Make a Donation to AWARE, Inc.

On behalf of the women who have been sexually or physically abused, and especially the children who use our services, we want to thank you all very much for considering making a donation to AWARE, Inc. Please know that the donation will provide food, clothing, shelter, and free counseling to the women and their children that are residing here. It will provide free legal advocacy and transitional housing opportunities. Please help to make a positive difference in our mission to strive to eliminate the effects of domestic violence in the Jackson community.


Other Ways to Donate

Mail a Check to AWARE

Mail checks to:
PO Box 1526
Jackson, MI 49204-1526

Sponsor An Event

Partner with AWARE as an Events Sponsor. Please contact us for more information.

Hosting a Third Party Event

  • Information about your event, if approved, can be posted on our website along with your contact information
  • We can provide limited supplies, including brochures and small giveaways when available
  • We can provide a letter of authorization to validate the authenticity of the event and its organizers
  • Resource development staff can assist in designating your contribution to AWARE
  • We can provide the AWARE logo for approved promotional materials
  • We are happy to provide guidance and suggestions for event planning
  • We can offer assistance for individual/corporate sponsors that need to donate directly to AWARE

AWARE is unable to provide staffing support, contact lists or make acquisitions on behalf of third party events. Thank you for your interest in raising funds for AWARE. We are grateful for your gift of both time and fundraising dollars. Please contact us for more information.

Donate a Wish List Item

Wish List donations are accepted 24/7 at AWARE’s shelter (706 W. Michigan Ave). Please contact AWARE with any questions. We kindly asks that you take all other donations to our community partners: 2nd Time Around or St. Vincent de Paul, or donate items in AWARE’s name to Upscale Resale consignment store.

Monetary donations are graciously accepted to cover costs or items that are otherwise not provided. AWARE thanks you for your kind generosity. Due to the overwhelming outpouring of your donations and the continuing collaboration with community partners, we are only accepting the following at this time:


  • Ethnic hair care products
  • Deodorant
  • Tampons
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Hairbrushes & combs
  • New pajamas (all sizes)
  • New slippers (for moms & children)
  • New underwear & Bras
  • New jeans (moms & children)
  • New socks (for moms & children)
  • Clothing for babies & kids under 4
  • Tylenol/Advil/Ibuprofen
  • Cold or flu medicine
  • Cough drops
  • Antacids
  • Benadryl
  • Protect-A-Bed mattress covers (twin)
  • Bathroom towels & wash cloths
  • Bed linens/pillows
  • Tote bags
  • Alarm clocks
  • Paper towels
  • Laundry baskets
  • Toilette paper
  • Copy paper
  • First aid kits
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Microwave
  • Tupperware
  • Paper products (plates, towels, etc)
  • Plastic forks & spoons
  • Sippy cups & baby bottles
  • Baby formula
  • Diapers (sizes: 3, 4 & 5’s)
  • Culturally diverse toy & dolls
  • Sleep Sacks & Pack-n-Plays
  • Battery packs for Wii remote controls
  • New toys for any age
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Coffee
  • Pens
  • Postage stamps
  • Old cell phones
  • JTA bus tickets & gas cards

Even More Ways to Donate

  • Stocks, bonds, or mutual funds
  • Planned giving – Donors may designate AWARE as a beneficiary in their will or life insurance policy
  • Employee matching gifts – please check with your employer if they have a matching gift policy
  • Gift certificates/card – e.g. phone cards, gift cards for grocery or other stores
  • Attend an AWARE event

Please note that we are unable to accept used clothing at this time. Please donate items to our community partners:

Second Time Around

306 Francis St.

Jackson, MI 49201


Upscale Resale

2299 W. Michigan Ave.

Jackson, MI 49202


St. Vincent de Paul

1509 E. Michigan Ave.

Jackson, MI 49202