There are a Variety of Ways to Support Sojourner House
With your help, we can better respond to the needs of survivors in our community.
Use us as an excuse to celebrate! Many of our supporters enjoy planning and managing their own special event to raise money for Sojourner House. Host a cocktail party at your home where you encourage your guests to make a donation to Sojourner House, or consider asking friends to donate to us in lieu of gifts for your next birthday. There are many easy and fun ways to give that make a huge impact!
No event is too big or too small. Every dollar counts. No matter how much money is raised, your event is guaranteed to spread the word about Sojourner House’s services and let your network know you care about the issue of interpersonal violence. Want help brainstorming? Email email@example.com or call 401-861-6191 and our Development team would be happy to bounce ideas around.
We rely almost entirely on donations to keep our Safe House and our Transitional Housing apartments furnished, stocked, and comfortable. Consider hosting a donation drive at your workplace, school, or faith community to collect some of these much-needed items. We are always in need of:
- Gift cards to places like Stop & Shop, Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, etc. enable our clients to purchase items we may not be able to provide to them, and gives them the freedom and autonomy to make decisions around what items they use for their family.
- Cleaning supplies. With all of our different residential programs, we in constant need of cleaning supplies for general maintenence as well as for deep cleanings when clients move in and out of our programs.
- Bed Linens. As clients move in and out of our shelter and apartments, we are often in need for NEW twin-sized sheets, blankets, and pillows.
Please note: due to the bed bug epidemic at shelters across the state, we are unable to accept any used bedding.
- Towels. Often clients arrive to our shelter with nothing more than a garbage bag containing clothes and other necessities. There are few comforts that make someone feel home than a set of fresh (new) towels.
Please note: for sanitary reasons, we are unable to accept any used towels.
- RIPTIKS. Many of our clients rely on public transportation to get around. This includes those in our residential programs in Northern Rhode Island who need to access our Drop-In Center in Providence on a regular basis.
Help a family or individual turn their new apartment into a home by putting together a Welcome Home Kit. These kits are laundry baskets filled with all the household necessities clients need to feel comfortable in their new housing. The contents of Welcome Home Kits vary according to the individual needs of the household, but commonly included items include:
- Dishes and utensils
- Cleaning supplies
- Laundry supplies
- Paper towels
- Toilet paper
- Shower curtains
- Towels (new only)
- Kids’ pajamas (new only)
- Dish soap
- Pillows (new only)
We are always looking for dynamic individuals to help us plan some of our most anticipated fundraising events, such as our Masquerade Ball or Spring Campaign! This is a great opportunity for folks who are looking to get their feet wet with event planning, add skills to their resume and/or to volunteer with an organization that makes an incredible impact on families and individuals in Rhode Island.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-861-6191.
There are numerous ways you and/or your company can lend a hand across our programs. Opportunities for volunteers are vast, but some examples are: tabling at events, fundraising, answering our helpline, coordinating donation drives, assisting with childcare, helping with support groups, planning programming and activity nights for survivors and their children. For more information, check out our volunteer page.