There are numerous ways you can help support youth who are experiencing homelessness in our community. Every dollar and every minute counts – so please take a moment to support our vital programs today. Urban Peak is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on the support of generous individuals and companies to help youth find a life off of the streets and become self-sufficient adults.
You can always make a donation to Urban Peak by:
- Donating online.
- Calling our Development Officer at (303) 974-2954.
- Mailing a check to 2100 Stout Street | Denver, CO 80205.
Urban Peak also has many ways to creatively raise funds and awareness for youth in need. Here are just a few:
Colorado Gives makes it easy to donate on a recurring basis. Once your information is in the system, donations will be automatically charged to your debit/credit card at an interval of your choice: weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually. You can even specify a start and end date for your contributions, or choose ‘no end date’ to have your donation made indefinitely. Each December, we will send you an acknowledgement of your donations for the entire year for tax purposes.
Host a Fundraiser
Each year, individuals and groups come together to fundraise for Urban Peak. These activities range from large events to ongoing clothing drives – and everything in between. To learn more about hosting an event or other fundraising activity, visit this page or call (303) 974-2947.
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 Urban Peak. As a participant in the Combined Federal Campaign and Combined Colorado Campaigns, you may select Urban Peak as the recipient of your contribution.
Cars Helping Charities provides free towing and will gladly work with you on your donation of your car, truck, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle (RVs, boats, etc.). For more information, please call 303-423-CARS (2277) or visit their website. The IRS permits you to take a charitable tax deduction on your federal income tax return for the gross sale of your vehicle. If the gross sale of the vehicle is greater than $500, the IRS will expect you to fill out Form 8283, “Non-cash Charitable Contributions.”
Memorial & Tribute Donations
Making a financial donation to Urban Peak in memory of a loved one, as a thank you to someone, or in commemoration of a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, or graduation is a creative gift. When making a memorial or tribute gift to someone via Urban Peak, please fill out their information when you make a donation on Colorado Gives, and we will be happy to send along a card in support of your gift.
Stocks, Bonds & Securities Donations
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 Urban Peak, you can avoid all capital gains and resulting taxes! Click here to request stock transfer information.
Wills, Bequests & Estate Gifts
Planning for the future can be an emotionally taxing process. If you are so kind as to consider including Urban Peak in your will or estate plans, 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 here in Denver without pressure or obligation. Click here for more information.
Giving Through eBay
eBay Giving Works is integrated into eBay’s regular buying and selling platform and enables sellers to donate a portion of their sales to a charity of their choice. To donate to Urban Peak through the eBay Giving Works program, visit www.ebaygivingworks.com and type in “Urban Peak” in the ‘Search for Charities’ box.
Donate Your Stuff
Urban Peak accepts basic needs items for youth such as hand warmers and underwear, as well as gently used goods to be sold at our thrift store, Peak Thrift.
Please take all donations to Peak Thrift located at 4890 Pecos Street, Denver, CO 80221. Click here for our current needs and more information.
Thank you for your generous support of Urban Peak and youth experiencing homelessness. Our work would not be possible without the commitment of people like you.