Ways to Give
The Salvation Army is serving more people in our community than ever before. More and more neighbors are seeking the basic necessities of life - food, shelter, and warmth. When you make a gift, you are supporting The Salvation Army right here in your community. Your money stays local. The Salvation Army depends on people like you to help us serve those in need. We gratefully welcome your generous support to transform lives and make our community a better place to live.
Donations are accepted online, by phone or mail.
Online: click here to make a secure donation to The Salvation Army.
By Phone: Please call 719-884-1047
By Check: Make checks payable to:
The Salvation Army
910 Yuma Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
10 Ways to turn your compassion into action
- Cash Donations
- In-Kind Gifts and Donated Goods
- Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit
- Enterprise Zone Tax Credit
- IRA’s, Annuities, Securities & Stock Gifts
- Legacy/Memorial Gifts
- Combined Federal Campaign Allotment
- Matching Gifts & Work Place Giving
- Sponsorships/Grants/Corporate Partners
Your Salvation Army
William Booth Society
The Salvation Army established The William Booth Society [WBS] to recognize and honor individuals, foundations and corporations who make an annual gift of $5,000 or more to support Army programs and services in El Paso County. Those in The William Booth Society exemplify philanthropic leadership and outstanding commitment.
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Matching Gifts & Workplace Giving
Workplace Giving Programs allow employees to designate a portion of their paycheck as a gift to a nonprofit—providing on-going support to our work.
Planned Gifts & Tax Tips for Giving
IRA’s, Annuities, Securities and Stock Gifts are ways to give and receive tax benefits, avoid out-of-pocket expenses and capital gains. Our Planned Giving Director, Kyle Backlund, would be happy to assist you in planning a legacy gift. Contact Kyle at (303) 903-4622 or email email@example.com.
There are two ways for Colorado taxpayers to maximize your tax benefits when you donate to The Salvation Army - Enterprise Zone (EZ) and Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit (CCCCC).
Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit (CCCCC)
The Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit (CCCCC) allows you to partner with us and support the work we are doing with underprivileged youth in El Paso County. When your gift of $250 or more is designated to The Salvation Army child care programs, you may qualify for a 50% Colorado State Tax Credit through the Child Care Contribution Tax Credit Program (Colorado residents only).
To take advantage of the CCCCC tax credit simply make your check payable to The Salvation Army and write: Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit or CCCCC in the memo line.
El Paso County Enterprise Zone (EZ) Tax Credit
You may be eligible to receive a Colorado State Tax Credit of up to 25% for any cash or in-kind* gift of at least $250 designated to The Enterprise Zone. Funding for The Salvation Army through the Enterprise Zone directly supports The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter at the RJ Montgomery Center – the city’s largest homeless shelter which works to lead residents out of the cycle of homelessness and into self-sufficiency.
To Take Advantage of the Enterprise Zone (EZ) Tax Credit:
- Make your check payable to El Paso County Enterprise Zone.
- Write "RJ Montgomery Center" in the memo line of your check.
- Include your Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) or your CO Account number**.
- Mail check to: The Salvation Army, Attn: Tax Credit Incentive, 910 Yuma Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. Credit Cards are not accepted for this tax credit.
- Look for your DR0075 Tax Credit Certification form in the mail from El Paso County approximately 3-4 weeks after making your gift.
* Non-cash gifts of stock or appreciated securities and other in-kind contributions are eligible for a reduced tax rate of 12.5%.
There are two ways to donate goods to The Salvation Army – 1. By collecting items needed in our programs locally or 2. By donating your gently used items to our Thrift Store.
Items Needed for Programs
We are in constant need for food, cleaning supplies, clothing and hygiene items to support our programs in Colorado Springs. Items can be dropped off at 908 Yuma Street. Please contact us at (719) 636-3891 if you would like to coordinate a drive for your school, club, workplace or organization. Here are some suggested items:
· Tuna or Canned Meat · Peanut Butter & Jelly · Canned Fruits / Vegetables · Rice / Cereal · Pasta / Beans · Cookies / Crackers · Meal Helpers · Baby Food, Formula & Diapers · Laundry Detergent · Shampoo/Soap/Toothpaste · Socks & Underwear · Feminine Hygiene Items · Coats/Gloves/Hats · Blankets · Paper Towels · Cleaning Supplies
Thrift Shop Donations
To schedule a time for The Salvation Army to come pick up your Thrift Shop goods, click here. You may also drop off items at: The Salvation Army Thrift Store located at 3955 Tutt Blvd. Call (719) 574-4335 for any questions. Proceeds from The Salvation Army Thrift Shop help fund the Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) in Denver. Since we do not solicit government funding for this program, the ARC program is made possible through the generosity of those who donate goods that can be sold in our family thrift stores and provide services that are made available to the participants of our programs.