How You Can Help

Make a Donation

As a non-profit, financial contributions are our greatest need.  Our shelter operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Caring for the needs of 40 women and children each day is expensive and we rely on the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations and community organizations to continue our work.  Please click on the Donate Now button at the top right of the page to contribute.  For more information on the many ways you can give to support the women and children, click here.

In-Kind Donations

BOS welcomes your in-kind donations. Our needs for in-kind donations often change with the season. Please click here for our current list of needed items for our shelter residents and events.

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The BOS shelter is home to our families and it is important to respect their privacy. However we do have some limited volunteer opportunities.  On the weekends, we depend on volunteer groups to come in to prepare and serve meals when our full-time cook is off-duty.  Our Shelter Director maintains a monthly volunteer schedule.  If you have a group that is interested, please email Carla Richardson at

During the holiday season, we welcome volunteers to help us adopt families, wrap presents and help with our Outreach holiday party. These activities begin in mid-October.  If you are interested in volunteering during the holiday season, please email Karen Adkins at