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Jubilee relies on the generous contributions of our community to make our work possible. Individuals, corporate partners, and foundations provide 100% of our funding and significant gifts of in-kind goods and services.

There are many ways to give to Jubilee. Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Jubilee’s tax ID is 91-1539920. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

The Donate Now button below will direct you to our donation form on Network for Good.

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206.442.2951
donations@jwcenter.org
pays for one room for one woman for one day

$17

buys bus tickets so she can travel to school or work for a week

$25

purchases a grocery gift card so she can eat nutritiously for a week

$35

provides a welcome package of bedding, towels and a basket of grooming items to get her started

$75

covers five visits with a care manager to keep her on track to a self-sustainable future

$150

Financial Contributions

Give Online

You can make a secure online donation here or by clicking the donate button on the top of any web page. 

The Donate Now button below will direct you to our donation form on Network for Good.

Donate Now

Give By Mail

Write a check payable to Jubilee Women’s Center and mail it to:

Jubilee Women’s Center
620 18th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112


Amplify Your Gift

You may be able to increase your contribution with a corporate match from your employer. See your human resources department to learn if your company offers this benefit. Retired employees are frequently eligible as well.

Join our Monthly Impact Circle with a regular monthly donation. Read more about it HERE.

Donate in honor or in memory of someone. Please specify this in the designated space when making your online donation, or include a note with your check if you are mailing a donation. If you would like us to send a card to someone special to commemorate your gift, please contact us.

206.442.2951
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Join the Monthly Impact Circle

Secure a safe place for women to heal and rebuild their lives as they work toward living-wage employment and self-sufficiency. Your monthly gift (of any amount!) supports these and other programs that empower Jubilee women to build stable and fulfilling futures:

Life Skills & Communications Classes

Money Management

Computer Skills Training

Interviewing Essentials

Free Clothing Boutique

Pathways to Housing

Case Management & Advocacy

As a Monthly Impact Circle member, we'll send you regular updates so you know how your recurring contribuion is making a difference for Jubilee residents and other low-income women in the community.

Show your ongoing commitment to helping women move past homelessness with a monthly contribution to Jubilee Women’s Center. 

The button below will direct you to our Network for Good donation form where you can select "I would like to make this a recurring donation deducted monthly."

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Women's Clothing Donations

If you have in-season, consignment-quality, women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories you no longer need, we can give them new life. Jubilee operates a free boutique for residents, alumnae and other low-income women in the community who would otherwise be unable to afford quality items. Clothing you donate becomes interview attire, a new job wardrobe, fitness-enabling athletic wear, a special event ensemble, or confidence-inspiring everyday pieces.

We accept donations at our main site on Capitol Hill during regular business hours. Please note, we are unable to take donations of men’s or children’s clothing, household items, books, electronics, furnishings, etc., unless specifically requested on our wish list. Women’s clothing donations that exceed our needs and storage capacity will be shared with community partners.

Wish List Donations

Your donations of wish list items help us maintain our residences, provide basic necessities for residents, and furnish private rooms for new program participants.

Currently, Jubilee residents and households would be grateful to receive the following:

New bed pillows (standard twin size)

Laundry detergent for HE washers

USB sticks/flash drives

Grocery and drug store gift cards

Fresh fruits and vegetables

ORCA cards in any amount

Bus tickets

Tickets/passes for movies, plays, concerts and sporting events

Deodorant (full size)

Q-tips (full size packages)

New socks

New umbrellas


You can also find wish list items at Amazon and have them shipped directly to Jubilee.

We accept donations at our main site in Capitol Hill during regular business hours. If you have questions about whether Jubilee can use an item, please contact us before dropping it off.

Host a Drive or Fundraiser

We see drives and fundraising events as more than just collecting resources; they also bring people together. Hosting a drive or fundraiser is a wonderful way to engage your community -- such as colleagues, a professional association, sorority or fraternity, neighborhood group, school, faith community, social club, family, or friends. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Ask peers to bring items from Jubilee’s Wish List as “admission” to a social gathering, association meeting, etc.

Host a virtual benefit where each person purchases an item from the Amazon Wish List and sent directly to Jubilee.

Bake sales, lemonade stands, and car washes are good, old-fashioned fundraisers that suit a range of ages.

Host a brunch, cocktail, or dinner party and ask guests for a “suggested donation” to benefit Jubilee.

Clean out your stuff and raise money for a good cause with a yard sale.

Set up a personal fundraising page or Facebook fundraiser to benefit Jubilee, and tell your contacts why this cause is important to you.

Give instead of gift: Ask for donations to Jubilee in your honor instead of gifts for holidays, birthdays, weddings, etc.

Toilet paper drives are a hit with students!

Bra drives are popular with women who don’t get embarrassed easily. Contact us for the most needed sizes.

