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How You Can Help

It takes a lot of people working together to help men, women and children, whose lives have been affected by domestic violence and relationship abuse.

ComputerGenerous donations from individuals, businesses and major corporations create opportunities for SafeNet to constantly improve the services we provide to victims and survivors of domestic violence.  Donate Now

SafeNet is always looking for volunteers to help us build the road to a new, safe life for the people who seek and utilize our many services. Volunteer Now

If you are interested in working for SafeNet, check out our Job Opportunities

In-Kind Donations

Project-ConnectSafeNet’s Project Connect picks up furniture donations to pass on to families when they begin a new life free from abuse. Many survivors have fled from an abusive home with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Your used items can help.

Project Connect trucks travel county-wide to pick up furniture in good condition. Connect workers move these donations for families at no charge who are setting up a new permanent home free from violence.

Our clients can use all types of furniture, household items, dressers, single beds, mattresses, tables and chairs, kitchen cookware and utensils. Project Connect clients particularly need chests of drawers. Single sheets, towels, and framed art will help make a new place seem like home.

Our families may move to small apartments so some large pieces of furniture may not be appropriate.

To schedule a donation call SafeNet at (814) 455-1774 ext. 250 or email Please reference In-Kind Donation in your call/voicemail or email. Monday – Friday, 8:30am-5pm

When contacting SafeNet regarding your Request for Donation Furniture Pick-Up, please leave Name, Number, Address & List of items you have to donate that need picked up on the voicemail or in the e-mail to Thank You ????

Item Donations

Clothing, household items, and toys


These lists will not necessarily include all items we’ll accept, just a general idea.

  • Clothing – Since we have limited space for clothing, we only accept new school clothing and sleepwear.
  • Household Items – We accept household items in good working condition. We prefer sets of glasses, dishes, etc. We have limited space and very limited need for large appliances.
  • Toys – We accept new toys, books and art supplies – and will gladly accept gently used Little Tyke toys.
  • Furniture – We accept used furniture in good condition. See above.
  • Toiletries- We only accept new items.
  • Baby supplies- We only accept new items.
  • Baby Formula
  • Ethnic Hair Care Products
  • Sweatpants, Sweatshirts/Hoodies, T-Shirts
  • Plastic Cups & Bowls
  • Can Openers
  • Food Storage Bowls
  • Underclothing in Various Sizes (Bras, Underwear, Etc. -very large need for these items all the time)
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • New clothing/shoes for Children, Women & Men in various sizes
  • New Car Seats, Strollers, etc.
  • New Breast Pumps
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

Items We Are UNABLE To Accept

  • Recliners
  • Pull-Out Bed Sofas or Sofas with Recliners
  • Misc. pieces of flatware, dishes or glasses (sets of at least two)
  • Used pillows
  • Used encyclopedia sets
  • Used Toys, Stuffed Animals, etc.
  • Toys, Videos, Games related to Violence
  • Broken Appliances & Furniture
  • Used Underwear, Bras, Socks, Etc.
  • Men’s Dress Clothes (exception of Teenage Boys)
  • Encyclopedia Sets
  • Baby Cribs with Slats wider than 2-1/4 in. apart
  • Used Crib Mattresses
  • Bassinets
  • Used Car Seats
  • Console TV’s or the old Standard Def Box TV Sets
  • Infant Walkers
  • Computers & Computer Accessories
  • Used Breast Pumps
  • New toys with small pieces
  • Misc. pieces of Tableware
  • Out of Season Clothing (limited storage space)
  • Clothing & Shoes with Rips, Tears, Stains, etc.

Other agencies that may take these items:

  • Bethany Outreach Center, Salvation Army, St. Martin’s Center, City Mission or Rainbow Connections.

Other ideas

If you would like to contribute to Sponsor a Family, Kids Club, Back to School Program, SafeNet’s Wish List, or have any questions, please contact Mary at (814) 455-1774, ext. 233 or by email at

Tax Status
SafeNet is a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization which is classified by the IRS as exempt under IRC Section 501 (c) 3 and as a “public charity” under IRC Section 509. Therefore, donations from individuals and corporations, as well as grants from private foundations, qualify for maximum tax benefits allowable by the IRS.

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