Support Us

Support Us


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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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

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Other Ways to Support AWARE

Donating Goods

We ask that you call the shelter (517) 783-2861 to inquire about current needs. Donations may also be taken to St. Vincent DePaul, 1812 Spring Arbor Road, Jackson, MI where our clients can shop for free.

Become an Event Sponsor or Host a Third Party Event

  • We are happy to provide guidance and suggestions for an event. Past third-party fundraising events include golf outings, a lemonade stand, a dunk-tank, and bike rides.
  • We can provide a letter to your audience and sponsors confirming that the event is being held to support AWARE.
  • We can help market the event using our social media sites.

Even More Ways to Donate

  • AWARE can accept stocks, bonds, or mutual funds
  • Designate AWARE as a beneficiary in your will or life insurance policy
  • Employee matching gifts – many employers offer this option to its employees 
  • Gift certificates or gift cards, such as prepaid phone cards, gas cards or grocery cards
  • Attend an AWARE event