The concept behind Bud’s is that we accept new and used building and home products, then clean, organize, and sort them. We sell them to the public to support and provide the business environment for our job-training program for individuals rebuilding lives from addiction, homelessness, and prison.
Back before “green” was in, we were helping contractors avoid dumping unused materials in landfills or incurring unnecessary storage costs. If you have extra doors, cabinets, furniture, windows, tile flooring, hardware, appliances, counters, HVAC or plumbing supplies, well, stop carrying them around in your truck or kicking them around your garage. Bring them to Bud’s!
All donations are eligible for a federal and state tax deduction. Please see the fine print below for that. In addition, as an approved project of the Denver Enterprise Zone, donations valued at over $1000 are also eligible for a 12.5% state enterprise zone tax credit. You will absolutely be eligible to know that the goods you donate will be appreciated both by the job trainees at Bud’s and the people who will get a great deal on those materials.
You can bring your donation by Bud’s during our regular hours Monday to Friday 10-5 and Saturday 9-5, or call us if you need someone to pick up your donation. 303-296-3990.
In general, here’s what makes the best kind of donations:
- newer appliances
- new tile
- new carpet
- light fixtures
- decorative/panel doors
Bud’s can also take your old, non-working appliances and other metals. We’ll responsibly recycle the items and use them to support our job-training program. Please note that we are currently unable to schedule pick-up of non-working items and while still eligible for tax deduction, non-working items must be valued accordingly.
There are some items that we just don’t have room to accept, or we can’t find a market to sell them. These include used carpet, paint, used tile, or other used items that can’t really be incorporated into a new home. If you are not sure, just give us a call, 303-296-3990.
And while we do encourage you to bring your donations to us, we do reserve the right to refuse donations on site.
Here’s the fine print that goes along with each donation:
Items donated to Bud’s Warehouse, LLC, are eligible for tax deductible at their fair market value under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code as Bud’s Warehouse LLC is a public charity under sections 509(a) and 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The IRS requires that donors estimate the market value and Bud’s Warehouse LLC and its employees cannot make this estimate for you. Consult your tax advisor regarding your deduction. If the donation is $500 or more in value, IRS Form 8283 should be used when filing taxes in addition to any other requirements. (More on 8283 here.) For donations valued above $5,000, a qualified appraisal is required for Section B of IRS Form 8283.
Bud’s Warehouse, LLC, did not provide you with any good or services in return for your contribution.
Bud’s Warehouse LLC is a wholly owned limited liability company of Belay Enterprises.