Twelve Ways to Support Our Work

  • Gift cards and Toiletries. Our greatest need is for gift cards to places like:
    • Gas stations
    • Grocery stores
    • Drug stores
    • Walmart
  • Toiletries. Compass Center accepts unopened, full-size toiletries. Our greatest need is for the following:
    • Toothpaste
    • Mouthwash
    • Deoderant
    • Toilet paper
    • Laundry detergent
    • Shaving cream
    • Razors

  • Compass Center depends on your support to provide caring and comprehensive services to help our clients make lasting changes in their lives.
    • Donate Online
    • Contribute by Mail (P.O. Box 1057, Chapel Hill, NC 27514)
  • You can also shop for yourself while donating to our cause! Use our customized links; iGive and Amazon Smile will donate a portion of your purchase to us. (Please note: Select “The Women’s Center” as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile.)

  • Our number through the State Employees Combined Campaign is 1475-057, found online at this link. Please note that we are listed as The Women’s Center in the fall 2013 SECC booklet.
  • Designate Compass Center for Women and Families when you give through the Triangle United Way.

  • Remember Compass Center in your Will or Trust.

  • Consider a stock transfer.

  • We need volunteers for all areas of our work. We can match your talents and interests with tasks that are vital to our mission. Click here to lean more about volunteer opportunities and to download an application.

  • If you know of corporations, foundations or individuals with money to give and values that are aligned with our mission, please let us know…or better yet, introduce us!

  • Compass Center for Women and Families loves to share our story. Please help us find these opportunities.

  • The Stock Exchange is the perfect place to pass on clothes that are in excellent condition as well as handbags, shoes, jewelry and accessories. Donate these items in the Compass Center’s name and we’ll receive the proceeds. To make an appointment to donate items, contact The Stock Exchange at 919-403-9977 and mention the Compass Center account.

  • In collaboration with Shelter Alliance, which assists domestic violence agencies by purchasing used cell phones (regardless of their condition!), Compass Center collects used cell phones and recycles them for cash. Shelter Alliance is totally green, no part of the cell phone ever goes to a landfill. Drop boxes are currently located in Orange County at PTA Thrift Shop in Chapel Hill, Seymour Center on Homestead Rd., Whole Foods in Chapel Hill, UNC School of Law, UNC Hedrick Building, and UNC Women’s Hospital (Beacon Program). To get a cell phone drop box for your business or to learn more about the program, please contact our coordinator, Conni Rivers.

  • Bank of North Carolina’s Community Giving Program gives new and current customers two simple ways to donate to Compass Center. Each time a new account is opened, the bank will donate $5 to the nonprofit organization of the customer’s choice (please tell them Compass Center!). The customer will then be invited to match or exceed the donation. Compass Center will receive the bank’s donation even if the customer decides not to contribute. Current customers can make a donation to Compass Center any time they are in the bank.

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