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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

Clothing, household, and miscellaneous items not currently on the most needed list, can be brought to an orange donation bin located at Stop-N-Gos throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area or directly to our community partner, Savers, located at 1623 38th St SW, Fargo, ND 58103. As their community partner, the YWCA benefits from every item donated to Savers. For more information, click here.