Ways to Give

One of our most needed sources of support is your care and words that remind our clients they are not alone in their healing journey. Speak out against domestic and sexual violence and remind the survivors in your life that they are not alone.

Let our community know that you stand with Safe Passage!  Contact your city staff.  Write to your city council representative.  Attend a city council meeting and speak up as a concerned citizen.  Partner with us as we work to end violence.

Our clients often leave their belongings behind when getting to a safe place. By donating new products from our wish list below, you can help us provide our clients with the basic necessities. Help them move forward with confidence and donate today!

Donations can also be sent to P.O. Box 621 DeKalb, Il 60115


New items only, please!
Due to storage space, we only accept a small amount of NEW clothing (see miscellaneous section below). If you are looking to donate used clothing, please consider donating your gently used items to Open Closet, part of the Seventh Day Adventist Church (300 E Taylor St, DeKalb). Our clients often shop there for free! 

*Please note, donation drop offs are limited during COVID. Please call 815-756-7930 to schedule a drop off time and to learn more. 

Most Needed Items at this time:

  • Full-sized conditioner
  • Children’s shampoo & conditioner
  • Children’s toothpaste
  • Body lotion
  • Shoes (adult & children)
  • Jackets/hoodies/sweaters (adult & children)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Body Wash (including children’s)
  • Bras and Sports Bras
  • Women’s underwear
  • VISA, Gas station, Walgreen’s, and Walmart gift cards
  • Hair care products including:
    • AslAm hair product line, Cantu hair product line, or Cream of Nature (Argon Oil) products.
    • Co-wash, leave-in conditioner
    • Shea butter and coconut oil
    • Scalp conditioner
    • Prostyl
    • Spritz
    • Wide tooth combs
    • Edge smoother
    • Proclaim
    • Curl Creme

Long Term Shelter Needs:

  • Pots and pans/cooking supplies
  • Dishes
  • Silverware
  • Brooms/mops
  • Bedding: Comforters, sheets, pillows
  • Storage bins

Hygiene Items (Full-Sized Only, Please):

  • Pads and tampons
  • Motions Hair Care products
  • Olive oil for hair
  • Body wash


  • Twin sheet sets
  • Thick Blankets/Quilts

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Dish soap
  • Spray cleaners and wipes
  • Laundry detergent


    • Duffle bags
    • Non-perishable food
    • Gas station, Walmart, and Walgreens gift cards
    • Diapers and Pull-Ups (especially larger sizes)
    • Sweatshirts and sweatpants for hospital calls and new women’s underwear
    • Paper towels and toilet paper