Support Domestic Peace
As a non-profit 501c3 organization, Center for Domestic Peace relies on community donations. We receive support from individuals, local businesses, faith groups, social organizations, student groups, and many others.
Donations help meet the emergency costs of individuals and families experiencing domestic violence, and help pay for food, the replacement of personal items, temporary shelter, and transportation for community members.
There are multiple ways to help Jackson County residents experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault, whether it be with your personal time, your voice in the community, and/or your financial resources.
Surviving domestic violence is expensive.
Here’s what your cash donations provide:
$25 – gas for survivors living in rural areas
$50 – food for a sheltering victim
$75 – materials for prevention education
$100 – one night of emergency shelter
$250 – three professional counseling sessions for a survivor
$500 – new locks and security cameras for survivors who can safely stay in their own home.
If you are interested in leaving a legacy gift to Center for Domestic Peace please call our office and ask to speak with the Executive Director. We are happy and excited to discuss your interest in this. Below are a few examples of some of the ways you can commit a legacy gift
A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to Center for Domestic Peace as part of your estate plan. You can also designate Center for Domestic Peace as a full, partial, or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account (IRA, 401(k),
403(b) or pension) or name Center for Domestic Peace as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.
If you are over 70 ½ years old, you may want to support the work of Center for Domestic Peace by donating from your IRA. IRA charitable distributions up to a certain amount are not taxed and the distribution can be used to satisfy your annual minimum distribution. Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift to Center for Domestic Peace from your IRA.
You can designate Center for Domestic Peace as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment, or bank account or your life insurance policy. Contact your financial advisor, broker, insurance agent or banker and ask for a new beneficiary designation form. Complete the form, sign it, and mail it back to the appropriate person. When you pass away, your account or insurance policy will be paid or transferred to Center for Domestic Peace, consistent with the beneficiary designation. If you are interested in making a gift but are also concerned about your future needs, keep in mind that beneficiary designation gifts are about the most flexible of all charitable gifts. Even after you complete the beneficiary designation form, you can take distributions or withdrawals from your retirement, investment, or bank account and
continue to freely use your account. You can also change your mind at any time in the future for any reason, including if you have a loved one who needs your financial help.
You fund a trust that makes gifts to Center for Domestic Peace for a number of years. You receive the gift of estate tax deduction at the time of your gift. Your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings. After a period of time, your family receives the trust assets plus any additional growth in value.
We greatly appreciate any donations that help us keep our emergency supply closet stocked for our victims in crisis. Additionally, our Claire’s Closet program allows us to promote the health and dignity of our community members by offering free cleaning and hygiene supplies. We could not provide these vital services without the support of donation drives.
Items to Donate
Below are some suggested items that we often need, be sure to call ahead and let us know what you would like to bring so we can arrange to store it.
Ring Door Cameras,
Personal Care Items,
New clothing and underwear (call for needed sizes),
Gift cards for gas and food,
Copy paper, and
Center for Domestic Peace welcomes community volunteers. For the safety of our clients, anyone interested in becoming a volunteer at Center for Domestic Peace must complete a volunteer application form, provide personal references, agree to a background check, and sign a confidentiality agreement. Below are the three types of volunteers that we accept:
Volunteer Victim Advocates
These volunteers assist staff to provide services in the office or on the local 24/7 safeline. All client-facing volunteers go through a free 20 hour training program in order to become a volunteer victim advocate (4 hours online and 16 hours in person). This program includes learning about crisis counseling, NC civil court procedures, and the confidentiality expectations of all advocates. Shadowing current advocates is a part of the training program.
Community Resource Advocate at The PEACE Collaborative
These volunteers assist community members to access the Resource Room and Claire’s Closet programs at The PEACE Collaborative program on Ridgeway St. A free 20 hour training program is required to understand the complexities of interpersonal violence and the importance of effective outreach services.
These volunteers assist in the office by preparing for fundraisers, collecting and organizing donated items, preparing outreach and educational materials, and other administrative day to day tasks.