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Other Ways to Give

Other Ways to Give

For more information, please contact our Development Director, Erica Vander Sande, at 970-829-6038 or

Amazon Wishlist

By donating through our Amazon Wishlist, you are making a tangible and immediate impact on the lives of those in need. Our Amazon Wishlists are a curated selection of items that directly benefit young adults at The Northern Colorado Regional Youth Shelter and our drop-in center.

Simply click on the items you’d like to donate, and they will be added to your Amazon shopping cart. When you’re ready, proceed to checkout on Amazon. Your selected items will be shipped directly to us.

  • Youth Shelter Essentials: Your donations help provide basic necessities for the youth using our services. From hygiene products to everyday essentials, your support helps us create a welcoming and safe environment.

  • Move-In Baskets: Support the youth and young adults residing in our shelter by participating in the creation of move-in baskets. These baskets contain essential household items that make the transition smoother and give them a fresh start.

Charitable Remainder Trust

A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) is a tax-exempt, irrevocable trust that pays income to a donor or other beneficiaries for a set term —either life or a designated number of years. At the end of the term, the remainder of the trust is donated to the designated charity. 

Wills + Bequests

Wills and Bequests are any gift — including personal property, stocks, bonds, jewelry, cash and real estate — given to an individual or organization through an estate plan, or will. 

Charitable Lead Trust

A Charitable Lead Trust is an irrevocable trust that pays income to a charity or charities for a set period of time. At the end of that time, the remaining assets are distributed to the donor or other beneficiaries. 

Non-cash Gifts

Non-cash gifts include:

  • Gifts of stock, bonds, mutual funds
  • IRA Charitable Rollover
  • Vehicle Donations 
  • Gifts of retirement assets 
  • Gifts of insurance

Charitable Gift Annuity

A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) is a simple gift contract that provides one or two beneficiaries with a fixed income for life in exchange for a donation to a nonprofit. The gift can be made with cash, securities or assets. 

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Car Donations

Donations of cars, trucks, SUVs, or other vehicles can be made to The Matthews House via Vehicles For Charity. To initiate the donation process, visit the link.