Your gift helps women build a better quality of life.
Reduce recidivism | Save taxpayer money | Improve quality of life
In August 2017, Wisconsin had 21,072 women on parole/community supervision. On any given day 1,400 women are incarcerated in the Wisconsin Women's Correctional System. Over 600 women are released to communities every year requiring programs services to aid them in a successful transition.
Our record of effective advocacy and holistic programming provides support, offers healing, and empowers women to stay out of the prison system. 85% of women we partner with stay in their communities. Read testimonials by women and families who have received our services.
Successful re-entry after exiting the prison system takes not only support, but everyday necessities. The donation of basic items like food, bus passes, medication, hygiene products, and furnishings, provide not only comfort, but hope. Your donation shows women they are not alone.
How to give:
Online: Safely donate online with PayPal (link at top of this page). Mail: Send checks with this donation form to: The Demeter Foundation, P.O. Box 259283, Madison, WI 53725.
Give in Honor or Memory: Donate in the nameof someone you love who has been affected by the prison system. Please indicate your preference on the mail-in donation form or in the notes section online. By enclosing the name and address of the honoree or family with your gift, The Demeter Foundation will send a personalized note notifying them of your donation.
Employee Giving: Many companies allow employees to regularly donate to a non-profit organization through payroll deductions. Speak to your employer today.
Matching Gifts: This is the quickest way to double your gift! If your company participates in a matching gift program, simply include the company form with your donation to maximize the impact of your contribution. If your company does not currently have a matching gift program, encourage your Human Resources Director to consider adding this offering next year.
Planned Giving: With a bequest or estate gift, you can leave a legacy of healing, strength, and empowerment. For more information, please contactAlice Pauser, Executive Director.
In-Kind Donations: We are always in need of supplies for women returning to the community. If you are interested in donating items, please refer to our wish list and contact Alice Pauser, Executive Director.
Shop online: Shop at Amazon Smile and select The Demeter Foundation as your charitable organization of choice, and Amazon will donate part of the price of your purchase to us.
We are currently doing a donation drive. Our goal is 300 pair of new socks by the end of November. Winter is coming and we need to put more that one pair in each kit. For details visit "Sock-it to us."
Our Wish List:
Welcome Home Kit supplies Women’s socks Monthly bus passes Pillows and bedding Dishes, glasses, and silverware Funds for purchasing winter boots and coats VISA or grocery store gift cards
Thank you for your support. Your generous donations are tax deductible.