need events.