Ways to Donate

Partner with Sarah’s Inn today to improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence and break the cycle of violence for future generations.

  • Donate Online

    to Donate Online, click here

  • Mail A check

    Make A Tax-deductible
    Donation To :

    Sarah's Inn
    PO Box 1159
    Oak Park, IL 60304

    Please include your name address and email address so that we may acknowledge you and send a receipt for your gift.


    Invest monthly in ending domestic violence. Regular, sustainable giving allows Sarah’s Inn to better plan and expand critically needed services. Set up a monthly donation to Sarah's Inn HERE by choosing "Monthly" under "Donation Frequency".

  • Corporate Matching Gifts

    Maximize your support to Sarah's Inn by asking your employer if they match charitable contributions. Send your completed corporate matching gift forms to:

    Sarah's Inn
    PO Box 1159
    Oak Park, IL 60304

  • Donated Securities

    Donate Stocks Or Mutual Funds.

    Donate stocks or mutual funds. Please instruct your broker to contact our Executive Director, Carol Gall, at carolg@sarahsinn.org. We will need your name and contact information, as well as the name of and amount of stock being donated for our records.

For questions or more information on ways you can support Sarah's Inn, please contact our Development Team at development@sarahsinn.org.


This List is Based On Specific Client Needs And Changes Seasonally And As New Program Needs Arise

Please note that we cannot accept most clothing or used toy donations. Any in-kind donation not on our wish list is subject to approval by Sarah's Inn staff and cannot necessarily be accepted due to storage limitations. Once your donation has been approved, please fill out this form and include it with your donation in order to receive an acknowledgement letter for tax and/or personal records. Download form

For more information about in-kind donations to Sarah’s Inn or to drop off donations, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteering@sarahsinn.org


Donate to our wish list!

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Below are items we have a high need for at this time

Gift cards in denominations of $15-$25 (from stores that carry groceries, toiletries, household items, school supplies, etc.)

Gift cards must be $25 or more to better meet the needs of the families we serve.

Why Gift Cards: Gift cards allow the families we serve access to getting their basic human needs met. Families often leave with very little and struggle to meet their families’ basic needs: groceries, household items, clothing, and medication. Gift cards in small amounts offer flexibility, security and options to our clients, allowing them to purchase the items their families need to most to stay safe and healthy.

We Accept:

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Full sized & unopened cleaning supplies
  • Full sized & unopened hygiene products & toiletries
  • Pull ups, diapers, & wipes

We Do Not Accept:

  • Used clothing & toy donations
  • Hotel/Sample size items
  • Furniture & appliances
  • Baby strollers, cribs, changing tables (anything that holds an infant due to recalls)
  • Expired or opened food
  • Used and/or unsealed hygiene products, toiletries, & cleaning supplies
  • Violent toys/games
  • Religious or holiday related books or toys

For more information about in-kind donations or to schedule a drop off, please contact our Volunteer & In-Kind Coordinator at volunteering@sarahsinn.org.

Have items that we don't accept?  Click here to find a place to donate.


With your continued support Sarah's has bold plans in the near future to increase our impact in support of our mission by:

  • Increasing our Adult and Children’s Counseling services to provide greater access for families to process the trauma they have experienced and safely navigate the systems and resources vital to their self-sufficiency.

  • Partnering with and educating community members and professionals through our Community Engagement Series to create a stronger network of community advocates to intervene and support victims and their families.

  • Providing more comprehensive prevention programming across grade levels and within local school communities through our Together Strong Project to engage youth, parents and educations, and to empower them to build healthy relationships and create lasting social change.

thank you for your partnership and support of our work

together we are changing lives and shaping communities

together we are strong. Together we are sarah's inn