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Giving



Since 1979, Someplace Safe has been committed to building safer, healthier communities for victims and survivors of crime in west central Minnesota. As we look forward to celebrating our 40th anniversary in the coming year, we reflect on the impact of Someplace Safe’s work on the individuals and families of our communities for the past 40 years. No matter what the need, such as assistance filling out a protection order, emergency safe housing, clothing and furnishings to start over in a new home, a supervised parenting time, or simply a listening ear, Someplace Safe is here to guide the way to a safer, healthier future.

We invite you to celebrate Someplace Safe’s 40th Anniversary and the spirit of giving during this holiday season by making your gift to Someplace Safe today! You may also visit our website at www.someplacesafe.info/get-involved/giving to consider other ways to support Someplace Safe local families in need and spread holiday cheer during this season of giving. For questions or additional information, please contact your local Someplace Safe office or contact 218.739.3486 ext. 222 or give@someplacesafe.info.

Thank you for your support of Someplace Safe this Holiday Season!


You may also print off a copy of our Holiday Wishlist by clicking HERE.


Check Out These Ways to Support Someplace Safe This Holiday Season!


Donate Online:


It’s easy for you to give an online credit card donation, a sustained monthly or yearly gift, or things like cell phones, used electronics, gift cards, vehicles, and much more through our donation page.


NEW!!! "Text-to-Give" Monetary Donations:

With the new text to give option, you may give from any where, at anytime. Whenever generosity strikes.

Simply send the text "@sps" to 52014 to donate quickly and easily today!



Monetary Gifts Are Accepted by Mail or at Your Local Someplace Safe Office:

You may drop off or mail your gift at your local Someplace Safe office (click here for a listing of locations), or mail to: Someplace Safe, PO Box 815, Fergus Falls, MN 56538-0815.

Please make your check payable to Someplace Safe. Gifts may be designated for a specific program or purpose, or given in memory or honor of someone.

Unwrapped Presents:

Giving an unwrapped gift gives individuals the chance to receive a hand-picked gift that you chose specially for them, or something they can choose specially for someone they love.

Everyone: Pajamas, Robes, Slippers, Socks, Underwear, Board Games, Backpacks, Scarves, Gloves

Adults: Pampering Items, Personal Care Items, Perfumes or Colognes, gift cards to local retailers, grooming Sets, Lotions, tool kits

Kids and Teens: Craft Activities, Puzzles, Drawing Tools, Journals, Toys of all Kinds, Sports Equipment, DVD’s (G and PG), Toiletry Sets, Jewelry

Babies and Toddlers: Diapers in All Sizes, Bottles, Puzzles, Learning Games, Kitchen Play Sets, Toys, Rocking Chairs

Stuff a Stocking:

Fill a stocking or gift bag full of things you or your group believe would be enjoyed.Be sure to label what gender and age the item is most appropriate for.Some suggestions include:

Small toys * Toiletries * Socks * Lotions * Make-up

Local Gift Cards:

This gift enables individuals to shop for their own families or treat themselves to something they want or need. Local retailers we suggest:

Shopko * Target * Walmart * Visa or Mastercard

Adopt a Family:

This is a great way to help families who are experiencing hardships or may be having a difficult time.There are a limited amount of opportunities to give in this capacity.Due to the nature of each families’ circumstances, and to protect the safety of both you and the families, you will be unable to drop off the items directly at their homes.

If you, your family, your business, co-workers, congregation or group would like to adopt a family, please contact give@someplacesafe.info or your local Someplace Safe office for specific family information (sizes and other details).


Corporate Matching Gifts:

Many corporate employers sponsor matching gift programs, and may match the charitable contributions made by their employees. Online donations, as well as corporate matching gifts, may be made at http://www.someplacesafe.info/donate.html. Simply type in the name of your employer in the search box of the online donation form to find out if your employer is participating in corporate matching gifts. Contact your employer for more information on their matching policy.


Donate New and Gently Used Items:

Someplace Safe accepts donations of new and gently used items for use by local victims and survivors. See our Wish List for a listing of items that are most desperately needed to help our clients in emergency situations.

We also accept donations of cell phones in any condition, cell phone chargers, and empty printer ink cartridges at anytime.

Make sure to also check out the Someplace Safe Thrift Stores, located in Alexandria and Morris, for your donations of gently used clothing, household items, toys, and more!


Volunteer and Give Your Gift of Time:

In addition to the many opportunities we offer to provide funds and items to support our mission and help survivors heal, the gift of time is always needed at Someplace Safe. Click here to learn more about available opportunities.


Amazon Smile:

Use Amazon Smile when shopping for holiday gifts this year and generate donations for Someplace Safe!

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charity every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at Amazon Smile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as "regular" Amazon, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. To shop at simply visit https://smile.amazon.com/ and select Someplace Safe as your charity of choice. Tens of millions of products on are eligible for donations so shop away!

Community Fundraisers:

Our amazing supporters and friends throughout our communities host a variety of fundraisers for Someplace Safe. This month, Mary Becker, a local Avon representative, is hosting an online holiday fundraiser for Someplace Safe. Up to 20% of all sales will be donated to Someplace Safe. Not only that, you may choose to purchase Avon product as a gift for local crime victims who are in need of some holiday cheer! Feel free to check out Mary's Avon fundraiser at: https://www.avon.com/fundraiser/someplacesafe.





Contribute today!

"A New Store for a New Day"

Help the Someplace Safe Alexandria Thrift Store Reach Our Goal of Raising $140,000 for a New Store Location.

Thanks to the tremendous support of donors, customers, and the community, the Someplace Safe Alexandria Thrift Store has outgrown its current space and is working toward the goal of purchasing a new store in a permanent location. The purchase of a new store will provide for a much-needed increase of space, allowing community members a store that is easy to shop, increasing the convenience of donating for community members, and providing an improved sorting area for staff and volunteers.

Over the course of the next 18 months, Someplace Safe hopes to raise $140,000.00 for this campaign. There are many ways you may get involved in helping Someplace Safe reach this goal:

  • - Mail your tax-deductible monetary gift to the Someplace Safe Alexandria Thrift Store, or stop by: 690 Voyager Dr, Alexandria, MN 56308.
  • - Donate quickly and easily by sending the text “@sps #newthriftalex” to 52014.
  • - Click HERE to make your online gift. Simply select "Thrift Store - Alexandria - New Store 2018 Campaign" at checkout.
  • - Make a difference for just $5.00! Stop by the Someplace Safe Alexandria Thrift Store to purchase a $5.00 “building brick”, then hang your brick on the wall in support of the campaign for a new store.
                    • - Shop, donate your gently used items, and volunteer your time and talents!


Thank you for your support of Someplace Safe!

For more information on giving to Someplace Safe please visit: http://www.someplacesafe.info/donate.html or email give@someplacesafe.info.




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