YWCA Cass Clay - Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women

Donation Bins

In conjunction with Savers, we created the community donation bin program to make it easier for Fargo-Moorhead residents to donate clothing and miscellaneous household items at their convenience, keeping usable items out of local landfills. This expanded partnership  with Savers helps us reallocate space within the Emergency Shelter to better meet the needs of the women and children. 

You can help women and children being served by the YWCA by donating your used clothing, shoes, books, stuffed animals and  household items. Community Donation Bins are located at Casey’s General Store locations throughout Fargo-Moorhead, at both YWCA  locations, and at Discovery Benefits - which means no more driving out of your way to donate your used items. You can drop them off  whenever it’s  convenient for you - donation bins are open 24/7.

Oftentimes women and children arrive at our door with nothing - a tragic result of escaping violence and homelessness that leaves  them homeless and without basic necessities. Items from the donation bins are brought to Savers which provides women with an  empowering opportunity to shop for clothes. Many women have not had this opportunity before and it is extremely powerful. 

For every item donated, Savers makes a contribution benefitting YWCA. "With every donation, you are helping a woman gain the  confidence she needs to transform her life," says YWCA Cass Clay Executive Director, Erin Prochnow.

HOW TO DONATE AT A YWCA BIN:

  1. Please place all items in a bag or small box
  2. Double tie bags; close and secure boxes
  3. Wrap items and label the bag or box that contains sharp items
  4. Wrap breakable items and label the bag or box
  5. If a bin is overflowing, call YWCA at 701-232-3449

The shelter accepts donations during the weekday hours of 8-5PM. A bin is also outside the shelter at your convenience.

All furniture or large donations must be pre-arranged with a designated staff member due to space limitation. Call 701-232-3449 and allow up to 48 hours for a return phone call. 

See below for a complete list of donation bin locations.

Casey’s General Store Fargo Locations:
2002 25th St S, Fargo, ND 58103
1462 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102
4301 13th Ave SW, Fargo, ND 58103
204 42nd St S, Fargo, ND 58103
2401 45th St S, Fargo, ND 58103
4405 45th St S, Fargo, ND 58103
5680 23rd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103
3545 25th St S, Fargo, ND 58103

Casey’s General Store Moorhead Locations:
203 21st St S, Moorhead, MN 56560
3400 12th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560
707 37th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560

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

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

Cash Wise Foods:
755 33rd Ave E, West Fargo, ND 58078

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

Lutheran Church of the Cross:
1402 16th St E, West Fargo, ND 58078

Savers:
1623 38th St S, Fargo, ND 58103


HOSTING A DONATION DRIVE

Thank you for your enthusiasm to help women and children in crisis. A donation drive at your business, club or church will make a valuable difference to women changing the course of their lives. Things we may take for granted are vitally needed by women escaping domestic violence and poverty. 

“Thank you, and please know what this means to me. I can’t remember the time I last had six pairs of underwear all at one time.”  - Shelter resident

There are typically 65+ women and children at the emergency shelter, and another 50 in our supportive housing and human trafficking units - and they need many practical items. Most things? They’re exactly the same as those you need for your own health and hygiene, or to run your own home! 

Beyond the items we need all the time there is room to get creative. A particular time, we might need women’s bras and underwear (new, with tags on), or seasonal items for our kids at the shelter at Christmas or swimsuits and sunscreen in the summer. If you want to hold a drive that’s themed around particular needs rather than a general donation drive, contact the YWCA Volunteer & Donations Coordinator Jess at [email protected] or
701-232-3449 for current needs or ideas particularly suited to your team! We want
your giving passions to be fulfilled as practical items are supplied
for women and children.

How do I plan a drive with YWCA?

  1. Contact Volunteer & Donations Coordinator Jess at [email protected] or 701-232-3449 to alert us about your drive and gain last-minute needs or ideas.
  2. Request a YWCA logo if you want one for posters and promotions.
  3. If you wish, we can provide fact sheets about the shelter. Or we can come and talk to employees groups about our inspiring mission.
  4. Finally, discuss with Jess a drop-off date to plan smooth delivery to the shelter. We like to recognize these gifts and often announce them on our social media.