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Supporting Survivors: Your Generosity Makes a Difference

Empower Change: Support Our Cause

In Canada, a woman is killed by her intimate partner every 6 days,

and Alberta has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the country.

Your donation fuels our mission to support and empower women and children to live free from

domestic violence, and plays a crucial role in saving lives in Central Alberta.

Thank you for standing with us.

Ways to Donate

You can be sure 100% of your donation goes directly to our cause by using the following fee-free options:

By Interac e-Transfer: 

Fast, free, and convenient, we can quickly put 100% of your donation toward helping women and children with our preferred method, e-Transfer. Here's how:

  1. Sign in to your financial institution’s online banking service.

  2. Navigate to the option to send money using Interac e-Transfer.

  3. Add Central Alberta Women's Emergency Shelter as a recipient, and use as our recipient email.

  4. IMPORTANT: If you wish to receive a charitable tax receipt, please include your full name, mailing address, and email address in the message section.

  5. You will receive a confirmation email from your bank that we have received the funds.

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

We are also happy to accept donations made through the following links:


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

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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Wish lists & In-Kind Gifting

Wish Lists

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

In-Kind Gifting

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 Wish lists link above to view the essential items we currently need to support our clients.

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