Crisis Line: (805) 781-6400
Formerly the Women's Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County


Vehicle Donations

Donate your car today! Stand Strong partners with another local organization, Mission Cars, to process and pick up vehicle donations. 50% of the proceeds go directly to our organization, and the other 50% benefits New Life K9s, a nonprofit agency in SLO that provides service dogs to veterans and first responders.

Simply complete the form below, and MissionCars will contact you about collecting the vehicle:

As a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, all donations are acknowledged and may be eligible for an income tax deduction.

Stand Strong’s Tax ID is 95-3370729.

Thank you for your support!

Read more

In-Kind Donations

In addition to financial contributions, Stand Strong is often in need of donated items to meet the basic needs of our clients. Please contact our donation line at (805) 781-6401 x 260 to inquire whether we have a current need for large furniture items or household appliances.

Our recurring needs include:

  • Grocery store gift cards and gas cards (denominations of $10, 20, 25)
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Laundry detergent
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Used cell phones
  • Laptops (please completely wipe hard drive before donating)
  • New bedding
  • Towels
  • Kitchen supplies (only full sets of dishes please) and small appliances

Our Therapeutic Art Program relies on donations of the following art supplies:

  • Small wood boxes
  • Glitter glue
  • Jewels
  • Beads
  • Buttons
  • Stickers
  • Glue
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Feathers
  • Shells
  • Pebbles
  • Foam cut-outs
  • Gift cards to craft stores

Unfortunately, our agency does not have enough storage space to accept certain items.  These include:

  • New or Used clothing
    • Instead, we partner with United Voluntary Services Thrift Shop (474 Marsh St #E, SLO, 805.543.1545) to take the donations. In return, they provide Stand Strong with vouchers for our clients.
  • New or used stuffed animals
    • Please donate to a local animal shelter.  Thank you!
  • Travel-sized toiletries
    • Please donate to 40 Prado
  • Medication
  • Printers

Read more

Phyllis Madonna Legacy Fund

The Phyllis Madonna Legacy Fund allows community members to honor Mrs. Madonna by donating to Stand Strong in recognition of her decades-long commitment to the issue of domestic violence. Please click the link below to donate directly to this fund via a secure PayPal link.

“As a direct result of Mrs. Madonna’s advocacy, thousands of adults and children in this county have received the help they need to become physically safe, emotionally healthy, and self-sufficient,” says Kirsten Rambo, Stand Strong Executive Director. “It is no exaggeration to state that, in many cases, these services are absolutely life-saving.”

Read more

Amazon Smile

Did you know that you can give to Stand Strong simply by shopping on Amazon? Go to, click on ‘Supporting,’ and type in ‘Womens Shelter Program Inc Of San Luis Obispo County’ (it’s a long name, we know)! When you make purchases on the Amazon Smile page, 0.5% of the proceeds are donated to Stand Strong!

Looking to support Stand Strong and other non-profits with every Amazon purchase? Add Smilematic as a Chrome extension to automatically go to every time you shop!

Read more

Planned Giving

By leaving a legacy gift to support Stand Strong in your will or estate plans, you will help ensure that we continue to serve survivors of domestic violence and their families well into the future. You can name Stand Strong as a beneficiary in your will, a qualified IRA, or life insurance plan and your gift will have a lasting impact.

You also may choose to donate stocks or securities to Stand Strong.

Consult your lawyer, accountant, or financial adviser for specific advice or assistance. If you do include Stand Strong in your estate plan, please inform us so that we can ensure your wishes are carried out in exactly the manner you have intended.

Sample Bequest Language: “I give, devise, and bequeath (describe dollar amount, property to be given, or percentage of estate) to Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County, DBA Stand Strong, tax ID 95-3370729, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation having its principal place of business in the City of San Luis Obispo, County of San Luis Obispo, State of California. This gift may be used by Stand Strong to support the agency’s highest priorities.”

Note: “Glinda Services, Inc.” is the official legal name of Stand Strong (formerly the Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo County), and is referenced in the agency’s audited financial statement and on related public documents.

Read more



Please click the link below to make an online donation using a secure PayPal link. Thank you for your support. It is deeply appreciated.

Did you know that you can sign up for monthly donations using the PayPal button below? Many people find they can make larger contributions by spreading them out over 6-12 months or longer.

Each donation provide more positive, life-changing services for our clients and their children. You choose the amount that fits your budget and PayPal sends that much to us – from you – each month. It’s that easy!


If you would like to donate by check, our mailing address is:

Stand Strong

P.O. Box 125

San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Read more