Monday, March 8, 2021

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children

Seeking donations of food and toiletries

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children is seeking donations of food and toiletries to help support victims and survivors of intimate partner violence seeking refuge with the nonprofit domestic violence center.

“Our 60-bed emergency shelter has been running at capacity for weeks so we are looking for additional support to ensure we can meet the needs of those seeking safety,” explains Volunteer & Resource Coordinator Rebecca Grabau.

Items currently needed include: Canned vegetables, fruit & juices; Canned meats & tuna; Cooking oils (olive, canola, etc.); Peanut butter & jelly; Pasta & sauce; Mac & cheese; Rice & beans; Soup; Diapers, all sizes; Bath & hand towels; Twin-size sheet sets; Toilette paper; Paper towels; Toothpaste, brush & dental floss; Deodorant; Body wash & lotion; Shampoo & conditioner; Dishwasher soap; Dish soap.

Donations can be dropped off at Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Avenue North in Naples, Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information and to host a Donation Drive, please call 239.775.3862, ext. 235, or email

Recycling Cell Phones Saves Lives!

Provide children and adults living in fear of abuse access to police and ambulance services 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, no service provider required, by donating new and used cell phones to The Shelter for Abused Women & Children!

Most donated phones are given to individuals in danger, the remaining are properly recycled by a company that makes a cash contribution back to The Shelter for each phone submitted.

Cell phones and chargers can be dropped off at more than 20 locations in Collier County, including: Options Thrift Shoppe, 968 Second Avenue North, Naples; Collier County Sheriff’s Office substations; Neighborhood Health Clinic; Starbucks Coffee Company stores and more!

For more information on donating cell phones, or to host a cell phone drive, please call 239-775-3862, ext. 235, or email

To learn more about The Shelter, please call 239-775-3862, or visit

To Prevent. To Protect. To Prevail.

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, Collier County’s certified domestic violence center, has served more than 57,000 individuals since 1989, providing programs and services designed to prevent domestic violence before it begins; advocating for societal changes to end domestic violence in our community; and meeting the immediate and long-term needs of victims and survivors.

The nonprofit organization is included in a list of the 14 top-rated domestic violence centers across the United States by America’s premier independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, and has received their coveted 4-star charity rating for two consecutive years.

If you or someone you love is in an abusive relationship, please call The Shelter’s confidential 24-hour crisis line: 239-775-.1101.


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