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Tri-Lakes Cares Donation Guidelines

Food Donations

  • Tri-Lakes Cares offers several assistance programs, so we gratefully accept donations of unopened, unexpired food items and sundries.


Used Goods

It is difficult to say “no thank you” to generous donation offers. However, because TLC does not have the facility space or staffing capacity to process donations of secondhand goods, we are unable to accept donations of used items such as used clothing, used books and magazines, used appliances, used housewares, used car seats, used strollers, etc.

TLC is fortunate to have community partners who provide quality used merchandise to our local community. We encourage community members to consider donating secondhand items to a local charitable organization such as:

  • Goodwill: 719-481-5697
  • Mission Medical: 719-219-3402
  • Silver Key: 719-884-2366
  • Arc Thrift Store: 719-265-1905
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore: 719-667-0840
  • Tri-Lakes Silver Alliance Thrift Store: 719-464-6873


Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

  • TLC offers the DME Loan Closet program free of charge to anyone in the community who has a temporary need for a piece of durable medical equipment such as canes, walkers, commodes, crutches, knee scooters, wheel chairs, toilet seat risers, and shower chairs.
  • Because of the many generous donations from our community members, TLC’s DME Loan Closet remains full. Currently, TLC is only accepting limited donations of DME. Please call us at 719-481-4864 or email us to find out more about the DME that we can currently accept.
  • TLC cannot accept medications, prescriptions, leg braces, tubing, formulas, oxygen tanks, dressings, lotions, etc.
  • We encourage community members to also consider donating DME to one of our local partners:
    • Mission Medical: 719-219-3402
    • Silver Key: 719-884-2366


Medications (Over-the-Counter & Prescriptions)

Due to liability issues, TLC cannot accept any over-the-counter medications or prescriptions.

How to dispose of Prescription Medications properly:

  • Check the prescription for recommended disposal directions.
  • More information about disposing or turning in medications if available through these community partners:
    • Walgreens @ 3480 N. Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs – 719-380-9438
    • Mission Medical Clinic, Colorado Springs – 719-219-3402
    • Monument Police Department – 719-481-3253.
      • There is a medical disposal bin located in the Monument Police Department at the Monument Town Hall.

For more information, visit www.fda.gov


Large Durable Items

  • TLC cannot accept or store donations of large furniture, appliances, or other large durable items.
  • We encourage community members to consider donating large durable items to one of our local partners:
    • Goodwill: 719-481-5697
    • Arc Thrift Store: 719-265-1905
    • Habitat for Humanity ReStore: 719-667-0840

 


Car Seats and Bases

  • TLC cannot accept donations of car seats or bases.
  • The Colorado Department of Transportation has information on how to donate or recycle your car seat. Visit their website for more details.