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Financial contributions can be made using the online Donate button or by mailing your donation to:

Underground Railroad, Inc
5647 State Street, Ste. A
Saginaw, MI 48603
(989) 399-0007

To learn about making a donation of stock click here.


Here’s how your donation could make a difference:

  • $75 answers our crisis helpline for 24 hours, allowing survivors access to the support they need no matter the time of day
  • $100 offers a safe night in emergency shelter and nourishment for a family of four who is fleeing abuse
  • $150 provides the vaccines, preventative treatments, food and supplies needed to house a pet with its family for 30 days
  • $185 inspires one girl to be joyful, healthy and confident through our 10-week Girls on the Run program
  • $200 teaches healthy relationship curriculum to 100 area students
  • $250 feeds all our shelter resident families for one week
  • $300 cleans 200 loads of laundry (2 weeks of laundry services) for shelter resident families
  • $350 cares for two children for one week in our free, on-site daycare
  • $440 provides one month of utility expenses for our 9 offsite Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing units

In Kind contributions are accepted at Underground Railroad Resale located at:

Underground Railroad Resale
5647 State Street, Ste. B
Saginaw, MI 48603

Items needed in Emergency Shelter are transported by staff from Underground Railroad Resale.

Our In-Kind Donation Form is available for download. This guide provides estimated ranges for items commonly sold in thrift/resale stores.  The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires donors to value their items if they plan to use these donations as an income tax deduction.


The Emergency Shelter wish list includes:

  • Unopened baby formula
  • Unopened diapers and wipes
  • Unopened baby wash, shampoo and lotion
  • Sleepwear and lounge clothes all sizes children – adult plus size
  • Slippers – all sizes
  • Training Bras
  • Unopened/ individually wrapped tampons, pads and liners
  • Pillows
  • Twin Size sheets & Blankets
  • Wash cloths
  • Unopened shampoo, conditioner and body wash (travel & full size)
  • Unopened ethnic hair care products
  • Unopened deodorant
  • New women’s socks and underwear-(size 5-13)
  • New boy’s underwear and socks-(size 2T-8)
  • New girl’s underwear and socks-(size 2T-8)
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paper products
  • Large dinner plates
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Sippy Cups
  • Baby Bottles
  • Cereal Bowls
  • Forks/Spoons
  • Plastic cups
  • Box Fans
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Art Supplies
  • Soft Body Baby Dolls
  • Matchbox and Hot Wheels Cars
  • Collars and leashes-All sizes
  • Dog and cat toys
  • ID Tags for dogs & cats
  • Grooming tools
  • Trifectant tablets for cleaning cages, crates and kennels
  • Litter scoopers
  • Metal Food and Water Bowls

We are unable to accept the following items:

  • Open/used hygiene items
  • Open/used food items
  • Opened diapers, baby wipes
  • Opened/non-individually packaged pads/tampons