|In-kind donations are donations of new or gently used goods or donations of different types of services. These gifts have a direct impact on Women In Distress, and allow for the agency to provide comfort and support to women, men and children, during difficult times. They provide a participant with the everyday essentials to move forward, while working toward building a new life for themselves and their family.Your donation can also help reduce the expense that would otherwise be taken on by the agency. In-kind donations are extremely valuable to Women In Distress and play an important role in keeping families safe.
New items are a great asset to Women In Distress because they offset costs the agency would normally incur by buying these items. In most cases new items are given directly to participants residing in shelter or seeking outreach services at the Jim & Jan Moran Family Center.
Gently Used Items
You can donate your gently used items to our Women In Distress Thrift Store. When you make tax-deductible donation of gently used clothing, furniture, and household items, you help end domestic violence in our community in two ways: 1) Victims and their families are given vouchers and can select what they need from the store to help rebuild their lives and have a new beginning. 2) Items are sold to the public and 100% of the net proceeds support our emergency shelter, counseling services and our other related programs.
Donation drives are a great way, not only to get involved yourself, but to also get your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers involved in the important work of supporting victims of domestic violence. See below for information on how you can start your own drive, or how you can participate in one of our annual drives.
Host Your Own
Back to School: You can provide children with much needed supplies to excel this new school year. For the Women In Distress back to school wish list, please click here.
Fall Fest: Donate costumes for kids and teens by October 29th at the Jim & Jan Moran Family Center, and give our kids a fun fall experience! Contact Mare Workman for more info.
Thanksgiving: Help our families give thanks this season and consider donating food items for a thanksgiving meal. Click here to see a list of perishable and non perishable goods.
Winter Holiday: Make the season bright for a woman, man or child seeking services at Women In Distress. Consider giving the gift of hope. Click here for the Winter Holiday wish list.
Ring In the New Year: Start the new year off right and help save a life. Click here to see how you can donate your old cell phone to someone need.
Spring Cleaning: Cleaning out your closets this Spring or looking to remove some clutter? Give to families in need and help rebuild lives. Click here for a list of spring cleaning items we are collecting. Click here to download the donation drive form; when finished please email it to Mare Workman.
Father’s Day: Help Women In Distress provide gifts to dads who receive our services for Father’s Day.
For more information or questions please contact Mare Workman at 954-760-9800 x 1210.