Newhouse has the opportunity to meet the basic needs of families and individuals through the generous donations, monetary and in-kind, from a variety of sources, businesses and individuals.

Newhouse appreciates your interest in donating to our shelter. To guide you in your charitable giving, we have created the following guidelines. All donations are by appointment only and accepted on Mondays and Tuesdays, but holidays. To schedule a donation drop-off appointment, please call Karena Jensen, the Mission Impact Manager, at (816) 462-0500, or email her at [email protected]

Our immediate shelter needs are listed to the left. You can also visit our “WISH LIST” online, make a purchase and it will be delivered directly to the shelter! Thank you for your continued support of Newhouse!

Unfortunately, we  can not  accept the following items:

  • Televisions (older models that are  NOT  HDTV converter box/cable ready)
  • Computers that are more than one year old (as they are not compatible with our computer network)
  • Travel/hotel size soaps and shampoos (unfortunately, these “single” usage items take up too much of our already limited storage space.)

We apologize for any inconvenience this might create, but due to our increased number of residents and increasingly limited storage space, we find that we must set these limits. If you wish to donate items we can not accept, we recommend you contact:

Savers, 2251 NW Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO (816) 436-0411
Don Bosco : Family Support Center, 520 Garfield Ave., Kansas City, MO ( 816) 691-2900;
Lazarus Ministry : 206 Ninth St., Kansas City, MO (816) 842-3484

Giving the Basics supports Newhouse annually by providing the necessities of life. Learn more by visiting their website.

Donating to Newhouse can be as simple as designating those amount to come from your checking, savings, or money market or we can charge your credit card (VISA, MasterCard & American Express) once a month. It takes a one-time effort on your part and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that every month you help another woman and her children find a life free from violence.

Newhouse is an approved 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit Missouri corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which establishes policy.

To learn more about making a monthly pledge, please call Chris Stibbs (816) 462-0508 or email him at [email protected]

How many old cell phones do you have in your junk drawer? Let Newhouse staff take those old phones off your hands. Newhouse works with Shelter Alliance to recycle cell phones you no longer need or want. Some phones are then refurbished and reprogrammed with 911 for domestic violence victims, others are sold for parts.

Newhouse receives $ .50 to $ 35 for each phone collected. Your donation really helps! To date, Newhouse has raised more than $ 35,000 and cell phone donations. Newhouse also accepts all cell phone accessories (chargers, headsets, blue tooth, etc).

If you`d like to donate your cell phone, cell phone accessory, or place a cell phone collection boxes at your office, church or club, please email [email protected] or call 816-462-0500.

Cash donations totaling $ 100 or more in a year, may qualify for a Missouri Domestic Violence Shelter Tax Credit. Obtain the application for the credit,

To learn how to apply for the tax credit, contact Christopher Stibbs at [email protected] or 816-462-0508. See your tax professional for more information.

As friends and supporters of Newhouse, your charitable Planned Gift (estate gift) has the following benefits:

  • Maximizing your estate tax benefits and decreasing your liabilities;
  • Support the financial future of the shelter;
  • Create a lasting legacy of support during your lifetime and after you are gone; and
  • Provide income to you from your gifts while you are living.

Planned Giving often requires the assistance of trained professionals in law, financial planning, insurance and banking. If you do not currently have a trained professional, Newhouse maintains a network of professionals who can offer you assistance.

For more information about Planned Giving at Newhouse or if your group would like a speaker on Planned Giving, contact Chris Stibbs at [email protected] or 816-462-0508.