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The high standards of service that CAWES provides throughout the year to its clients would not be possible if it were not for the generous financial donations from caring individuals and community-minded businesses such as yourselves.

Below you will find a number of options for donating to CAWES, and no matter how big or small, every penny helps to save lives of women and children in Central Alberta.

You can chose to donate to CAWES though Paypal or

Click the method you wish to use below to make your donation online. This quick, secure, and efficient method will enable CAWES to put your gift to good use immediately.

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By Mail:
Please make your cheque or money order payable to:
Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter
Box 561
Red Deer, AB T4N 5G1


By Phone:
We are eager to hear from you! You may wish to donate with VISA or MASTERCARD by calling 403-346-5643


Become a Monthly Donor:

By giving monthly, you will ensure that families in need are receiving your support on an ongoing basis. Our convenient automatic debit donation system is comfortable and secure, and able to work with your monthly and annual budgeting.

Click HERE to set up your online monthly donation.

Gifts of Stocks & Securities

Take advantage of important Capital Gains tax savings with your donation of stocks and/or securities. Your gift will make a significant difference in the lives of families affected by domestic violence at a lower after-tax cost to you. A charitable tax receipt will be issued for the value of the stock on the day the donation was made.

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Wishlists & In-Kind Gifting


CAWES has a year-round wishlist for items that will assist and benefit the women and children we help as they begin their journey of rebuilding. Please go our dedicated Wishlists page for further information.

In-Kind Gifting:

Due to health and safety protocols, limited resources, and capacity to store donations, we respectfully accept only new and unused clothing and toiletries. We encourage you to consider monetary donations, or gift cards when possible as they offer the greatest amount of flexibility for clients with limited resources.  For more information on donating in-kind items to CAWES, please call 403-346-5643 or email us at Alternatively, please use the Wishlists link above to view the essential items we currently need to support our clients.

Charitable Tax Receipts

As a Registered Charity (Charitable Status Number: 10688 5437 RR0001), we are authorized to issue receipts to be used to claim a charitable tax credit (individual donations) or tax deduction (corporate donations). All donations of $20 or over will be issued a charitable tax receipt. We are not able to issue charitable tax receipts for in-kind donations, unless a purchase receipt is provided.

For more information on charitable tax benefits, visit

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