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1 in 4 women experience domestic violence with severe physical abuse. 15 million children are exposed to domestic violence each year.

Donate Now*

A gift from you will keep our critically needed programs available by providing shelter, food, and emergency services to battered women and their children. Please, give today to help end violence against women and children.

  • $2,500 – supports a family in our RISE housing program for 2 months
  • $1,000 – provides aftercare for a family leaving our shelter for 3 months
  • $750 – provides 50 hours of case management to a mother
  • $500 – sponsors a field trip for the children at Sanctuary Plus
  • $250 – provides diapers for a baby in our shelter for an entire year.
  • $150 – feeds a family at our shelter for an entire month
  • $75 – provides a mother with transportion to and from work for a month
  • $50 – provides sanitary products for a mother for 3 months

Please, give the gift of hope to victims of domestic violence.

*For the month of October, MSP will be receiving all online donations through our secure Purple Purse Challenge online campaign. Why? Every online donation brings us closer to winning the $100,000 grand prize, and weekly bonus cash prizes between $2500 and $5000. Help us win by donating today! Read more about the Challenge below.

What our donors say….

“For too long, the issue of violence in the home has gone unknown and unnoticed and has caused considerable psychiatric pain to the women who are affected. My Sister's Place sensitizes citizens to this problem, and I am happy to lend my support.”

- Rob

“As a young girl I saw my aunts flee domestic violence and come to my house. The issue is close to my heart and I will always support My Sister's Place.”

- Cherry

“I give because I think that everyone deserves a safe place to call home.”

- Martha

“I give because I was a child affected by domestic violence.”

- Daryl

“I couldn't help my friend, but I can help others. That's why I support My Sister's Place.”

- Thais

“Although I was hit by the financial crisis, like so many of us, I know MSP's clients still have less than I do. And when I can't afford to donate my money, I will donate my time.”

- Beth

“I give because I'm the one that got away. My Sister's Place saved my life.”

-Aisha

“All I wanted was to provide a safe environment for my children. My Sister's Place helped us with shelter during the cold days of January.”

- Tina

“I had a happy marriage; then it became abusive. I am now on my own- safe and happy for 7 years. I want to help others do this.”

– Stephanie

“One mean parent and one powerless one can do awful things to a child. Working with the counselors here and sharing with the other women has helped me to take my own power back.”

– Dominique

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More Ways to Give:

The Purple Purse Challenge

The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge is an annual friendly fundraising competition in October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month for nonprofit organizations serving domestic violence survivors. We are THRILLED to be participating in this year’s Purple Purse Challenge! Last year, we raised nearly $20,000, and this year, our goal is $50,000 to support three families in our RISE program for an entire year.

How You Can Help 

Please consider joining our team as a fundraiser and invite your friends and families to donate between October 2 and October 31! By setting up a fundraiser for our cause and reaching out to your network of supporters, you can help us make an even bigger impact and get us closer to the $100,000 grand prize.  It takes less than five minutes to set up a fundraiser. All you have to do is Go Here and click ‘Join the Team.’

Join MSP’s Team!

In Kind Giving

Thank you for your interest in giving to our Shelter! If you are collecting items for My Sister’s Place, please read our guidelines and needs for our Shelter below.* In Kind donations may be dropped off at our Admin Office at 1436 U Street NW, #303, WDC 20009 weekdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm, excluding federal holidays. All items given to My Sister’s Place go directly to residents of our Shelter and RISE programs. Questions? Contact Renae Erichsen-Teal, Development Manager, at (202) 540-1062 or Email.

*PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to host a fundraising or gift drive on behalf of My Sister’s Place, please contact our Development Manager Renae Erichsen-Teal. All fundraisers or gift drives MUST be reviewed by My Sister’s Place before going live. Use of the My Sister’s Place name and logo/branding for fundraising or gift drives may only be done with written permission from My Sister’s Place. 

Shelter Needs

  • Eucerin lotion 
  • Metro cards
  • Giftcards to grocery stores
  • Tampons and pads
  • Diva Cups
  • Diapers
  • Fullsize toiletries – must be NEW
  • Washcloths – must be NEW
  • Towels – must be NEW
  • Blankets – must be NEW

Clothing, Shoe, and Toiletries Guidelines

  • Clothing and Shoes must be BRAND NEW. Used clothing and shoes in any condition are not accepted.
  • All toiletries must be new, sealed, and full size

MSP does NOT ACCEPT*:

  • Used clothing and shoes
  • Used make-up or toiletries
  • Used toys
  • Travel-sized toiletries
  • Furniture
  • Food

*If you have items to give that do not match our needs or guidelines, you may find other organization who accept in kind gifts here: Alternative Organizations for In-Kind Donations

Amazon Wishlist

Don’t have the ability to drop-off donations in person? Donate through our Amazon Wishlist and have items sent directly to our Admin Office at 1436 U Street NW, Suite 303, WDC 20009

View Amazon Wishlist

Workplace Giving

  • United Way – give to us through United Way! Our partner code is #8449.
  • Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – Go to the CFC link and type in our code to donate: #97535
  • DC One Fund – Go to the DC One Fund page  and use code #8449 to donate to My Sister’s Place!
  • Employer Matching Gifts – Check with your employer to see what Matching Gift options they offer, and give double to My Sister’s Place!

Shop & Give 

Amazon Smile

The Amazon Smile program allows you to shop as you normally would on Amazon, but when you do they donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to My Sister’s Place. Follow and bookmark the link next time you purchase from Amazon as an easy way to contribute!

Giving Assistant

Giving Assistant gives you cash back on your purchases at many major online retailers and allows you to donate those rewards to My Sister’s Place.  Follow the link to sign up and start saving money while supporting MSP!

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Sign up for Giving Assistant and start sending 3-30% of your purchase price to My Sister's Place while you buy things you need from Old Navy, Home Depot, and ULTA.

Fundraising & Crowdfunding

Interested in fundraising on our behalf? Please contact our Development Manager Renae Erichsen-Teal at (202) 540-1062 or Email for permission and guidelines, or to submit your fundraiser for review. Find us on Crowdrise for easy crowdfunding setup.

*PLEASE NOTE: All fundraisers MUST be reviewed by My Sister’s Place before going live. Use of the My Sister’s Place name and logo/branding for fundraising may only be done with written permission from My Sister’s Place. 

Donor Privacy Statement

My Sister’s Place is committed to respecting the privacy of our financial and in kind donors. When you make a donation, you voluntarily provide your contact information, such as first and last names, home addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. This confidential information is kept on file for historical purposes, and donation information is retained due to legal requirements and to analyze overall giving patterns. This information is only shared with staff, board members, volunteers and consultants only on a confidential and need-to-know basis.

My Sister’s Place will not sell, rent, trade or share this information, or any other personally identifiable information with any other organization. Moreover, MSP will not sell, rent, trade or share our donor lists with any other organization, or send mailings on behalf of other organizations.  MSP will respect the privacy of our donors by offering a means by which donors may “opt out” of communications from My Sister’s Place, such as our annual mailings, monthly newsletters, and event invitations, by emailing renae@mysistersplacedc.org with a written statement expressing your preferences.

To protect your privacy, your information is kept on file in our secure donor software DonorPerfect. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, that service provider will only use your donor information for purposes necessary to process the donation. My Sister’s Place has partnered with SafeSave Payment Services to securely process your online credit card donations utilizing innovative technology and PCI-DSS level 1 security to protect the security of your information.

Donor Bill of Rights

My Sister’s Place subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights, which was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.

The Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

  1. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  2. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  3. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

  1. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  2. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.