Ask co-workers to bring in gently-worn women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories for Jubilee’s free boutique and help a low-income woman build a quality work wardrobe.

If you would like more information, supporting materials about Jubilee, or containers to fill for drives, please call or email.

Donate Now
206.957.5512
volunteer@jwcenter.org

Vehicle Donation

Donate your car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle, or other vehicle and support women at Jubilee. To donate, contact our vehicle donation partner, Charitable Auto Resources (CARS).

A CARS representative will schedule a pickup that’s convenient for you, and provide you with an initial donor acknowledgement letter for your gift. CARS will send Jubilee a check for your donation within five business days of your vehicle’s sale. Jubilee will send you an acknowledgement letter within two weeks of receiving the donation.

It can take several weeks for a vehicle donation and sale to be completed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact CARS to check on your donation.

855.500.RIDE
careasy.org

Matched Savings

You can support a woman on her final step to independent living with a contribution to Jubilee’s matched savings program. It works like this: Residents complete a money management course at Jubilee, then they open a savings account to apply what they’ve learned. If a woman consistently invests $20-100 a month without any withdrawals for 20 consecutive months, Jubilee will match her savings 2:1, giving her up to $6,000 at program completion.

Matching funds for this program are provided through the generosity of Jubilee donors. If you would like to make a donation specifically for the matched savings program or learn more, please contact.

The Donate Now button will direct you tor our donation form where you can type "Matched Savings" into the designation field. Please also select, "I would like to make this a recurring donation deducted monthly."

Donate Now
206.442.2951
donations@jwcenter.org

Stock Donations

If you would like to donate stock, mutual funds, or other securities to Jubilee, please download the securities gifting form. This document provides instructions for your financial institution as well as contact information for our Morgan Stanley representative. You may also email our Development Director for assistance or more information. 

Securities Gifting Form
Development Director

Planned Giving

Many of us give regularly to causes that matter to us, but few realize the impact we can have by making a gift in our will or estate plan, both for the organization we love and the people they support through their work. When you give a planned gift to Jubilee, you leave a legacy that helps lay the foundation for a woman to have a safe, stable and fulfilling future. Gifts of any size or type make a significant impact. Here are some options to consider:

Bequest
Gifts of cash, stock, mutual funds or property can be left to Jubilee Women’s Center in your will or living trust. This is simple and inexpensive to set up and allows you continued use of current assets and income before you make a contribution.
Retirement Plan
Name Jubilee Women’s Center as the beneficiary for an IRA, 401k or other retirement account.
Life Insurance Policy
Designate Jubilee Women’s Center as a beneficiary in a life insurance policy.
Charitable Remainder Trust
A CRT gives you income for life or a fixed number of years, and you can name Jubilee Women’s Center as a beneficiary for the remaining portion.
Estate Sale
Donate a fixed amount or percentage of proceeds from your estate sale to Jubilee Women’s Center.
Memorial Gifts
Request that family and friends make memorial gifts in your honor to Jubilee Women’s Center.

If you make a planned gift, please notify us so we have the opportunity to understand the intention of your gift. 

206.442.2951
donations@jwcenter.org

Volunteer

Jubilee is grateful for the hands-on support we receive from the community: more than 7,000 hours last year, the equivalent of several additional staff members. Volunteers expand Jubilee’s ability to serve more women in our community, more effectively. Our volunteers are valued not only for their gift of time and service, but also as an integral part of the community of support for residents who often feel disconnected.

Opportunities

Jubilee has ongoing or one-time volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, including students, service learners, interns, corporate teams, community organizations, and families. Take a look at our volunteer opportunities below to find the way you want to make a difference. 

How to Get Started

Please register for a volunteer orientation, scheduled each month on the 2nd Friday and 3rd Monday. At orientation, we’ll discuss a variety of opportunities for getting involved, take a tour, and talk more about our programs.

Click the button on the right to sign up for an orientation and to receive a Volunteer Application.

Sign Up for an Orientation

Upcoming Orientation Dates

Please RSVP by email - link below.

Friday, December 13, 11am
 
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Monday, December 16, 6pm
 
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Friday, January 10, 11am
 
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Friday, February 14, 11am
206.957.5512

Community Meals

Invite your friends, family, or coworkers to provide a community meal for Jubilee residents. Community meals provide a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to help out and chat with residents over a home-cooked dinner.

Meals can be prepared off-site and transported to Jubilee or cooked here in our spacious kitchen. Your group (ideally 6 or fewer) can use our two stoves, ovens workstations, cookware, utensils and serving dishes. A staff person can give your group a tour through our facility before or after dinner. If you are unable to cook on site, you may prepare a heat-and-eat meal and drop it off for the women to enjoy on their own.

