As of Monday, March 14th Sister Carmen Community Center will no longer be accepting unscheduled walk-ins for Marshall Fire assistance, but we continue to be here for you! If you have been affected by the fire and are in need of assistance, please call 303-665-4342 or email If you get our answering machine it just means we’re on the line with other individuals. Please leave a message with your name, phone number, and the reason you’re calling, and we will get back to you. Please have your FEMA registration number and letter on hand.

If you have been displaced or affected by the Marshall Fire, and are in need of help, Sister Carmen Community Center may provide the following services:

  • Direct Financial Assistance for expenses you can’t afford (including rent, mortgage, storage, transportation, and babysitting)
  • Food, hygiene, and baby items
  • Gift certificates to the Sister Carmen Thrift Store
  • Gift cards to grocery and department stores

In the months following the Marshall Fire, Sister Carmen Community Center has assisted over 820 affected families/households with the following services:

  • Over 200 families have received direct financial assistance for hotels, rent, storage, transportation, babysitting, and more
  • Distributed over $575,000 in gift cards for gas, groceries, clothing, and household goods
  • Distributed over 30,000 pounds of food and hygiene products through our food bank
  • Distributed 200 $500 gift certificates to the Sister Carmen Thrift Store
  • One-on-one support and guidance from trauma-informed Advocates

Please be aware that our services are open to the entire community for anyone in need. SCCC’s mission is to provide assistance to the residents of Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and Erie, without discrimination. This includes those who have been recently affected by the Marshall Fire, those impacted by the pandemic, and many more. As such, any donations made to the Food Bank and Thrift Store will be used to benefit the community at large, and we cannot guarantee that they will only be distributed to those affected by the Marshall Fire.

Monetary Donations

We are most in need of monetary donations supporting all of our programs, services, and operations, which includes helping families affected by the recent fires. To give, please donate online or mail a check to 655 Aspen Ridge Drive, Lafayette. You may also donate to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund to support immediate, short- and long-term community needs.

Gift Cards

We are in need of gift cards for those affected by the fires, as well as for those experiencing homelessness, poverty, or other adverse life events. Gift cards can help someone in an emergency to get gas, food, medication, or other short-term needs that may not be immediately available in our food bank or thrift store. Gift cards provide individuals a greater sense of dignity and the flexibility to get exactly what they need, when they need it. Right now, we are most in need of King Soopers and Walmart gift cards in $10 and $20 increments. You may drop off at the North side of our building at 655 Aspen Ridge Drive, Lafayette, Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 5:00pm.

Thrift Store

The Sister Carmen Thrift Store is no longer limiting the amount donations per donor, so please stop by with your gently used items! Please view our acceptance policy here. Donations may be dropped off at 701 Baseline Road, Lafayette, daily from 9:00am – 4:00pm. While we appreciate your generosity, please know that staff and volunteers reserve the right to refuse donations at any time if we are at capacity.

Food Bank

The Food Bank at 655 Aspen Ridge Drive Lafayette will accept donations of food, hygiene items, and baby items from Mon – Fri, 9:00am – 12:00pm. Please see our most-needed items list here. While we appreciate your generosity, we reserve the right to refuse donations at any time if we are at capacity.

For questions regarding donations please email

Boulder County Marshall Fire Resources

Comprehensive list of resources including the Disaster Recovery Center, Public Call Center, safety information, and more

Donate Materials 

Register to donate materials through Boulder County

Northwest Chamber Alliance

Resources for Boulder and Broomfield counties

American Red Cross

Safety information, resources, and more

After the Disaster Guidebook

Toolkit for communities impacted by wildfire

United Policyholders

Insurance and recovery assistance

Commuting Solutions

Transportation resources for those impacted by the Marshall Fire