Crisis & Shelter
Make a secure donation with your Credit Card, click the button below! Please note: We use a nonprofit service to process our credit card transactions. GIVEDIRECT is the name that will appear on your credit card statement – not Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin County. Using a third party helps us keep our costs low and allows us to spend more time and money on our programs!
There are three simple ways you can donate to DVS through payroll deductions:
Donations help allow us to do many things for our clients. Find out how to donate cellphones, furniture and household items, and clothing, and find out what DVS needs the most below.
Used Cell Phones: We collect used cell phones for use as 911 emergency cell phones for clients and recycle unneeded cell phones to support shelter services. We collect used phones (including smart phones) year round. Donate by taking to DVS’s offices, any local police dept., any Mid-Columbia Library, or any Yoke’s Fresh Market.
As our clients take the reclaiming steps of building a safe and new life for themselves and their children, they often find themselves stuck with the need to furnish their new homes. Bed frames (not mattresses), furniture, tables and other household items fill a great need for these families and we appreciate your effort in making a donation of this size. Please contact our housing advocate at 222-4741 to coordinate drop-off for donations of furniture and household items.
In an innovative and collaborative efforts, New Beginnings Thrift Shop accepts clothing donations on behalf of DVS; This exciting opportunity allows us to dedicate our time to serving our clients and their children while simultaneously giving clients the freedom to shop, without charge, for their personal and unique needs. As such, DVS does not accept used clothing. Use clothing dropped off at our office will be turned away or passed on to St. Vincents de Paul.
New Beginnings Thrift Shop
1016 Lee Blvd., Richland
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10a – 5p; Sat. 10a – 4p; Closed Sun.
On-Going Client Needs:
Sweat pants & pjs – black, S, M, L, & XL
Diapers, Wipes & Baby Supplies
Shampoo & Conditioner (Regular Size)
Lotions, body wash
Tweezers, nail clippers
Most Needed at Shelter:
Twin &/or Double Comforters/Quilts and Sheets
New socks & underwear (women’s & children’s)
New PJs (women’s & children’s)
Other Household Items:
Liquid laundry soap
Swiffer-like mops and wet & dry cloths
Lysol or Bleach
Drinking Glasses, Plates, Bowls
Baggies, Foil, Garbage bags
Dish soap, liquid Dishwasher detergent
Mac & cheese “helpers”
Money designated for Emergency Client Funds: Frequently seemingly small barriers are BIG barriers for our clients:
Support Group & Children’s Groups Supplies: Having creative activities and something to do with your hands is therapeutic for both adults and children as it distracts the mind, soothes the soul, and de-stresses the body.
Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties is a non-profit organization registered with the Secretary of State Charities Division. All donations are deductible to the extent provided under the law. No good or services are provided by the organization to the donor in return for the donation.