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. 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

  • Non-perishable food (canned or boxed)
  • Frozen or canned meat


  • Coffee creamer (liquid and powder)
  • Coffee
  • First aid supplies
  • Small gift sets for women for birthdays and holidays
  • 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
  • Headphones
  • Night lights


  • Household cleaning supplies: Lysol, Pine-Sol, and Clorox wipes
  • Bathroom cleaner and sanitizer
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Dishwasher soap
  • Laundry soap


  • Freezer and storage bags
  • Garbage bags (13 and 33 gallon)
  • Twin size comforters
  • Twin size blankets
  • White pillowcases
  • Bed pillows
  • Twin and Full size air mattresses for clients and children leaving shelter
  • Bath towels
  • Bathroom hand towels
  • Kitchen towels and dish cloths in any color


  • Q-tips
  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers – all sizes, especially larger sizes
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Facial tissue

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.