Donations of Supplies

We welcome and very much appreciate donations of various supplies.  Your donated items will immediately benefit the facility and the people we serve.

Please note:

  • The Murphy Center is unable to receive donations on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Donations are accepted Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Please do not leave donations outside the facility.
  • For questions about other in-kind donations, please contact:

Lauren Nagle:
Products Program Manager

(970) 829-1151

Donate Food, Hygiene & Cleaning Items, Office Supplies, Outdoor Gear, Essential Outerwear Items & Common Household Items:

Take Away Meal Program:  (all food items in individual serving sizes please)

  • Juice Box, Gatorade, Capri Suns, Bottled Water
  • Plastic Grocery Bags
  • Paper/Styrofoam/Plastic Cups, Bowls, Napkins, Paper Towels
  • Plastic Knives, Spoons, and Forks
  • Granola Bars
  • Peanut Butter (individual serving size)
    • For a cost effective way to make a huge impact, considering ordering a case (or cases) and having them shipped directly to the Murphy Center!  Here is just one ordering option from Amazon that would provide 73 servings for $36 (plus shipping): Click Here For Peanut Butter Source.
  • Fruit Roll Ups or Fruit Snacks
  • Peanut Butter Crackers
  • Raisins
  • Trail Mix
  • Nuts
  • Fruit Cups
  • Pudding Cups
  • Jerky

Morning Day Services Program:

  • Ground coffee
  • Sugar and creamer packets
  • Coffee Stir Sticks
  • Hot Chocolate (Individual Serving Packets–just add water)
  • Tea
  • Oatmeal or other Instant Hot Cereal (Individual Serving Packets)

Food Pantry/Family Needs Program:

  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Chicken
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Nuts
  • Jams
  • Honey
  • Granola
  • Apple Sauce
  • Cereal
  • Cup-A-Noodles
  • Instant Soups
  • Instant Mac and Cheese

Hygiene & Cleaning:

  • Deodorant
    • For a cost effective way to make a huge impact, consider ordering and shipping directly to the Murphy Center a case of deodorant gel “packs” which are individual single servings packets and sell for about $37 per 1,000.  You can google deodorant gel packs, search amazon with the same words or here is a link to one company that you can purchase from
  • Disposable Razors
  • Shave Cream
  • Tooth Brushes and Tooth Paste
  • Denture Adhesive
  • Cue Tips
  • Hair Brushes
  • Washcloths 
  • Bath Towels
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Vinyl Gloves (large)
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Bleach (cleaning counter tops)
  • Deodorizer

Office Supplies

  • Blue or Black Pens
  • Clasp Envelopes
  • Filing Folders with Pockets
  • Copy Paper 8 1/2 x 11

Outdoor Gear Items:

(Please note that for safety and/or environmental concerns we do not collect or distribute any flammable items such as stoves, lanterns, etc. or knives of any kind).

  • Backpacks
  • Daypacks
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Sleeping Bag Pads
  • Portable Shelters
    • Tents (small 1-3 person)
    • Tarps (small)
  • Cots
  • Stuff Sacks
  • 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

Essential Outerwear Items:

Please note that while we are appreciative that you might have other items of clothing to donate, we are only able to accept the items listed below.

  • Coats (No Dress Coats Please)
    • Winter
    • Rain Coats or Rain Ponchos
  • Hoodies (Sweatshirts with Hoods)
  • Sweatshirts (No Sweaters Please)
  • Hats
    • Summer
    • Winter
  • Winter Gloves
  • Footwear:
    • Hiking Boots
    • Tennis Shoes
    • Winter Boots (Please, no snowboard or ski boots)
  • Socks New only please on summer socks but “reasonably used” is OK on winter socks.
  • Women’s Purses & Handbags (functional for everyday use)
  • Belts
  • Sweatpants
  • Underwear:
    • Summer (New Please)
    • Thermals (Tops and Bottoms)

Common Household Items

  • Blankets
  • Ear Plugs
  • Ear Buds (listening to music)
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • First Aid Kits and Supplies
  • Batteries
  • Personal Hygiene Items:
    • Combs/Brushes (new)
    • Soap
    • Shampoo
    • Hand Sanitizer
  • Duct Tape
  • Small Sewing Kits
  • Shoe Insoles
  • Foot Powder

Career Closet

Gently Used:

  • Work Boots (Steel Toed)
  • Insulated Work Pants / Carhartt Pants
  • Work Gloves
  • Non Slip Shoes
  • Rain Gear
  • Reflective Vests / Jackets
  • Tool Belt
  • Simple Hand Tools / Hammer, Screw Drivers, Measuring Tape, Wrenches etc.
  • Heavy Work Jackets (Carhartt)
  • Coveralls
  • Safety Glasses

Thank you for your thoughtfulness!

Homeward Alliance is the managing partner of the Murphy Center Collaborative and as such is the fiscal sponsor of any in-kind donation received by the Murphy Center.  Please see the document below for our 501c3 Non Profit Designation:

501C3 IRS Designation Letter