Make a Donation and Make a Difference

Supporting AFC

On average, a night of shelter and the intensive services we provide cost about the same as an entrée at a restaurant.  Please consider making a donation, instead, to help us provide a new way of life for homeless families in our community. Here are some examples of how your donation will be used:

$25 – One night for a single mother and child.
$50 – One night for a family of four.
$75 – Two nights for a family of three.
$100 – Two nights for a family of four.
$250 – One night of shelter for our entire facility.
$350 – One week for a family of four.
$750 – One month for single mother.
$1125 – One month for a family of three.

Your one-time or recurring donation will provide more than just a safe place to stay, it will provide an opportunity to learn how to live a self-sufficient life and gain a permanent home.  As you can see, it doesn’t take a lot of money to make a difference in the life of homeless family.

For questions about donations, you may contact Dustin Johnson, Executive Director, by emailing

Donations can be mailed to:
                          The Anacortes Family Center
                        1011 27th St.
                        Anacortes, WA 98221

Make a Donation now

Use the donation form below to make a safe, secure donation with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express using our secure server.  Simply enter a donation amount in the box below and click continue to be transferred to a secure web page where you can enter your payment method details.

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About our E-processor

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In-Kind Donations

The Anacortes Family Center is often in need of in-kind donations. If you would like to donate goods to the AFC please see the list of needs below:

Facility & Household Needs:

  • Lysol (spray)
  • Pinesol (or similar floor cleaner)
  • Dishwasher soap (powder or pods)
  • Windex (or similar window cleaner)
  • Liquid Dish soap
  • Scrubbers for pots and pans
  • Kitchen sized garbage bags (4 and 10 gallon)
  • Cleaning tools – mops, brooms, dust pans
  • Kitchen sized garbage cans w/lids
  • Toilet Paper, Paper Towels
  • Kitchen towels and cloths
  • Kitchen knives
  • Silverware
  •  9 - Sets of dishes
  • Drinking glasses
  • Towels
  • Full Sized Sheets
  • Kitchen rugs
  • Area rugs 5x7
  • Wooden spoons/spatulas
  • Can openers
  • Baking sheets/casserole dishes
  • Food storage containers
  • Food storage bags
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic wrap

Personal Care Products (ongoing):

  • Shampoo and Conditioner (16 oz. size)
  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Bar Soap/Body Wash
  • Body Lotion
  • Diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6)
  • Razors

Volunteer Opportunities

The AFC is always looking for community members who would like to support our program by volunteering. Please see the list of current volunteer opportunities below:

Service Volunteers Needed:

  • Electrical/Plumbing/Appliance Repairs
  • Computer/Tech Support
  • Gardening – weeding, trimming
  • Handyman/woman –small fix-it projects
  • Babysitter (1 hour sessions/occasional)
  • Life Skills Facilitator – Life Coaches, Personal Money Management, Parenting, Sobriety Support, Employment, Therapy/Counseling, Cooking, Couponing
  • Pick-Up Truck for hauling
  • Strong Men/Women for moving furniture (occasional)

For those interested in volunteering, please click here to fill out the volunteer application, or call or email Karen Yost, Program Coordinator, at 360.293.2993 ext. 0 or email


Anacortes Family Center a 501(c)(3) public charity under the Internal Revenue Code, eligible to receive tax deductible bequests, transfers and gifts.  No goods or services may be exchanged for a donation. 
AFC's Tax Identification Number is: 20-0775618