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Since 1977, generous contributors have enabled Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter (WCCS) to provide safety, shelter and hope to thousands of women and children affected by domestic violence. Every dollar donated is used to help keep our services operating. Help support our mission and consider making a contribution today. There are several ways you can make a cash contribution to WCCS, it can be directly to us or through our partners. Find out more below.

Donate Directly via PayPal

Make a contribution with Paypal – it’s fast, free and secure. You don’t have to have a Paypal account to make a donation.

Monetary Contributions: Check or Money Order

Direct cash gifts are the most common form of giving and can be unrestricted or designated for a specific project or program. Gifts of cash may be made outright and are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law. WCCS has 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Every gift from you is promptly acknowledged with a letter of appreciation/receipt, which you may use for tax purposes.

If you wish to mail your gift, please send a check or money order made out to:

Women’s & Children’s Crisis Shelter (WCCS)
Administration Office
13203 Hadley Street, Suite 103
Whittier, CA 90601

Convert your American Express Rewards Card Points

Women’s & Children’s Crisis Shelter is proud to be a Members Give℠ partner with American Express. You can make a donation with your American Express Card or convert Membership Reward points into a cash donation. Click the logo to make your donation today. Additional terms and conditions apply.

 

Support WCCS While Shopping at Ralphs

Now you can help WCCS all while shopping for groceries. Every time you shop at Ralphs and scan your linked Ralphs Rewards Card, WCCS will receive as much as 4% of your shopping dollars.

Register or re-enroll today:

  1. Visit www.ralphs.com and sign in our register as a new member.
  2. Click on “my account” then “account settings” then “edit community rewards”.
  3. Search for Women’s & Children’s Crisis Shelter (organization #94602). Select and click “Save Changes”.

Important  Note: Ralphs requires that everyone re-enroll WCCS as your preferred organization after September 1 of each year. If you previously registered your card prior to September 1 of last year and do not re-enroll, WCCS will no longer receive a percentage of your shopping dollars.

Shop AmazonSmile and earn money for WCCS

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support WCCS every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to WCCS. To shop at AmazonSmile simply click on the banner below.

IMMEDIATE NEEDS LIST

How to Donate Items to Families in Need

Help us meet everyday needs by making an in-kind donation from our immediate needs list today. WCCS accepts new in-kind items throughout the year. If you have questions regarding your non-monetary gift-in-kind donation, or need to schedule a drop off appointment, please call our Administrative Office at (562) 945-3937.

HYGIENE ITEMS

  • Diapers Size 4 (Critical Need)

CLEANING PRODUCTS

  • All Purpose Cleaner
  • Food Storage Bags (Quart & Gallon Size)
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Laundry Detergent (High Efficiency Only)
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Lysol Disinfectant Spray
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tall Kitchen Bags
  • Window Cleaner

KITCHEN ITEMS

  • Disposable Paper Plates
  • Disposable Paper Bowls
  • Foil
  • Paper Cups
  • Plastic Cutlery
  • Paper Napkins

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING

  • Boys Clothing – Size 2T-12
  • Girls Clothing – Size 4-11
  • Teen Clothing (Boys & Girls)
  • Children’s Shoes – All Sizes

WOMEN’S CLOTHING

  • Women’s Clothing – All Sizes
  • Women’s Shoes – Sizes 7, 8 & 9

MISC.

  • Bottled Water
  • First Aid Kit
  • Gift Cards (Target, JCPenny, Old Navy, Sears, etc.)

NON-PERISHABLES

  • Canned Fruit Packed in Juice
  • Canned Jalapenos
  • Condiments (Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise
  • Crackers (Snack/Graham)
  • Jelly/Jam
  • Jell-o Pudding
  • Jell-o Gelatin
  • Oatmeal (Instant)
  • Pancake Mix (Instant)
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Popcorn (Microwaveable)
  • Pretzels
  • Rice
  • Gift Cards (Ralphs and/or Stater Bros)]

How to Donate Your Time to Help Abused Woman and Children

Volunteer

Please call our office at (562) 945-3937 for more information about volunteer opportunities. Please note that while WCCS has a variety of volunteer opportunities, it is highly unlikely that volunteers will be placed in the emergency shelter in order to protect the privacy and security of our clients.

 

Donate Gently Used Items

WCCS and Shelter’s Right Hand Work as a Team to help woman and children in crisis.

Donate your gently used items to Shelter’s Right Hand Thrift Shop, “Sacks on the Boulevard.” All profits from the SRH thrift store go to support the mission of WCCS. The thrift store is also a resource for our clients in their attempt to begin a new life. Visit the SRH website or call (562) 696-1399 for more information.

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