Get Involved

Online

If you are interested in contributing monetary donations online, please click on the Donate Now button.

By Mail

If you are interested in contributing monetary donations to our agency, they may be addressed to New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers and mailed to P.O. Box 2031, La Crosse, WI 54602.

Face-to-Face

We have a new system in place for in-kind donations.

Due to very limited space, our donation protocol has changed. We will only be accepting items for which we have an immediate and specific need. We will post those items both here on the website, as well as on our Facebook page.

In order to make the donation process seamless for all, we are asking that you call ahead to set up an appointment to drop off your items. (608)791-2610. Additionally, we are going to be observing the social distancing recommendations and other safety measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Here are our current needs:

  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Cellphones, chargers, and phone plans (Straight Talk)
  • NEW bed pillows
  • Hairbrushes/picks
  • Laundry detergent
  • Adult pajamas, robes, and sweatpants (XL – 4X)
  • NEW toys for the holiday program
  • Diverse hair care products SEE HERE
  • Winter boots for men, women, and children

Volunteer

Yearly, volunteers contribute over 8,000 hours of work within our agency. If you are interested in joining our team as a volunteer, please contact us. Our typical office hours at our La Crosse Outreach Center are Monday – Friday from 9:00a – 4:00p. If you would like more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 608-791-2610 ext 1301 or visit our volunteer opportunities here.  We offer Advocacy Training for volunteers, interns, and community members three times per year in February, May and September.  It is a three-day training period with sessions held in the evening. Mandatory for volunteers and interns.  Community members are encouraged to attend all three nights.

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Fundraisers

As a nonprofit agency, we rely heavily on financial contributions from the general public to supplement our funding from federal, state and county grants and contracts as well as the financial assistance we receive from the Great Rivers United Way. Annually we host several fundraisers to subsidize the financial support needed to continue offering our free and confidential services. If you are interested in attending one of our fundraisers, simply click on Special Events for a current calendar.

Amazon Smile

What if you could make a difference with your online shopping? AmazonSmile helps you do just that.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a percentage of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers.

Want to put your shopping towards a good cause? Here’s How You Can Help:

  • Head on over to Smile.Amazon.com and choose “New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers” as your charitable organization of choice.
  • Using a new or existing Amazon account, your entire shopping experience will remain the same.
  • Make a difference each time you shop. 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to New Horizons, and will help make La Crosse and Trempealeau Counties safe for individuals and families.

    As one of the most widely used websites in the world, we are ecstatic to see Amazon putting their most charitable foot forward. Be a part of the movement: get your shop on and spread the word! The more money spent at AmazonSmile with New Horizons in mind, the more people will have lives free from violence. On behalf of all those that may benefit from your gift, thank you!

Kwik Trip, Inc. Personal Kwik Card

You can earn money for you favorite charity, group or organization when you purchase items on your Kwik Rewards Fund-Raising Program.

Using your Kwik Trip card, you can donate a percentage of your spending (no cost to you) to New Horizons, by informing Kwik Trip that you would like this percentage to benefit New Horizons.