Best Ways To Support a Local Women’s Shelter

Best Ways To Support a Local Women’s Shelter
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    There are many types of shelters to support those in need—women’s shelters are just one of them.

    Some shelters serve as halfway houses for battered and abused women and children.


Others are for rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol. These shelters are in dire need of assistance to help women as much as possible.

Here are some of the best ways to support your local women’s shelter so you can help uplift women suffering in your community today.

Materials To Launder Clothing

Running to the grocery store? Pick up an extra package of fragrance-free, hypoallergenic laundry detergent to drop off at the shelter! Everyone deserves the ability to keep their clothes and bedding clean. When you donate to women’s shelters, ensure you’re donating items like these so the women can feel and look their best and sleep more comfortably.

Hair Care and Hygiene Products

You can support women in need by donating hair care and hygiene products so they can have a fair chance at a bright future. Work with the shelter staff to ensure the varied demographics they serve can use the products you donate.

One of the main reasons why you should donate feminine hygiene products is that women can more easily contract infections without them. These infections could worsen without proper hygiene and may require serious medical attention, so women need the ability to stay on top of their health and wellness—regardless of their living situation.

Public Transportation Cards

Some women seeking shelter may not have access to a personal vehicle. Therefore, these individuals may need help commuting. By donating public transportation cards to the women’s shelter in your area, you’re helping them reach their destinations and care for their needs however they see fit.

Kid’s Crafts and Entertainment

Sometimes, women need a temporary place to stay with their kids. In these cases, they will need some form of entertainment to help them through the tough times.

Kids deserve to play; it helps them learn and grow, so you would provide them with exactly what they need. Consider donating multi-sensory toys, games, books, and academic worksheets for various age groups.

Diapers and Wipes

Sometimes younger children and babies live in the shelter with their mothers and need care. Donate boxes of diapers and wipes in bulk when you can. Shelters that house women and children can always use these items due to the many diaper changes babies need.

The mothers and shelter staff will appreciate the help, as will the babies.

These are just a few ways you can support women’s shelters. If you’re unable to give these items, you can always give the gift of your time. Not everyone has the funds to give to others and care for themselves and their families, but we all more than likely have enough time.

Support the women in your community by assisting in the shelter’s kitchen, daycare, or laundry facilities. Everyone could use a hand now and then; let yours be one of them.

Image Credit: file# 531804820  Group of volunteers working in community charity donation center By Zamrznuti tonovi

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