SAFE helps anyone who has survived child abuse, sexual assault or domestic violence. Through community contributions, individuals come together to make an impact on the lives of thousands of survivors. There are many ways you can give in support of the programs and services that are so vital to our continued success.

Make a Donation

We make it easy for you to give a secure online credit card donation or a sustained monthly gift. If you choose to make your gift in honor or in memory of someone, we will send an acknowledgement. Ask your employer’s Human Resources department to learn if your employer will match your gift to SAFE, Austin Children’s Shelter or SafePlace. Other ways to donate include leaving a gift in your will through Planned Giving or a gift of stock that may be fully tax deductible. Of course, you may always send a gift by mail.

Make a donation now.

Donate Items

Austin Children’s Shelter accepts donations of new and gently used items on its campus: 4800 Manor Road, Building A. SafePlace accepts donations at the Gil Crane Warehouse. Our wishlist is a list of items that we most desperately need on a daily basis to help our clients feel more secure while they are here. We also accept donations of electronics, stock and vehicles. You may want to host a donation drive that focuses on particular items from the wish list. There are other opportunities to join us during The Holiday Giving Programs and other annual donation events sponsored by SAFE, Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace.

View our wishlists

Community Giving

There are many ways for corporations, local businesses, community organizations and community-minded individuals to get involved in what we do including supporting and sponsoring events, volunteering as a group, contributing goods and services or hosting a fundraiser or donation drive.

Host a Community Event

Host a fundraiser or a donation drive and give your family, friends, coworkers, customers and others an opportunity to give to SAFE while having a good time.

Host a community event

Give Your Time

In addition to the many opportunities we offer to provide funds and items to support our mission and help survivors heal, the gift of time is always needed at Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace. Opportunities are listed in the volunteer section of the website.


We deeply value the contributions that our donors make to sustain our mission. To protect the privacy of our donors and their special relationship with Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace:

  • We do not trade or sell our donor lists to other organizations.
  • We offer donors the option to be recognized anonymously.
  • Donors may request that they not be solicited in the future.
  • Donors may request not to receive mailings, such as our newsletter.
  • Donors interested in learning more about how to support SAFE, Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace or how we are stewarding your gift, please opt-in to receive our newsletters.
SAFE, Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS.
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