The Tuscaloosa SAFE Center is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) organization that is funded by the generosity of individuals, corporations, small businesses, foundations, students, and civic/social/community organizations. Every contribution – regardless of the size – helps us achieve our mission of providing forensic examinations to those who have been sexually assaulted.
Every dollar we receive is put to good and careful use, and your gift is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your donation will ensure that every patient who comes to the SAFE Center receives quality care and support, and you can make your donation by mail, phone or on-line.
Every sexual assault survivor deserves a chance to move forward, and your tax-deductible gift to the Tuscaloosa SAFE Center will make this a reality. Every gift makes a difference, we offer a variety of ways in which you can support the SAFE Center:
GIVE A GIFT OF HOPE AND HEALING
Your gift to the Tuscaloosa SAFE Center is a gift of hope and healing, and your support will provide much-needed funding for the direct client services such as medical and forensic exams, medical and court advocacy, private counseling, and support groups. It will also provide the critical funding for education, safety and prevention throughout the nine-county West Alabama region. Your gift, regardless of the size, will make an impact on the Tuscaloosa SAFE Center and all sexual assault patients who enter our doors. Your gift can be made in one of the following ways:
To make a secure donation online, please click here.
Download this printable form and mail your donation to The Tuscaloosa SAFE Center
1601 University Blvd. East, Suite 150 Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
You may call the Tuscaloosa SAFE Center at 205-860-7233, and one of our staff members will be delighted to assist you with your donation.
Be a SAFE Center Ambassador by becoming a monthly donor to the Tuscaloosa SAFE Center. It's an easy, safe way to ensure that every patient receives the best care in order to begin the healing journey toward a healthy, productive life. Click here to set up an automatic withdrawal from your bank account.
Contact your company’s human resources director for procedures on matching gifts…or help your company establish a matching gifts program if you don’t have one. It is the easiest way to double or even triple your donations – and double or triple your impact in the community.
DONATION OF SECURITIES
An outright gift of stock offers the simplicity and satisfaction of a gift of cash, and it can provide additional tax benefits to you. Provide us with the full name of the donor, mailing address, stock and number of shares, and contact person with a daytime phone number. With this information, our representative will facilitate transfers of securities into our account.
Leave a lasting legacy by including the Tuscaloosa SAFE Center in your will. It is a gift that keeps giving and will ensure your long-term support of healthcare for victims of sexual assault. You may also want to consider other options such as charitable trusts or gifts of life insurance. Please consult a qualified attorney or tax representative to advise you, and please let us know if you have included us in your estate planning.
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT
DNA evidence can be collected from the body, clothing and other personal belongings. As a result, patients must leave their clothing as part of the forensic exam. Therefore, a critical need is new, clean replacement clothing – shorts, t-shirts, sweat pants, flip flops for male and female patients when they leave the Center.
After the forensic exam is concluded, the patients often want something to drink or a small snack to eat. Bottled water, soft drinks and individually-wrapped snacks (such as cookies, crackers, peanuts, etc.) are needed and can be delivered to the SAFE Center between 8:30am-4:30pm.
HOST AN EVENT
Business, schools and clubs can make an impact by hosting fundraisers on behalf of the SAFE Center. Contact us about setting up a support agreement for your event.
RAISE AWARENESS... INVITE A SPEAKER TO YOUR COMPANY/ORGANIZATION
By inviting a representative from the SAFE Center to speak to your company, church, or civic/social club, you can help us raise awareness of the SAFE Center and the impact we are making in the community.