Examples of Other Community Events
(Provided by SafePlace)

Host a Cell Phone Drive: Donations of both working and broken cell phones are accepted. Working cell phones can be given to clients for emergency use. Non-working cell phones are sold to help provide funding for services.

Host a Food Drive: Food donations support our shelter's Food Pantry. Currently, we can accept dry goods, canned food, box dinners and frozen meat.

Host a Themed Drive: There are a number of items that our clients use on a daily basis such as diapers and new, unopened toiletries. Themed drives (diaper drives, toiletry drives, etc.) help us keep these items in stock for all those who need them.

Birthday parties or other celebrations: Ask people to bring a donation in addition to or instead of gifts.

Teachers - Incorporate a fundraiser into lesson plans about community giving or family/dating violence around the holidays or any other time of year, or create a competition between classes to see who can raise the most money.

Community groups - Collect donations during meetings and create a “thermometer” or chart to track the progress of the group’s donation goals.

Small businesses - Hold an event where a portion (or all!) of the proceeds for a specified day are donated to the shelter residents.