The Central Minnesota Task Force on Battered Women, doing business as Anna Marie's Alliance, is a private non-profit corporation dedicated to providing safe shelter, support, and referral services for battered women and their children. The Alliance also works with the community on systems change and violence prevention.
Anna Marie's has sheltered over 14,300 battered women and their children since 1979—more than 8,220 of these were children.
We hold the dream of non-violence for women & children
until they can hold it for themselves.
Anna Marie’s Alliance
Why we cannot accept all in-kind donations…
We are so grateful for all the in-kind donations we receive from our community. You have been and continue to be a source of support for Anna Marie’s Alliance. Let’s be honest, some days are difficult for us, your shining faces at our door really helps!
Sometimes we have to say no to your donations, trust us, it hurts to say no to any item. But here is why sometimes we must:
The list of things we need and take is much longer than the list of things we cannot take for our residents.
You can find out what we need on our web site: www.annamaries.org. There is a NEEDED ITEMS page on the web site and there is a section on the front page of URGENTLY NEEDED items. If we are in desperate need of something, we will ask for it on Facebook. Friend us! https://www.facebook.com/Anna-Maries-Alliance-177358837579/?ref=ts
Please accept our heartfelt thanks for every item you have donated. There is nothing like a donor who stands at our door excited to share things that will make our residents lives easier.
No doubt about it, our community is the best. J
Anna Marie's Alliance is fortunate to have the support of our community.
If you would like to hold a fundraising event for Anna Marie's Alliance or any of our programs, contact Sandy Nadeau at email@example.com.
October 22, 2016
Craft Expo at Bubba's in Sauk Rapids
November 5, 2016
Craft Sale at the St. Cloud VFW
Dating violence can be described as a pattern of behaviors in a relationship used to gain power and control over their current or former dating partner. Statistically women are more likely to be abused by their male partners, but people of all genders and orientations can be victims of abuse. Abusive relationships happen at the same rate in same sex relationships as in straight relationships. There is no “typical” victim or “typical” abuser.
Anna Marie's Alliance is starting a new program at the shelter and we need your help! We are implementing a scrapbooking night for the women and we are in need of some supplies.
Here in the shelter we encourage the women to take some time and really focus on self-care. Working with your hands allows your mind to wander and relax. Setting aside time for the women to get together and focus on something positive can be an uplifting and inspirational experience for them.
Any scrapbooking supplies you can donate would be greatly appreciated. A few ideas include but are notlimited
Colored/Patterned Scrapbooking Paper Colored Permanent Markers or Pens
Stickers (holiday themes, sports, friendship, animals, dancing etc.) Crazy Scissors
Stamps and Ink Pads
Glue Sticks, Glue Pens, or Glue Dots
All items being donated can be dropped off at the shelter Monday through Friday during daylight hours.
As always, we wouldn't be able to do what we do without our amazing community and all of our volunteers. Thank you for your continued support of our mission.
Please contact Kim S (KimS@annamaries.org) for more information.
If you can help, please call 320-253-6900.
Watch our latest short video to learn more about Anna Marie's Alliance and why your continued support is so important.
Victims of domestic violence must use caution when on the internet. Simply clearing your browser's cache or using "private mode" is not adequate to conceal your actions from those who may be watching.