Ways to Give

What Your Donation Can Do

$50 provides 2 months of education and support groups for each resident

$100 provides 1 month of program supplies for the children’s program

$200 ensures each resident cares for their personal needs during their stay (ID, work uniforms, etc)

$500 provides basic necessities and supplies for 2 children at the shelter

$1,000 provides a security deposit and rent support for a family leaving the shelter

Workplace Giving

If you’d like your employer to match your gift or if you’d like to host a fundraising event to benefit Women’s Advocates, please contact Women’s Advocates’ Development Director at 651-726-5217 or development@wadvocates.org

Holiday Giving

For the safety of our staff, shelter, and residents, donated holiday items must be approved in advance and deliveries must be scheduled.

Each holiday season, we seek community support to fulfill shelter and resident needs, including:

  • Target Gift Cards to help residents shop for personal holiday gifts for their families and fulfill immediate resident needs year-round.
  • Gifts: Our priorities for our residents during the holiday season include new lounge-wear (robes, PJ sets, & slippers for women and PJ sets & slippers for children) and new children’s toys.
    • For storage purposes, we ask that donated toys be smaller in size and our staff can provide a suggested list of gifts most useful at the shelter.

If you are interested in supporting Women’s Advocates this holiday season, contact development@wadvocates.org or 651-726-5212 to coordinate.

In-Kind Donations and Wish List

For the safety of our staff, shelter, and residents, deliveries of donations must be previously approved and scheduled in advance.

We are in need of new or like-new seasonal women’s and children’s clothing. If we cannot accept your donation, here are other options for clothing donation locations in the area.

Amazon Wish List

For essential needs items, we have an Amazon Wish List. When shopping on Amazon, please, use our Amazon Smile link. Using this link results in a donation from Amazon of 0.5% of eligible product costs.

Throughout the year, we seek donations of Target and Cub Foods Gift Cards to support the immediate needs of the families living here and our Aftercare program families.

If you have questions about item donations in general or would like to host a group or workplace donation drive for essential needs or special projects, please reach out to donations@wadvocates.org.