Our doctors, nurses, care teams and staff change lives for the better every day, but we can’t do it alone! Throughout the year, donations from our community make a huge impact on the people we serve. If you are interested in donating, thank you! We are honored by the compassionate individuals, groups and organizations who choose to support our patients by providing items or financial donations.

To make it a little easier for you, we’ve created this helpful guide outlining our donation policies and most needed items! If you or your corporation would like to make a financial donation, please visit the Denver Health Foundation for more information.


Most Needed Items

Denver Health can only accept new and unused items to protect our patients who may have weakened immune systems due to medical conditions or treatments.

Did you know that 1/3 of all babies born in Denver are born at Denver Health? Every baby born at Denver Health goes home with a bag full of essential items for their first few weeks. Some of the most needed items donors provide are:

  • Warm Blankets (24” x 36”)
  • Receiving Blankets
  • Bibs, burp cloths, hooded bath towels
  • Hats
  • Onesies and Sleepers (3 month size)


For our pediatric, adolescent and adult patients, we provide a wide variety of items to increase their comfort during their stay. Our most needed items are:

  • Cozy Blankets (Throw or Twin size) Soft crocheted, knitted, fleece or quilted blankets provide a little extra comfort to our patients while they are away from home.
  • Soft Hats (Child, Adolescent or Adult Size) Fleece, crocheted or knitted hats are used to provide warmth and care for patients, like those in our Cancer Center.
  • New Reading Glasses > All strengths are needed
  • Reading Materials like books or magazines*. Consider donating a magazine subscription or providing books to share with our patients. Our most requested books are mystery, young adult fiction, science fiction and light hearted comedy or inspirational books. We also have a high need for materials in Spanish and large print. Due to infection prevention, these items are given to patients, so we have an continuing need for these items! *This is the only item where gently used donations are accepted.
  • Adult Coloring Books
  • Activity Books, like Sudoku, Word Search, or Crossword. Particularly large print.
  • Hope Stones
  • Pocket Magnifiers


Donation Location

To schedule a donation drop-off, please contact Volunteer Services at 303-602-2926 or . Donations are generally accepted Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM-4PM, but special arrangements for donations may be available.

To mail donated items or gift subscriptions, please address to:

Denver Health
Volunteer Services
790 Delaware St., Pavilion C
Denver, CO 80204


Other Resources

If you are unsure if your items are a good fit for Denver Health, please call Volunteer Services to get more information at 303-602-2926.

If you have an item that doesn’t fit our donation policy, the following are a few other community resources. Please follow up directly with those resources to ensure your donation fits their guidelines.

  • To donate baby formula (unopened, unexpired), please consider a local food bank, such as The Food Bank of The Rockies
  • For gently used baby clothes, or infant and toddler supplies, like car seats, please consider Wee Cycle
  • For unused medical supplies, such as feeding tube meals, IV poles, or other medical equipment, please consider one of these local organizations: Good Healthwill or Project Cure
  • For new or gently used winter gear (coats, boots, gloves) or other clothing items for adults, please consider donating to the Goodwill, ARC Thrift Stores, or the City of Denver Migrant Response.