Now is the time when businesses reflect on the year and plan for year-end giving, so Fresh Start ( has broken down the impact that different financial donation amounts have on their organization and the women they serve:

  • $10 provides a bus pass
  • $30 provides a welcome basket for a woman
  • $100 affords one night of shelter and support services
  • $300 supports one week of groceries and supplies for the entire shelter

Fresh Start is also reminding members of the community to take advantage of ways to increase donation impact at no extra cost. These include utilizing employer matching gift programs or doing holiday shopping through initiatives that make charitable donations to Fresh Start, such as AmazonSmile or TAGG.

Fresh Start is a residential housing and goals program for women experiencing homelessness. Women identify strengths and actively work on goals to overcome barriers to economic stability. Fresh Start offers safe housing, skill development, and supportive services. For more information, or to make a donation, please visit or call (402) 475-7777. Questions can be directed to Monica Zinke at (402) 432-3360 or