Annual Programs & Drives


Back to School Supply Drive

While in our care, our teens have the opportunity to graduate from high school or attain their GED.  We have two state-approved high schools for our students. They are all in need of the standard school supplies that all kids need for the new year. 

Click below to see the list of needs for the 2019 School Supply Drive! 

If you are unable to purchase school supplies but would like to participate in Third Way Center's School Supply drive you may do so by making a monetary contribution online by clicking here.

Drop off your donated school supplies at our Administrative Office listed below.

Third Way Center Administrative Office:

455 Acoma Street
Denver, CO 80204

Furniture & Household Donations

For more than 45 years, Third Way Center has helped thousands of teens overcome their past so that they may live successfully in the community. In order to provide our residents with a positive living environment during their time with us we aim to periodically replace furniture and household items that have become dilapidated.

In addition to items needed in our facilities we also accept donations for residents who will be emancipating. When our youth emancipate into their own apartments, they own very little — mostly just their clothing and a few personal items. We help ease the transition by providing youth with donated household items and furniture. Please remember that our youth are typically moving into small studios or one bedroom apartments.

If you are interested in donating nearly new/lightly used household items and furniture please email

Due to a lack of space we are only able to accept items that can be immediately placed in one of our facilities or emancipating residents. Because of this we have developed a partnership with The ARC Thrift Store. You can contact the ARC for a pick up and inform them you are donating on behalf of Third Way Center.

Click below to browse our current needs for household and furniture donations.

Spring Giving

Seasonal appeals are a fundamental component of maintaining high levels of care during times of change. Contributions made in response to the Spring Appeal will allow us to send residents on fun outings, catch up on Spring Cleaning by replacing worn household goods with nearly new/lightly used items and much more! The Spring Appeal is also a great time to set up recurring gifts and learn more about the ways in which you can change the life of a Third Way Center teen.


Support The JFA White Tigers, Third Way Center's Basketball Team

The Joan Farley Academy (JFA) White Tigers, Third Way Center's basketball team, has the opportunity to compete in the Annual Charter School Tournament each year.

The league was started about 12-15 years ago to allow charter schools, residential facilities, and other schools that are not members of CHASA (the organized high school basketball organization) to be able to field organized basketball teams.

It is a great experience for our residents to participate while also gaining the life skills that come with organized sports participation.
In many cases, this is their only chance to have a normal high school experience while they are in the system and to normalize expectations that are often at odds with an institutionalized mindset.

Please click below to donate to the White Tigers, and just specify "White Tigers" on your donation form.

Holiday Hope

For the youth of Third Way Center the holidays are often a tumultuous time. With so many having experienced unspeakable trauma throughout childhood, they have never experienced the joy of a happy and healthy holiday environment. To make this time less difficult, we developed our Holiday Hope Program. This program allows our donors to provide our teens with the joy they so desperately need during this difficult time in a variety of ways. 

Interested in participating in our Holiday Hope Program?  Click below to learn more.

Colorado Gives Day

Colorado’s largest one-day online giving movement, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, is on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Thousands of donors will come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours.  Your support helps us offers truth and hope to high risk, mentally ill, disadvantaged and often homeless adolescents and their families.

About Colorado Gives Day
Colorado Gives Day is powered by, a year-round website featuring more than 1,900 nonprofits. encourages charitable giving by providing comprehensive, objective and up-to-date information about Colorado nonprofits and an easy way to support them online.

$1 Million Incentive Fund
Thanks to Community First Foundation and First Bank, Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the Incentive Fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated.

To donate to us on Colorado Gives Day, click below.

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