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There are countless ways you can make a donation to the YWCA. Donations can take the form of food, clothing, hygiene items, furniture, and monetary gifts. Each service provided by the YWCA is always in need of time and items so you can choose where you would like your donation to go. Not only will you be helping the wonderful staff working at the YWCA when you make donations to the YWCA, you will also be helping the women who utilize the different services at the YWCA. Even the smallest donations can make a tremendous difference in someone's life.

For questions or more information call (701) 232-2547.

Donations can be made at the YWCA Emergency Shelter beween 8 am and 5 pm, Monday - Friday. (After 5:00 pm, please ring the bell at the front door for assistance.):

YWCA Emergency Shelter
3000 South University Drive
Fargo, ND 58103

tax incentive for business gifts

Are you an owner of a North Dakota business? Or, are you a beneficiary of a trust or estate which derives income taxable in North Dakota? If so, you have been presented with an unprecedented tax incentive if you make gifts that help secure the future of a qualified North Dakota nonprofit organization(s) through a gift to its qualified endowment fund(s).

qualified charitable distributions from IRA's

A recent law change offers tax savings to taxpayers age 70 1/2 or older who have one or more traditional IRAs and a desire to make charitable contributions. The new provision, currently scheduled to be effective only for 2006 and 2007, allows taxpayers to make charitable contributions directly from their IRAs for up to $100,000 for each year. These direct charitable distributions, which can take the place of otherwise required minimum distributions are tax free to the IRA owner.

If you'd like to know more about this new provision for either yourself or a family member, please contact your financial advisor.

cell phone donations

Our cell phone fundraiser program is sponsored by Shelter Alliance (, a program of cell phone recycling company GRC Wireless Recycling ( Through Shelter Alliance, nonprofit organizations raise funds through the collection & recycling of used cell phones, and businesses & consumers donate & recycle cell phones to benefit nonprofit participants.

clothing, household, and small item donations

You can help women and children being served by the YWCA by donating your used clothing and household items. Orange Community Donation Bins are located at both YWCA locations and throughout Fargo-Moorhead at Casey’s General Stores and Discovery Benefits.

Casey’s General Store Fargo Locations:

2002 South 25th Street, Fargo, ND 58103
1462 North Broadway, Fargo, ND 58102
4301 13th Ave SW, Fargo, ND 58103
204 42nd Street South, Fargo, ND 58103
2401 45th Street South, Fargo, ND 58103

Casey’s General Store Moorhead Locations:
1702 30th Avenue South, Moorhead, MN 56560
203 21st Street South, Moorhead, MN 56560

YWCA Emergency Shelter:
3000 South University Drive, Fargo, ND 58103

YWCA Admin Office/A Child’s World:
3100 12th Ave North, Fargo, ND 58102

Discovery Benefits:
4321 20th Ave SW, Fargo, ND 58103

1623 38th Street South, Fargo, ND 58103