Do You Want To Volunteer, or Donate? Maybe You Need Help Yourself.

Updated 12/16/2020

By Melissa Shrader Editor/Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid November 25, 2020

We are a wonderful, supportive, selfless community and we have so many places to volunteer and support this holiday season. If you haven't chosen a group to support this season please consider helping one of these resources.

We pick a charity each year to help. I think it really helps educate and foster a sense of empathy. 

Fort Collins

Fort Collins Rescue Mission

In November 2012, Denver Rescue Mission acquired Open Door Mission. Renamed Fort Collins Rescue Mission, the ministry serves homeless men and women by providing shelter, meals, spiritual guidance, and life changing programs.


 Sister Mary Alice Center For Hope - Fort Collins, CO

The Center for Hope is a resource center for families and individuals who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness. It is a place for people who are ready to make life changes to overcome their current situation, and who need some help doing so. The mission of the Center for Hope is to help these families and individuals achieve stability and long-term self-sufficiency.
(970) 494.9940

Catholic Charities Northern - Fort Collins - Fort Collins, CO

The Mission in Fort Collins operates the Hostel of Hospitality, accommodating up to 40 persons, including single men, single women, and families. An evening meal and breakfast are served, and there are facilities for showers and laundry. Transitional housing is under construction. Call (970) 484-5010 for more information. 

Food Bank for Larimer County
1301 Blue Spruce Drive Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
(970) 493-4477 

United Way Larimer County 

424 Pine Street, Suite 102

Fort Collins, CO 80524


Animal House 

2200 N Taft Hill Road Fort Collins, CO 80524

Tele: (970) 224-DOGS (3647) 

Rocky Mountain Raptor Program

720 B East Vine Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado 80526


Wish List


Prairie Wildlife Research 

PO Box 308 Wellington, CO 80549 970.219.1659

As experts in the fields of black-footed ferret recovery, we engage in wildlife research. Black-footed ferrets are listed as endangered across North America and the goal of recovery is to remove them from the list. 


Angel House - Loveland Berthoud Interfaith Hospitality Network - Loveland, CO

We are a homeless shelter self-sufficiency program for families with children. There is a day center where the families will be while looking for employment and affordable housing. There is also transitional housing for some graduates and a Balanced Living program that teaches empowerment and self-sufficiency to everyone.

Neighbor To Neighbor - Loveland, CO

The mission of Neighbor to Neighbor is to open doors and advance lives by providing housing counseling, supportive services, and multi-family affordable housing.

Larimer County Animal Shelter 

3501 E 71st Street, Loveland, CO 80538



Grace Place 

375 Meadowlark Drive

Berthoud, CO 80513



The American Legion Windsor 

624 Ash St, Windsor, CO 80550

(970) 686-9966

Weld County 

Weld Food Bank

1108 H Street  Greeley, CO 80631 T: 970-356-2199 

Guadalupe Community Center - Guadalupe Shelter - Greeley, CO

Catholic Charities emergency shelter. Houses 24 men, 6 women and 6 families.
Open from 7PM to 7AM 365 days a year. There are separate areas for single men, single women, and families with children. The shelter also provides shower facilities, and breakfast and evening meals, job referrals and advocacy are available to shelter residents. Volunteers Requests by Guadalupe Community Center - Guadalupe Shelter: Contact the shelter and ask for a Volunteer Coordinator. Help with meals, front desk, child care, and more. We do background checks.
 (970) 353-3720

Greeley Transitional House - Greeley, CO

Women, women with children

Toys for Tots! Virtual link for toys to get and to give.  Local Toys for Tots.

For More Charities in Loveland click here

For More Charities in Fort Collins click here.

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