When planning a meal, keep in mind that residents appreciate proteins, fresh fruits, and vegetables, which they don’t get to enjoy as often on a limited budget. Here are some sample menu ideas:

Baked chicken, rice, vegetables, fruit salad
Pork tenderloin, macaroni & cheese, vegetables, juice
Beef stew, biscuits, salad, sliced fruit
Lasagna or spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, grapes

Download the PDF with more details about Jubilee community meals. To schedule a date, contact our volunteer manager. (Application and orientation are not required to prepare a community meal.)

206.957.5512
volunteer@jwcenter.org
Community Meal Info

Teach a Class

Jubilee offers free courses for any low-income woman who wants to develop personally or professionally. If you have experience instructing on any of the following topics, we would love to hear from you:

Introduction to Computers
Introduction to Word
Introduction to Excel
Succeeding on the Job

If you have another area of expertise you are interested in sharing with Jubilee, feel free to contact the volunteer manager to discuss.

206.957.5512
volunteer@jwcenter.org

Professional Skills

Stretch the capacity of our staff by sharing your professional skills. Current opportunities include:

Wordpress Website Support
Photography
Graphic Design
Home Repair

Front Desk

Connect women in the community with much-needed resources, both at Jubilee and at other community organizations. Our friendly office volunteers are the first point of contact for people calling Jubilee about housing assistance, donations, and getting involved at Jubilee. Shifts are 2-4 hours per week on weekdays.

Boutique 

Sort and organize donated clothing or help boutique customers shop for clothing. Last year, volunteers enabled 700 women to access free clothing at Jubilee’s boutique.

Event Support

Help plan, promote, and procure auction items for our events, which raise nearly one-third of Jubilee’s annual operating budget. You can also help on the day of the event with set-up, clean-up, or greeting guests.

Yard or House Maintenance

Help with basic home repairs and painting to keep residences safe and attractive. Or maintain our vegetable and ornamental gardens for the enjoyment of residents.

Resident Welcome

Clean and prepare bedrooms for new residents moving in to Jubilee to help them feel welcome in their new home.

Associate Board

Join a group of emerging leaders and philanthropists in their 20s and 30s who are making a difference by hosting benefit events and raising awareness about the work of Jubilee.

Partnerships

Our sincere appreciation to the corporate partners who sponsored Jubilee Women’s Center events in 2017-18. Your generosity has eased the way for more than 2,000 women on their path out of poverty and impacted homelessness in our community. Thank you for believing in the extraordinary women of Jubilee!

Amy Sajer Real Estate
Banner Bank
The Derschang Group
Keller Rohrback
KeyBank
Saltchuk
Slalom Consulting

Strong-Bridge Consulting
thyssenkrupp
Tom Douglas Restaurants
Tulalip Tribes
University Mechanical Contractors
WSECU

Providence St. Joseph Health
Peace CSJP
PeaceHealth
Sisters of Providence
GLY Construction
HomeStreet Bank

Partner opportunity

We welcome partnerships with businesses and organizations in our community. Joining with Jubilee provides opportunities for employee engagement and helps businesses meet corporate social responsibility goals. Ultimately, a partnership with Jubilee Women’s Center means you are a part of some amazing life transformations and making the community a better place to work and live for all.

Learn about our options below, then contact our volunteer manager with any questions or to set up an employee engagement activity:

volunteer@jwcenter.org
206.957.5512

Employee day of service and team building

Are you looking for a group volunteer project for your company? Group opportunities include taking care of our homes, yards, and gardens, preparing a community meal, or helping with a special project.

Drive for clothing, goods or gift cards

Host a drive at your office to benefit Jubilee women! We especially appreciate collections for our wish list items or clothing and accessories for our free boutique.

Holiday giving

The holidays are often a difficult time for the women at Jubilee Women’s Center as many are far away or estranged from family. We encourage our community to provide gifts for the women so they can have a memorable holiday and feel supported. Your company or employees can sponsor a resident, host a holiday giving collection, or buy small gifts for each of our 43 residents.

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Jubilee offers employment preparation and life skills classes for Jubilee residents and other low-income women in the community. Business professionals are often needed to instruct a class or workshop, host a panel discussion, or otherwise support our educational opportunities.

Event sponsorship

By sponsoring a fundraising event, our corporate partners are getting valuable visibility with a philanthropic audience and helping underwrite event expenses so individual donations can fully support Jubilee’s programs. From $2,500 to $25,000, there are sponsorship options to suit a variety of budgets and objectives. Learn more at:

events@jwcenter.org
206.442.2951

Cause marketing

If your business would like to partner with Jubilee to sponsor a profile in the Puget Sound Business Journal Giving Guide—and get a full-page ad at nonprofit rates—we want to talk. For details:

news@jwcenter.org
206.957.1971

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