Make a Monetary Donation

WISE exists through the generosity of others. Donations to WISE help women and children by providing the staffing, counseling, food, shelter, clothing and assisting in the basic needs of daily living when lives are disrupted by violence. Please consider giving to support this cause. WISE is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit agency, and your donation may be tax deductible.

Donate Online

Donations may also be mailed to: WISE, PO Box 1249, Big Rapids, MI 49307

Join the 100 Men or 100 Women Campaigns

100 men and 100 Women pledge $100 each year to help end domestic violence in our community. If you would like to join these men and women in their pledge to end domestic violence in our community, or if you would like to learn more about these campaigns, please click here. WISE is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit agency, and your donation may be tax deductible.

Join the 100 Men or 100 Women Campaign

Donations may also be mailed to: WISE, PO Box 1249, Big Rapids, MI 49307

Donate Items from Our Wish List

If you would like to support WISE through a donation of items, below is a list of items our shelter needs. You can also shop our AmazonSmile Charity List. These items will help support the adults and children staying out our emergency shelter each year. Please remember us during Buy One Get One sales, or any other discounts and specials that will help local businesses and local families. If you purchase items through AmazonSmile, 0.5% of the price of eligible items will be donated to WISE.

Food Items

  • Canned Meats- Tuna, Chicken, Ham, Spam, Salmon, etc.
  • Pasta/Rice Sides
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Pasta Sauces
  • Jello/Pudding- mix or cups
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jam/Jelly
  • Hamburger/tuna/chicken helper
  • Shelf stable Juice/ drink mix
  • Coffee/Creamer
  • Breakfast items- cereal/oatmeal/grits/pancake mix/ syrup
  • Kid friendly snack items- microwave
  • mac n cheese cups, fruit cups, granola bars, sandwich crackers, chips, pop tarts, etc.
  • Canned Pastas- Ravioli, Spaghetti, Spaghetti-o, etc.
  • Baking items- Flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cake mix, frosting, corn bread mix, additions for cookies like nuts, chocolate chips, sprinkles, etc
  • Any gluten free/dairy free food items


  • Gift sets for women and children for birthdays and holidays
  • Head phones
  • Night lights
  • Throw blankets
  • Nail grooming
  • Hair products


  • Bleach wipes
  • Bathroom cleaner and sanitizer
  • Household cleaners- kitchen/bathroom/deodorizers/disinfectants
  • Dishwasher tabs/powder
  • Laundry powder/liquid detergent/dryer sheets (No Laundry Cleaning Pods Please)


  • Garbage Bags (13gal/33gal)
  • Freezer/storage bags
  • Foil/plastic wrap
  • Bath Towels
  • Kitchen Towels/Dish Towels
  • Twin Comforters/Sheets
  • Pillows/pillow cases
  • Twin/Full Air mattresses


  • Q-tips
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Facial Tissue
  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers especially larger sizes and pullups
  • Baby powder (cornstarch not talc)
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Baby/kid body wash/shampoo
  • Children’s Toothpaste
  • First aid supplies

All donations are greatly appreciated, but we cannot accept certain donations at the shelter.

We cannot accept any open or unsealed donations of food, cosmetics or hygiene supplies.

For more information or to make a donation, please contact us at 231-796-6600.