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Donate

Your financial contributions to AWARE help us provide free, confidential, life-saving services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Generous gifts from local businesses, churches, corporations and individuals like you help us meet short-term basic needs, and long-term safety needs of those we serve.

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Volunteer

AWARE’s volunteers are priceless! From short-term, project-based activities to longer-term obligations, volunteers and interns provide thousands of hours each year towards our mission related goals. Here are just a few ways to help. Volunteers or interns who wish to work with those we serve are pre-screened and required to attend a 40-hour immersion training. For more information, contact Karis Tripp at (517) 783-1638, ext. 143 or email ktripp@awareshelter.org.

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Other Ways to Support AWARE

  • Donate a Wish List Item

    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 St. Vincent DePaul as our clients are able to shop there for free.

    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:

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    Clothing/Hygiene
    • 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
    Household/Office
    • 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
    Youth
    • 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
    Food
    • Non-perishable food items
    • Microwave popcorn
    • Coffee
  • Sponsor an Event

    Sponsor An Event

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

  • Host a Third Party Event

    Host 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.

  • Even More Ways to Donate

    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:

    St. Vincent de Paul

    1509 E. Michigan Ave.
    Jackson, MI 49202
    517-784-0609
    dkemler@svdpjackson.com