“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

— Dr. Seuss

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There are many reasons and ways to give – here are just a few…

Shop the Wish List

Caring for a household of over 100 children annually requires a large quantity of supplies. If you’d like to help, please CLICK HERE for a list of typically needed items or CLICK HERE to shop our Amazon wishlist.

Sponsor

Bike for Shelter and the Watson Children’s Shelter Tennis Pro-Am (hosted by the PEAK Health and Wellness) events offer excellent sponsorship opportunities and depend upon the generosity of corporate sponsors and participants. If you or your business are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us for more information. We would love the chance to partner with you!

Volunteer
Give your time. Participate in a Watson Children’s Shelter event!

Donate
We deeply appreciate and need your support throughout the year. Watson Children’s Shelter is a private, 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible, and we are happy to provide you with a receipt for your gift. Thank you for helping us to brighten the lives of children in crisis. Donate now!

Donate to the WCS Permanent Endowment Fund
Our endowment fund was created to ensure our future and our ability to provide essential services to children in crisis.

WCS Alumni Scholarship Fund
This donor restricted fund assists former residents as they pursue success through higher education.

Matching Funds from your Workplace
Many companies offer a matching funds program which effectively doubles your gift to Watson Children’s Shelter. Ask your company if they have a matching gift program and, if so, send us your company’s form and we’ll do the rest.

In Memory of/In Honor of Someone
Honor the memory of a cherished friend or relative by giving a gift in his or her name. Or, celebrate a birthday, holiday, birth of a child, anniversary, retirement or other special occasion by making a gift to Watson Children’s Shelter.We will send a letter acknowledging your thoughtfulness to the designated family member or person you tell us to notify.

Planned Giving
Have a discussion with your tax or legal advisor about ways to make a planned charitable gift to Watson Children’s Shelter, a gift that requires consideration and planning in light of your overall estate plan. There are numerous planned giving vehicles and combinations that allow you to tailor-make your gift plan.

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Donations may be mailed directly to Watson Children’s Shelter at 4978 Buckhouse Lane, Missoula, MT 59804. If you have questions or are interested in supporting Watson Children’s Shelter by making a donation, please call or email Alley Fontenot at (406) 549-0058; [email protected]

Contribute New or Like New Items
We accept new or gently used items. We have specific needs and limited storage. Please call our main office to verify our current needs. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. at our Buckhouse location – 4978 Buckhouse Lane.

Items that do not fit our current needs can be donated to the Bargain Corner Thrift Store, 200 S California St. Missoula or 616 1st Street Hamilton. Please indicate that your items are designated for Watson Children’s Shelter; they will tag the items and Watson Children’s Shelter will receive 25% of the sale. Call Bargain Corner at 543-4926 for more information.