Donations & Wish List
There are many ways to donate to S.A.F.E., Inc. and provide continuing services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault: Volunteering your time! Learn how to become a volunteer! Financial Contributions: Mail a tax-deductible contribution to P.O. Box 985, Tupelo, MS 38802. Used Cell Phones: We work with Shelter Alliance to recycle old phones and get funding for our programs. You can drop used cell phones off at our office any time. If you are outside of Tupelo, call 662-841-9138 to find out the next time someone from S.A.F.E., Inc. will be in your area or to arrange for a local drop-off point.
Food: S.A.F.E., Inc. accepts donations of non-perishable and frozen foods for our clients and emergency food pantry. Please call ahead to arrange for a drop off time for foods. (662) 841-9138
Furniture: When a client exits our program we do our best to help them start their lives over again. Furnishing a house is easier with donations from the community. We accept any furniture that can be used by our clients. Please call first to arrange a drop-off time for your furniture. (662) 841-9138
Housewares: There are so many things we all take for granted: dishes, napkin holders, linens, towels, cups, silverware. A person that starting their life free of domestic violence gets a huge boost by having these things donated to her upon her exit from the shelter. Donations may be left on the porch of our administrative office at 105 Clark Place in Tupelo.
Toiletries: S.A.F.E., Inc. is currently accepting toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, African American hair care products, feminine hygiene products, lotion, cosmetics, over the counter medications and oral hygiene items. Please call to confirm a drop-off time for these types of items.
Items for Babies: We are always in need of DIAPERS (all sizes) and WIPES. Other items we use frequently: Oralgel, Motrin, sippy cups, bibs, bottles, baby lotion, diaper rash ointment, and thermometers with disposable covers.
CLOTHING: Currently, we have an abundance of clothing are only accepting sizes XXL and XXXL.
Shoes: We are accepting sizes 6-11women’s shoes in a variety of styles.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with S.A.F.E., Inc.
Volunteers are S.A.F.E., Inc.’s most vital resource!
Some volunteers have direct contact with victims and their children through providing child care or teaching a women’s issues class. Child care volunteers help support our staff by taking care of children in the shelter while mothers take advantage of Women’s Issues classes and support groups. Giving children a safe, stable place to grow while surrounded by positive people is one of S.A.F.E., Inc.’s primary goals. Women’s Issues Classes help victims of violence by teaching them skills they need to manage life’s challenges on their own and where to find help if they need it. Women’s Issues classes have included resume writing, parenting, budgeting, stress relief, job interview skills, dressing for success, nutrition, and personal safety. Other volunteers do work in the shelter and our community to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse in northeast Mississippi. By hosting a cell phone drive, food drive, or housewares drive, volunteers collect things survivors need to start their lives over. Volunteers in the shelter prepare school supply backpacks for children in the shelter, organize and sort donations, and prepare newsletters for distribution. Volunteers who hang our posters in public locations and help us with our public service announcements provide a lifeline to victims who may think they don’t have any support.
All of S.A.F.E., Inc.’s prospective volunteers will attend one of several trainings scheduled throughout the year, held at S.A.F.E., Inc.’s administrative office. Prospective volunteers will meet with the Volunteer Coordinator/Social Worker and Community Educator to learn more about being a volunteer at S.A.F.E., Inc. Volunteers will also receive informative training on issues that victims at S.A.F.E., Inc. encounter, including sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, and the effect of these forms of violence on children and families.