Ways to Give

What Your Donation Can Do

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

$200 ensures each resident’s personal needs are cared for their during their stay

$500 provides basic necessities and supplies for 2 children at the shelter for up to 90 days

$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, Jacob Hustedt, at 612-638-7518 or development@wadvocates.org

Community Events

Business and community support is vital to our shelter & services. For events in the local area benefiting Women’s Advocates, click here.

If your business or group would like to host a community-based fundraiser on behalf of Women’s Advocates, connect with our Development staff to coordinate at development@wadvocates.org or 651-726-5212.

In-Kind Donations and Wish List

12 Months of Giving

12 Months of Giving is a guide for those wanting to give in-kind donations to victim-survivors and their children in-shelter at Women’s Advocates throughout the year. We are asking for new items based on seasonal needs and storage availability each month. View our 12 Months of Giving here!

Amazon Wish List

For essential needs items, we have an ongoing 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.

Gift Cards

Throughout the year, we seek donations of Target, Walmart, gas station, and grocery store gift cards to support the immediate needs of the families living here and our Aftercare program families.

Unless it is for a special donation drive, or on our Wish List, Women’s Advocates generally does not accept donations of used clothing for children or adults. Additionally we cannot accept used cribs, highchairs, car seats, breast pumps, or other infant/toddler items such as these.  Lastly, we never accept used or opened personal care items.

Donation Instructions

All in-kind or material donations must be pre-approved, or we cannot accept them. For questions please email donations@wadvocates.org.

Amazon Wish List items: You can purchase directly from our list online and items will be shipped to us.

Check and gift cards: You can mail to Women’s Advocates, P.O. Box 4039, Saint Paul, MN 55104

For a copy of Women’s Advocates’ Donor Privacy Policy, please email development@wadvocates.org or call 651-726-5217.