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

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. 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.

  • Coffee creamer (liquid and powder)
  • Coffee
  • Over-the-counter medications for infants, children and adults
  • First aid supplies, especially band aids
  • Non-perishable food (canned or boxed)
  • Freezer and storage bags
  • Garbage bags (13 and 33 gallon)
  • School supplies
  • Small gift sets for women for birthdays and holidays
  • Diapers – all sizes, especially larger sizes
  • Pull-ups—larger sizes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Baby wipes
  • Q-tips
  • Sleepwear for children and adult women– all sizes through 3X
  • Activewear and sweatpants/yoga pants for children and adult women – all sizes through 3X
  • Underwear and socks for women and children
  • Slippers for women and children
  • Frozen or canned meat
  • White twin size comforters
  • White twin size blankets
  • White pillowcases
  • Bed pillows
  • White bath towels and washcloths
  • White bathroom hand towels
  • Kitchen towels and dish cloths in any color
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Facial tissue
  • Deodorant
  • Chapstick
  • Household cleaning supplies, like Lysol, Murphy’s Oil Soap and Pine-Sol, and Clorox wipes
  • Bathroom cleaner and sanitizer
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Dishwasher soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Headphones
  • Night lights

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

Due to the overwhelming generosity of our community, we are not currently in need of shampoo, conditioner or body wash. Thank you!

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

Due to space restrictions, all donations of used clothing and housewares are directed to our resale shoppe, Fabulous Finds by WISE, located in downtown Big Rapids. However, Fabulous Finds no longer accepts donations of furniture.

We provide our clients with shopping vouchers so that they can shop those donations at the resale shop on their own.  Sales of donated items to the public help us to fund our services in Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo counties.

For more information or to make a donation, please contact the shelter at 231-796-6600 or WISE Fabulous Finds Resale Shoppe at 231-796-5840.