DONATIONS

Every single thing we hand out to women while they are living on the street as well as everything we give to them once they are housed has been donated to us by the amazing people who support our work. 

We could not do any of it without their help.

We are continually humbled and amazed by their generosity.

MONETARY DONATIONS

Since we are an all-volunteer nonprofit, 100% of all monetary donations go directly to help women on the street. 

We have remained true to our grassroots origins by not taking on government grants but instead by welcoming donations of money and products from private individuals, non-traditional grant makers and other organizations. This means that every single donation makes a big difference. When a person gives just $5 it means we can buy five tax-free flashlights at the dollar store (since we are tax exempt) and provide safety to five women on the street.

This funding approach is not common and it means we are not a well-to-do nonprofit, but it gives us much more flexibility as an organization and ensures nothing impedes the staunch advocacy of our clients.

ONLINE

Credit and debit cards can be used to make donations by clicking the "SEND" button at PayPal.Me/streetsafe 

Note: We often get asked if we use Venmo, but unfortunately, at this time, they have chosen to work with just a few select nonprofits as part of a beta test. We will join them as soon as they have a process for other nonprofits.

CHECK

Please make any checks out to "Street Safe New Mexico" and, if you prefer to mail it, please send it to our address for letters (we have a different address for packages which we give below):

Street Safe

8409 Central Ave NE

Albuquerque, NM, 87108

TOP FIVE

most requested items
  1. Secret-pocket scrunchies (Here is an example from Amazon)

  2. Chocolate

  3. Underwear (S, M, L; boy shorts are most popular kind)

  4. Feminine wipes

  5. Anti-chafing wipes or stick (Here is an example from Amazon) 

EXTRA SPECIAL GIRLY STUFF

  1. Body spray or perfume

  2. Fake eyelashes & glue

  3. Makeup

  4. Lume whole body deodorant 

Click here if you would like to go to the Wish List we have on Amazon. 

AMAZON
WISH LIST

Sadly, a great supporter
of our work passed away in March 2022, and at the request of his family, we established the Dan Stutzman Memorial Fund. Please use the button below to honor him and his memory. 

DONATION DROP OFF & DELIVERY  LOCATIONS

PACKAGE DELIVERY ADDRESS:

DONATION BIN LOCATION:

120 Jefferson St NE

Albuquerque, NM

Open 24/7

Donation bin_edited.jpg

Street Safe

933 San Mateo Blvd NE

Suite 500, Box 207

Albuquerque, NM, 87108

It's a UPS store so it's very secure.

LETTER DELIVERY ADDRESS ONLY:

Street Safe

8409 Central Ave NE

Albuquerque, NM, 87108

Unfortunately, we can't accept package delivery at this address because there is just a small letter slot and packages won't fit

FOR DONATION & DELIVERY QUESTIONS:

EMAIL:

donations.streetsafe@gmail.com

CALL:

505-226-6552

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DONATIONS FOR STREET OUTREACH

The main thing we always need is chocolate. Seriously. We go through about $100 of it — or 20 pounds — a week. The chocolate serves, among other things, to entice women who might otherwise ignore us — like trafficking victims who are being watched — to stop and say hello. And that’s all we need to make an initial connection which, over time, might lead to trust and a conversation about getting out.

But we also need lots of other stuff.

We ask that some it be donated brand-new, like the underwear. Well, and the condoms. And the tampons. You get the idea.

But many items can be gently used, like women’s clothing, bras, purses, shoes, etc.

We do take partially used beauty items. For instance, if you bought a lotion but once you got it home, you realized you hate the smell, we’ll happily take that smelly stuff off your hands. But if an item is more than half used up or rough around the edges, it would probably be better to put it in the recycling bin.

Outreach donation ideas

(S, M, L, XL; boy shorts are most popular)

  • Hotel-sized shampoo

  • Hotel-sized conditioner

  • Hotel-sized lotion

  • Condoms

  • Feminine wipes

  • Detergent for the sink

  • Toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste

  • Razors

  • Whole-body deodorant

  • Under-arm deodorant

  • Lip balm

  • Ziplock bags

(snack, sandwich, quart and gallon)

  • Tarps

  • Flashlights

  • Blankets

  • Tents

  • Sleeping bags

  • Sleeping-bag mats

  • Backpacks

  • Women's clothing

  • Bras

  • Jewelry

  • Body spray

  • Perfume

  • Jewelry

  • Makeup

  • Nail polish

  • Safety whistle

  • Purses

  • Belts

  • Shoes

HOUSEWARES DONATIONS

After a woman on the street gets housed, we give her whatever she needs to make her new place a home, such as furniture, linens and kitchenware. We happily take gently used items without holes, tears, or major stains.

 

Some people have supported the women by giving a new-home “starter kit” which could include things like cleaning supplies, dishwashing soap, broom, dustpan, toilet paper, paper towels, trash can, bath mat, shower curtain and shower curtain rings.

Housewares donation ideas
  • Furniture

  • Microwaves

  • Mattresses

  • Sheet sets

(Top and fitted sheet, plus pillowcases if possible)

  • Pots and pans

  • Silverware sets

  • Frying pans

  • Rugs

  • Comforters

  • Towels

  • Dishes

  • Curtains

  • Shower curtains

  • Wall hangings

ADDITIONAL INFO ABOUT DONATIONS

Street Safe is a federally recognized 501(c)(3). If you need a copy of the letter from the IRS confirming our tax exempt status and our Employer Identification Number, please email streetsafenm@gmail.com.

 

If a donation amount is more than $250, we are happy to provide you with a "contemporaneous written acknowledgment" letter, which is required by the IRS if you wish to take a tax deduction. Just email streetsafenm@gmail.com to get a letter.