Safe Futures greatly appreciates the generosity of donors from the community. Donations enable Safe Futures to provide life-saving services to individuals and families harmed by domestic violence and sexual abuse. Your gift of time, talents and treasures help support Safe Futures educational programs throughout southeastern Connecticut.
Safe Futures accepts cash gifts, in-kind items and gifts of time/skills/expertise through our volunteer program.
Financial donations are vital. Here is an example of what each level of monetary contribution can deliver:
- $1,000 provides one week of emergency shelter for victims and children.
- $1,000 provides 45 elementary school children with a 9-week Violence is Preventable Program.
- $500 provides a child victim of domestic violence or sexual assault with 10, individual counseling sessions with a child advocate.
- $500 provides 10 sessions of a domestic violence support group with two facilitators.
- $250 provides five advocacy sessions with a Civil Court advocate
- $100 provides two individual counseling sessions for a domestic violence victim
- $50 provides food and supplies for a day for one family in our shelter.
- $50 buys a bus pass or train ticket to relocate victims in danger
- $25 buys a gift or gas card to area grocery and department stores
- $25 buys minutes for a confidential cell phone
August 8th is the last day we will accept summer clothes!
Our Wish List
Safe Futures makes great use of new or gently used donated items. The generosity of the community enables Safe Futures to provide much-needed basic needs and some comfort to families in crisis.
Please note: when you purchase an item off of our Amazon Wish List, we don’t always see your name or address on the shipping label. If you would like us to be able to acknowledge your gift, please include your name and address in a note field when you check out, so it will print on the label. Thank you! Use Amazon Smile to enhance your contribution!
Gift Cards: Gift cards are desired because they empower clients to make their own choices for themselves and their children. Grocery store, department store, drug store, gas cards, and phone cards are most needed.
Cell Phones: New trac phones and purchased minutes are needed for clients who cannot use personal phones. The track phones and purchased minutes prevent abusers from tracking and locating their victims.
Personal Care Items
- Shampoo and conditioner (for all hair types)
- Toothpaste, toothbrushes, and floss
- Body lotion and body wash (for all skin types)
- Hairbrushes, combs, hair gel, spray (for all hair types)
- Diapers & baby wipes
- Sanitary supplies (tampons, pads, etc.)
- Area rugs (new or gently used)
- Small kitchen appliances (microwaves, coffee pots, crock pots, toasters, etc.)
- Laundry detergent
- Cleaning supplies
- Pots and pans
Clothing (all sizes for boys, girls, men, and women)
- Warm socks, slippers
- Underwear (new)
- Seasonal clothing
- Bed pillows
- Sheets – twin and full
- Blankets – twin and full
- Bath towels, hand towels & washcloths
Used Cell Phones: Working or broken, Safe Futures can use your old phone. Working phones are cleared and charged to be given to clients who need a lifeline – a phone to use in an emergency, one that their abuser cannot track or monitor. Non-working phones are sent to be recycled. Either way, cell phones stay out of landfills.
Due to regulations, we are unable to accept the following items unless they are in perfect condition:
- Car seats
- Cribs and crib bedding
- Stuffed animals
- Analog televisions
When Donations are Accepted
In-kind donations are accepted by our volunteers behind the Safe Futures Essentials Donations Center at 34 Jay Street in New London. Donations are accepted at this location on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. If you would like more information, please email: Susan Noyes, Community Resource Coordinator