Ways to Give

DONATE

Your donation transforms lives!
Thank you for sustaining the work of Morning Star Sanctuary. Your contribution supports our emergency shelter, preventive education plus counseling and legal services to survivors of domestic violence.  

We offer several convenient ways for you to donate. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact gena.hull@msdvp.org or call 615-860-5214. A gift of $1,400 will pay for a survivor of domestic violence to stay in our shelter, free from abuse, for the entire 90-day period. This includes food, clothing, counseling services, resume and job search assistance, transportation, housing search assistance, and many other types of support specific to the individual needs of the survivor and/or children.  
Make a Donation Online...
Click here to donate. Make a Donation by Mail... If you have any problems with this process, please contact us and one of our staff will assist you in making a credit card donation.

Make a Donation by Mail... Download our Donation Form, complete, and mail to:
Morning Star Sanctuary
P.O. Box 568
Madison, TN 37116-0568

Corporate sponsorships and donations...
If your company is interested in sponsoring an event, our survivors and/or their children, or our organization through foundations, gifts or grants, please contact Gena Hull at gena.hull@msdvp.org or call at 615-860-5214 for more information.

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IN-KIND DONATIONS

Morning  Star Sanctuary accepts in-kind donations of items that our survivors of  domestic violence and their children can use in the shelter program  and/or when they move into permanent housing. We also gladly accept  donations of professional expertise or service.

Want to make a tangible gift to our residents in the shelter or to those  who are moving into a permanent home? Because storage is very limited,  we cannot accept all donations at all times. Please check our 'wish  list' to make sure your items fit our current needs. Thank you for your  understanding:  

For the Shelter

  • Paper goods for kitchen and baths (toilet paper, paper towels, paper  cups and plates, aluminum foil, zip-lock baggies, freezer bags, trash  bags, etc.)
  • Cleaning supplies (dishwasher soap, laundry detergent, all-surface cleaners, bathroom/toilet bowl cleaners)

  • New storage containers, various sizes from refrigerator to clothing

  • Gift cards to grocery stores, Walmart, Target, etc.

  • Bus Passes

  • First Aid Kits (and refillable items such as band-aids,  children's Tylenol, Benadryl, Children's Benadryl, alcohol swabs, first  aid cream, Q-tips, cotton balls, Thermoscan thermometers)

  • Linens (bed-in-a-bag sets; bedding: twin and full sheet sets,  twin and full blankets, twin and full comforters, new standard size  pillows)

  • Bathroom items including new shower towels, hand towels, wash cloths

  • Personal items including full size toothbrushes, toothpaste,  shampoos, conditioners, hairbrushes and combs, soaps, deodorants, body  washes and lotions 

  • Plastic clothes hangers

  • Desk lamps, alarm clocks, humidifiers

  • Gift baskets to welcome new residents to our emergency shelter


For Survivors Who Are Moving Into Permanent Housing 

  • Full-size toiletry items including full size toothbrushes,  toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners, hairbrushes and combs, soaps,  deodorants, body washes and lotions 

  • Bus Passes

  • Gift cards or certificates to supermarkets, drugstores, malls, dry cleaners, Target, Walmart

  • Furniture (kitchen tables, dressers, chair, floor lamps) 
  • Linens (bed-in-a-bag sets; bedding: twin and full sheet sets,  twin and full blankets, twin and full comforters, new standard size  pillows)

  • TV (19-inch flat screens)

  • New sets of pots and pans, mixing bowls, baking supplies, utensils, silverware and drinking glasses

  • Household products (laundry detergent,  fabric softener,  cleaning products, liquid dish washing soap, large trash bags, new  brooms, dust pans and mops
  • Appliances (vacuum cleaner, washer and dryer, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee machines, can openers)
  • Baby products (diapers, toiletries for babies)


Please note that we NEVER accept:

  • Used mattresses
  • Used pillows
  • Used kitchen dishes or pots
  • Toys that no longer work
  • Clothing that is worn and tattered

GIVE TIME

Donate Your Professional Expertise or Skills

Our volunteers come from all walks and different phases of life.    

We have:      
•    Professionals who work 9 to 5, hoping to add more purpose to their life outside of their workday

•    People in-between jobs searching for ways to keep their skills fresh

•    Graduate students who want to kick-start their professional careers
    
•    Retirees hoping to maintain their skills and contribute to our mission
  

Our need for volunteers encompasses many professional areas of business operations:
•   Strategic and Business Planning

•   Human Resources and Organizational Development

•    Finance and Accounting

•    Project and Program Management
•    Fundraising and Development

•    Information Technology
•    Marketing and Communications