Make a Donation

You can help improve the lives of abused/homeless women and children in your community.

To make a tax deductible donation, that will aid survivors of all types of violence in securing shelter, food, clothing, transportation and counseling, please see the following options:


Make a secure, online donation to Strengthen Our Sisters click here.


By Mail

Strengthen Our Sisters, Inc.
P.O. Box 359
Wanaque, New Jersey 07456


Tributes Gifts

Help the shelter by honoring someone in your life with a meaningful gift.

Memorials: If you have lost a loved one, consider honoring their life with a gift to SAFE Shelter. We will send a card to notify the family of your gift “In memory of their loved one.”


Gift Cards

Women many times leave their homes very quickly without packing. All they take with them are their children and the clothes on their back. A great way to assist would be clothing or supermarket gift cards.


For Children:

Clothing: New underwear for boys and girls all sizes, new or gently used regular clothes and shoes, all sizes. Youth size rain ponchos, small umbrellas.


School Supplies:

Book bags or back packs clear or mesh, black marble composition books, spiral notebooks, black and red pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, three prong folders with pockets.


Art Supplies:

Play Doh, water colors, colored pencils, crayons, oil pastels, poster boards, washable markers, paint pens, washable paints, yarn, string.Toys: Sketch books, action heroes DVDs (Hulk, Ironman), Play Doh, board games (Connect Four, Monopoly, Candyland), toy cell phones/purses/dress up sets, Disney DVDs, toy cooking sets, educational gamse & toys, dolls.


Teen Items:

Jewelry boxes, makeup, portable CD players, radios with CD players, gift cards to clothing, music, or book stores, bath products, perfume.


Help with Utilities

Strengthen Our Sisters has provided housing and supportive services to thousands of women and children since 1991. The shelter is struggling to keep its door open as the utility bills pile up. By the end of the month, the shelter owes more than $10,000 in utility related bills it cannot afford to pay. The shelter has struggled financially when government funding was drastically cut in 2012.

Strengthen Our Sisters is completely volunteer-run and for many of its residents, a last resort for women and children struggling to get back on their feet.

Some creditors are lenient with Strengthen Our Sisters, and are willing to work out a payment arrangement, while others are not. Cutting off the utilities would put a lot of women and children in even a worse situation they are in now.

We can use your help by helping us keep the lights on!

To make an online donation to help with utilities click here.

To mail in your donation, click here.


For the Agency:

Shelter Supplies: Single and double sized bed sheets, pillow cases, new bed pillows, strollers, baby beds and baby bedding sheets and blankets, gift certificates for stores that can fill prescriptions, wheel chairs, fold-away beds, toilet paper, paper towels, house cleaning items, laundry detergent, brooms, mops, buckets, carpet cleaners, rakes, lawn items, mowers, heavy duty garbage bags, window shades, tall paper bags for grass, lockable outdoor sheds for storage.

Thank you in helping us make the World a Better Place!