FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • DONATIONS
    • What kind of items do you collect?
      We collect gently used or new coats. While all sizes are needed, we especially need men’s and women’s extra large coats and children’s coats.
    • Do you collect anything other than coats?
      We only collect coats.
    • Where do I donate my coats?
      All Dependable Cleaners location in the Denver metro or Boulder area will accept your donated coats. See our list of locations.
       
      Donations are also accepted at special collection events during the campaign.
    • When can I donate my coats?
      You can drop off coats during normal business hours at any Dependable Cleaners location in the Denver metro or Boulder area between October 1 and November 30. 
       
      We also have special collection events scheduled at the FlatIrons Crossing Mall in Broomfield on October 26, and Highlands Ranch Town Center and Belmar Shopping Center on November 9.
    • Can you pick up the coats I collect?
      Due to limited resources we are unable to pick up coats. If, however, you have hundreds of coats and a problem getting them to us, please call Patti at 303-777-2673, ext. 21.

  • TAX STATUS
    Are my donations tax deductible?
    Dependable Cleaners - Coats for Colorado is a charitable organization as described in IRS Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. You should consult with your tax advisor about whether you may deduct your contributions.

  • NON-PROFIT DISTRIBUTIONS
    • Who receives the coats?
      We distribute coats to more than one hundred non-profit agencies by appointment as well as to individuals in need on two public distribution days.
    • I represent a non-profit organization. How can we receive coats?
      Please call 303-777-2673, ext. 22 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are on Tuesday mornings between 9 a.m. and noon at the Dependable Cleaners warehouse at 1701 South Broadway. Distributions begin the 3rd week in October and generally run through the end of November. You must possess proof of IRS Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization status.
    • What should our organization bring the day of our scheduled distribution?
      You MUST bring proof of your 501(c)(3) status. YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED WITHOUT IT. The person whose name the appointment is under also must be in attendance. You should also bring bags to put coats in as we are unable to provide bags.
    • Can schools get coats for students in need?
      Yes, please call 303-777-2673, ext. 22 to make an appointment. If you have a student with an emergency need, please contact us at 303-777-2673 ext. 21 and we will do our best to address it as quickly as possible.

  • PUBLIC DISTRIBUTIONS
    • Do I need to be part of a non-profit organization in order to receive a coat?
      No - public distributions will occur in November and December.
    • Where will the distributions take place?
      Distributions will occur at the Dependable Cleaner’s warehouse located at 1701 S. Broadway in Denver. 
    • Can individuals get coats at any other time?
      We suggest you contact one of the  non-profit agencies we provide coats to if you are in need of a coat.
    • Do I need to show proof of need?
      No.
    • Do my children need to accompany me in order to get them coats?
      No.

  • HOW CAN I HELP?
    • How can I help with Coats for Colorado?
      We encourage schools, organizations, businesses, neighborhoods, etc. to host coat collections. Please call 303-777-2673, ext. 21 and leave your contact information.
    • Can I display your poster?
      Yes. There are 11”x17” posters that we are happy to send to individuals, schools, Boy/Girl Scout troops, businesses, etc. who would like to collect coats. Please call 303-777-2673, ext. 21 and leave a contact name, address and the number of posters you need. Please be sure to speak clearly. Thanks!
    • Can you pick up the coats I collect?
      Due to limited resources we are unable to pick up coats. If, however, you have hundreds of coats and a problem getting them to us, please call Patti at 303-777-2673, ext. 21.

  • CONTACT COATS FOR COLORADO
    How can I contact Coats for Colorado?
    Direct your inquiries by email to Dependable Cleaners or call us at 303-777-2673 ext. 21. You can also reach us by email at serviceone@dcleaners.com