Ways to Give



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 kwilson@agapenashville.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. 

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.

You may also mail your gift to:

Attn: Morning Star Sanctuary

4555 Trousdale Drive

Nashville, TN 37204

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 Kim Wilson at kwilson@agapenashville.org or call at 615-860-5214 for more information.


In-Kind Donations

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

Recurring needs include: gift baskets to welcome new residents to the emergency shelter; personal items including full size toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners, hairbrushes, combs, soaps, deodorants (for both men and women), body washes and lotions; ponchos; paper goods for kitchen and baths; trash bags and other cleaning supplies; gift cards (grocery stores, Waffle House, CVS, Cracker Barrel, Walmart, Target, etc.); gas cards and much more for clients of the shelter and those transitioning into permanent housing. 

For a full list of recurring needs, click here.  For a list of current one-time needs, click here.  These links are updated regularly.  Please feel free to check back periodically to see ways you can get involved. 

To arrange a donation, please contact Abbi Stockwell at astockwell@agapenashville.org or 615-860-0188.

Please note, we do not accept the following items:

  • Used mattresses
  • Used pillows
  • Used kitchen dishes, pots, or pans
  • Toys that no longer work
  • Clothing

Due to limited storage capacity, we cannot always accept all donations. Thank you for your understanding and your willingness to partner with us as we seek to support and empower those affected by domestic violence.



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