Donate to CAWES You can make a difference in the life of someone affected by domestic violence
Whatever your means or preference, there are many ways for you to make a difference in the lives of the women and children CAWES serves. With your support, The Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter has become recognized as one of the best in Canada. This year CAWES is doubling up on its efforts to augment trauma informed care at the Shelter and its innovative Children's Healing Centre.
CAWES is grateful for all of the caring and compassionate people that support our work. Without the resources you provide, we would simply not be able to deliver the much needed superior care, support and safe housing that women and children fleeing abuse and violence must have access to. Your contribution of time, talent and treasure has an important and critical impact in our effort to end family violence in Central Alberta and beyond. We invite you to provide hope to our vulnerable women and their children through a variety of giving options.
Ways to Donate
You can chose to donate to CAWES though Paypal or CanadaHelps.org. Click the method you wish to use below to make your donation online. This quick, secure and efficient method will enable CAWES to put your gift to good use immediately.
Please make your cheque or money order payable to:
Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter
Red Deer, AB T4N 5G1
We are eager to hear from you! You may wish to donate with VISA or MASTERCARD by calling 403-346-5643
Become a Monthly Donor:
By giving monthly, you will ensure that families in need are receiving your support on an ongoing basis. Our convenient automatic debit donation system is comfortable and secure, and able to work in cooperation with your monthly and annual budgeting.
Click HERE to set up your online monthly donation
Celebration or Memorial Gift
Honour a loved one with a gift to CAWES in their name. With your donation, you will mark their legacy in the movement to end family violence in Central Alberta and bring hope to the women and children we support and care for..
Gift of Stocks and Securities
Take advantage of important Capital Gains tax savings with your donation of stocks and/or securities. Your gift will make a significant difference in the lives of families affected by domestic violence at a lower after-tax cost to you. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for the value of the stock on the day the donation was made.
Your bequest to CAWES will be an important legacy gift for the future. Your donation could be a gift of funds, stocks and securities, art, property or other marketable assets. Bequests offer many attractive tax advantages.
Click HERE for more information on how to make a Charitable Bequest.
Donate a "paid up" policy to the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter and receive a tax receipt for the cash "payout" value. Name CAWES as the owner and beneficiary of a new policy and receive tax receipts for every premium you pay.
RRSPs, Charitable Remainder Trusts and Other Giving Options
If you and your advisor are interested in learning more about other ways to give, please call us and we will make arrangements to provide more information or set up a meeting.
For some families at CAWES, there is no time to pack before seeking the safety of the shelter. Some are forced to flee with only the clothing on their backs. It is a small comfort to have access to brand new clothing, toiletries and other necessities during their stay.
CAWES also accepts donations of items such as bathroom tissue and paper towels, fresh and frozen foods, canned goods, fresh produce, beverages, cleaning cloths, towels and dish cloths. These kinds of items all help to reduce our significant cost of delivering daily services to our clientele.
Fresh Start Program
Our Fresh Start Hampers help women and children moving into their new home by reducing their initial costs. You can help ease the stress of this life-changing event through our Hamper Program. Ideally, we would like to have a hamper available for each family taking the brave step towards freedom this year. *Each family's needs are assessed individually*
Charitable Tax Receipts
As a Registered Charity (Charitable Status Number: 10688 5437 RR0001) we are authorized to issue receipts to be used to claim a charitable tax credit (individual donations) or tax deduction (corporate donations). All donations of $20 or over will be issued a charitable tax receipt. We are not able to issue charitable tax receipts for in-kind donations.
For more information on charitable tax benefits visit the Canada Revenue Agency
For other ways to contribute to CAWES, learn about available Volunteer Opportunities.