Donate: What can your gift do?

“The Place has changed my life in a way I didn’t think was possible, and I have no idea where I would be without it today.”

–Jackson (Client, 2019)

In-Kind Donations

Every little bit helps. We're always looking for the following:
  • Boxer briefs
  • Warm hats and gloves
  • Snacks, like trail mix, beef jerky, granola bars
  • Apartment cleaning supplies
  • Dishes and pots and pans
  • Laundry detergent and soap
  • Flash drives for school
  • Bus passes to get to work
  • Gift cards for incentives

Other ways to donate

While we appreciate your generous, straight-cash gifts, we know that you may seek other creative — even fun — ways to give to The Place.  Please see our extensive list below for some other ideas.  And thank you for partnering with our mission!

The Enterprise Zone tax credit lets you receive a 25% credit on your Colorado state taxes when you give to The Place. Combined with charitable income tax deductions, your gift can result in substantial tax savings. Here’s how it works:

  • Applicable for donations of $250 or more.
  • Make your check payable to the El Paso County Enterprise Zone.
  • Include the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number or Colorado Account Number (required). Learn how to obtain your Colorado Account Number here.
  • For more info on EZ Contribution Projects, visit the El Paso County website.

For more details on how this works, please reach out to Andy Petersen at Andy.Petersen@theplacecos.org or 719-338-9257.

Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  Please check with your tax advisor to verify you are receiving the appropriate tax credit allowed.

Donating stocks, bonds, and/or securities is a fabulous way to support the youth of The Place and receive tax benefits. Stocks that have appreciated in value can be subject to capital gains tax when sold; however, by transferring your appreciated shares of stock directly to The Place, you can avoid all capital gains and resulting taxes. To make a gift of all DTC Eligible Securities, ask your broker to deliver to:

DTC Clearing 0725
FAO: The Place
Account No. 532H7012
Raymond James & Assoc. Inc. 880 Carillon Pkwy St. Petersburg, FL 33716
DTC Securities

For any questions, please contact our local agent, Gina Reever, at 719.577.4170 / gina.reever@raymondjames.com.  You may also download these instructions:

Donor Form -Stock Donation Instructions PDF, or

Donor Form -Stock Donation Instructions Word

Do you want to make a tax-smart decision while supporting The Place?  We can help. After you turn 70 1/2, you’re required to withdraw from your IRA annually.  Transferring those funds directly to The Place supports the areas you’re passionate about, and you avoid paying income tax.  Your legacy can start today!  Call the The Place Development Office at 719.338.9257 or visit IRA WITHDRAWAL to find out more.

Planning for the future can be an emotionally taxing process. If you are so kind as to consider including The Place in your will or estate plans, we can help. We will be happy to walk you through the process of making a planned gift so that others can help you carry on your wishes of supporting youth in need. Simply call us for a confidential discussion and we’ll be honored to discuss with you ways you can leave a lasting legacy to help youth experiencing homelessness in Colorado Springs without pressure or obligation.

If you intend to include The Place in your will, please include our tax identification number, name and address as follows:

Tax identification number: 84-1549702

Name:  The Place

Address:  423 Cucharras St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

For more information, please reach out to our Director of Development, Andy Petersen, at Andy.Petersen@theplacecos.org  or  719-338-9257.

Making a financial donation to The Place is a respectful way to honor the memory of the loved one or thank someone in your life that has a special affinity for helping at-risk youth, or to commemorate a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or graduation. Tribute gifts can also be made to thank someone for their efforts. When making a memorial or tribute gift to someone via The Place, please let us know and we will be happy to send along a card in support of your gift.

There are numerous ways you can support The Place through workplace giving programs.  Many companies match their employees’ gifts dollar for dollar. Check with your human resources director to see if your company will match your donation to The Place.

Filing your Taxes? Don’t forget about The Place!

If you want to donate all or a portion of your refund to one of the organizations on the 2019 Voluntary Contributions Schedule, please be sure to fill out the DR 0104CH form for Voluntary Contributions and submit it with your 2019 Colorado Individual Income Tax Return. This will ensure that your selected organizations receive the donations you have designated. Look for The Place organization number on the voluntary contribution schedule.

Thank you for your interest in fundraising to support youth who are experiencing homeless in Colorado Springs. Have you considered planning a house party or fun run to raise money for The Place? If so, we would love to talk with you about our current needs and how you can join us in our mission to help youth on their respective paths to self-sufficiency.

We ask anyone fundraising on behalf of The Place to contact our Director of Development to discuss your plans. If your event is approved, and depending on our staff’s availability, we may be able to support you in promoting the event and supply you with the necessary marketing materials.

Thank you in advance for your efforts. Together, we can help youth experiencing homelessness obtain the necessary skills and resources to live a safe life off of the streets.

Volunteer

Volunteers are indispensable to life at The Place as we work together to fulfill our mission. We offer several opportunities to fit your schedule.

Youth services

Learn about how we’re helping youth in Colorado Springs leave homelessness behind and create self-determined, fulfilled lives. 

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