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Women’s Services accepts a variety of donations, including cash,in-kind donations, a special gift registry, and planned gifts. Cash donations can be made for a specific program, such as the shelter, or you can make an unrestricted or general donation, which means we will put the money toward a program that we determine needs it most. 

To make a donation in the name of a loved one recognizing or memorializing them, please include the person’s name and/or family contact information so we can notify the appropriate individual of your gift.

In-kind donations include things such as food, toiletry items, bedding, strollers, and towels. We are always in need of the items below.

The following household items are always needed

  • Laundry detergent
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Toiletries
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Paper products
  • Pillows
  • Phone cards
  • Cough drops
  • Antacids
  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Baby ointment
  • Bandages and band-aids
  • Towels (hand and bath sized)
  • Liquid hand soap refills

Planned Giving

Bequests and planned gifts help Women’s Services continue to make a difference in our community for decades to come.

Making gifts to WSI by check or credit card is familiar and easy, but do you know that a planned gift from accounts and things you own that have grown in value can help you to save on taxes, manage your accounts, transfer your possessions, and even allow you to give more than you thought you could? Common planned gifts include those made by wills or from stocks, bonds, and mutual funds; individual retirement accounts; donor-advised funds; life insurance; real estate; and other personal property like cars, boats, and coin collections. Please contact us to learn more about how a planned gift may support the women and children we serve and provide benefits to you!

The Gillian Ford Endowment Fund

In 2000, a bequest from the estate of Ruby E. Campbell provided funding for Women’s Services to establish an Endowment Fund. In 2008, the fund was renamed the Gillian Ford Endowment Fund in honor of Gilly Ford, who served as Executive Director of WSI from 1998 till 2008.

 The fund is managed by the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation, a nonprofit community foundation that serves all of Crawford County. 

 If you need assistance in making a gift to the fund, please contact a financial planner or attorney. For more information, contact the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation’s Executive Director, Christian Maher, at 814-336-5206 or email executive@crawfordheritage.org.

 A gift to the Gillian Ford Endowment Fund will help ensure that shelter and counseling are available to people recovering from crisis. It will also support education and prevention programs aimed at breaking the cycle of abuse.

Additional opportunities to support Women’s Services

Annual Fund

In January, Women’s Services conducts an Annual Fund Drive to raise money to supplement the grants and other funding we receive. If you want to be on our mailing list, email us.

If you would like to donate to the Annual Fund, checks can be made payable and sent to 

Women’s Services, Inc.

204 Spring Street

Meadville, PA 16335

Crawford Gives

Each August, the Crawford Heritage Community Foundation holds the Crawford Gives

fundraising event. Crawford Gives allows nonprofits to share their missions with the public and

connect with new donors. 

Visit our Crawford Gives page: Crawford Gives

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Golfer Information

Individual golfer fees are $125 and cover cart and greens fees, brunch, hole prizes, snacks and beverages on the
course as well as appetizers at the awards ceremony. If you have any questions, please contact Julie at
Women’s Services 814.724.4637.

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