Ways to Give

Ways to Help

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Make A Gift

Monetary gifts are our preferred means of support because they provide flexibility direct resources to programs and services as needed, filling in to cover costs — such as electricity, staffing and other operating costs — not funded by public grants.

All gifts – no matter what the amount – are meaningful, ensuring that legal advocacy, family advocacy, counseling, financial empowerment and emergency services, like our 24/7 call and text hotline and safe havens, are available to survivors when needed.

With subscription gifts, you choose how often you want to make a gift and the amount you want to give—Safe+Sound Somerset will take care of the rest. You can change the amount and frequency any time and without restrictions. Subscription giving adds up to big impact for survivors! Others prefer to make a one-time gift based on their current finances and the impact they are seeking.

Donate

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Planned Giving

Charitable trusts, bequests and gift annuities are examples of planned giving. Ask your financial advisor, planner or accountant about leaving a legacy gift.

A gift to Safe+Sound Somerset in your will leaves a legacy representing a cause that has been important to you in your lifetime. Our legal name is Safe+Sound Somerset, Inc., our address is 427 Homestead Rd., Hillsborough, NJ 08844 and our tax identification number is 22-2205833.  Please let us know if Safe+Sound Somerset is mentioned in your will so we can show our appreciation.

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Gift of Stock

Donors may wish to make gifts of stock, bonds or mutual fund shares. Talk to your financial advisor or accountant about the tax benefits of this type of giving.

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Gift Cards & Wishlists

Most women and children enter the Safe House with only the clothes on their backs and a few other items. We provide new bedding, toiletries and basic needs from the moment they walk through the doors until they leave.

We also provide gift cards – whose value and impact far exceed their monetary value – to survivors to purchase what items they need. Almost all of S+SS’ clients – 98% of them – experience financial abuse in additional to at least one other form of domestic abuse. Gift cards provide a learning opportunity around the use of money and budgeting, while building survivors’ confidence and self-esteem. For many survivors, this might be the first time in a long while – or maybe ever – that they were provided the autonomy to make their own purchase decisions.

Shop-Rite gift cards are useful for survivors experiencing food insecurity, which has increased during the pandemic and often supplement distributions from local food pantries. Walmart and Amazon gift cards enable survivors to purchase the widest variety of items they need as they are building lives free from abuse, including clothing and toiletry items for themselves and their children, and household goods if they are setting up a new home.

Purchase Amazon Gift Cards

 

Consider giving items from this list to provide the basic necessities they need during their stay.

Our COVID-19 Wishlist is now available!

View COVID-19 Wishlist

Company Matching

Many companies match their employees’ charitable contributions and some will double the amount of a personal contribution. Your former company may match the contributions of retirees and employees’ spouses. Check with your Human Resources department to learn more about your company’s charitable contributions program.