Sojourner has positively impacted the lives of thousands of victims of violence and abuse since 1979. We provide program participants, adults and children, with information and resources needed to reclaim their safety and stability. All Sojourner services are provided free of charge. Community support is an essential component to all that is achieved, by both the victim and our organization. The combined generosity of businesses, faith communities, private foundations, groups, and individuals helps us provide needed services. Please consider supporting Sojourner in whatever way you can, in any way you can - THANK YOU!
Donor Privacy: Sojourner is committed to honoring the right to privacy of everyone who donates to our organization. We do not sell, trade or share personal donor information.
All donations are appreciated and handled with respect and confidentiality.
The donor database is password protected and accessed by only those authorized.
Written acknowledgments are provided to all donors for any amount contributed.
All requests by donors wishing to remain anonymous are honored.
All requests by donors wishing to not be contacted by mail are honored.
All requests to have a name removed from our mailing list are honored.
Ways you can get involved:
Make a financial donation
Provide an in-kind donation
Participate in special projects or drives
Volunteer for individual or group activities
Sign-up for our e-newsletter
Donate online to Sojourner using PayPal! It's quick and easy to use process will keep your donation safe, and save on postage. Remember, all Sojourner donations are tax deductible.
All financial gifts to Sojourner are tax-deductible.
If you wish to make a financial contribution using a credit card, please donate via PayPal. A PayPal account is not required to use the service. In order for us to acknowledge your donation, we ask that you check the box next to the following sentence: Share my mailing address with Sojourner Project, Inc.
If you wish to mail your contributions, please send to:
PO Box 272
Hopkins, MN 55343
If you have any questions about donations, please call the Finance Manager at 952-351-4070.
If requested, Sojourner will designate your donation as a tribute to honor the memory of a loved one or celebrate a special occasion. Simply provide this information with your gift, and we will mail tribute information as well as a donor acknowledgment. If you choose to use PayPal for a Tribute Gift, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name and mailing address or email for the person(s) being honored or remembered.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sojourner is limiting in-person donations to essential items. Current needs can be found on our Wishlist which is updated regularly. We also have an Amazon registry and Target registry for easy, no drop-off necessary donations. Thank you for donating!
Sojourner is often in need of new or gently used clothing, personal care products, paper products, cleaning supplies and children's items. We utilize these donations directly in the shelter, to ease clients' transition out of shelter and to support the stability of community clients.
*We are not currently accepting any clothing because of limited storage space.*
Donation drives and group projects are a wonderful way to get involved, have fun and give back. Examples include: welcome bag assembly, paper product drives, cleaning supply drives, bedding or pajama drives and baby supply drives. Our Donation Drive Toolkit will make it easy and simple for you to host a drive.
If you would like to make an in-kind donation or if you belong to an organization that would like to do a group project or sponsor a drive on behalf of Sojourner, or have any other questions about in-kind donations, please call 952-351-4066 or email Courtney@sojournerproject.org.
*Please note: Due to storage limitations, Sojourner pre-approves all in-kind donations and does not generally accept used household furniture, baby furniture, kitchen items or household electronics. We also do not accept travel size items.
Sojourner accepts ALL cell phones, iPads and iPods with or without accessories. Phones in good shape can be used for 911 phones and even broken ones can be turned into cash for our programs through our partner Smart Phone Recycling.
" It's not how much we give but how
much love we put into giving."
Shop and Give
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Sojourner every time you shop, at no cost to you.
When you shop on AmazonSmile the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. When you sign up, you will be able to select Sojourner as the organization you choose to support!
Volunteer with Sojourner
Individual in-person volunteering is currently paused because of COVID, however, we are hopeful to welcome volunteers in the near future. Please fill out an application online to be contacted when circumstances change. You can make a difference by volunteering at Sojourner. We rely on the support of volunteers to enhance the work we do on behalf of victims of domestic, dating and sexual violence. By fulfilling a variety of roles, volunteers significantly expand the reach and impact of Sojourner’s programs and services. Training is provided for all volunteer positions, and additional training opportunities are provided several times each year. The amount of information and training will depend on the volunteer experience you seek. All individual volunteers require a background check and training.
We offer a variety of short and long-term opportunities for individuals and groups wishing to give their time and share their interests and talents. We welcome groups from corporations, faith communities, sororities and other social groups to help us with a variety of projects either on a one-time occurrence or on-going.
Interested in volunteering? Join us at Sojourner by applying below or emailing: info@SojournerProject.org.
Individual Volunteer Opportunities
Answer calls on 24-hr Crisis/Help Line
Provide childcare support
Assist with clerical tasks
Facilitate/co-facilitate a life skills group
Provide victims with info on weekends
Group Volunteer Opportunities
Make and serve a meal
Adopt a room to redecorate
Conduct a donation drive
Help maintain our facilities and grounds
Assist with mailings
Intern at Sojourner
Sojourner creates an environment that encourages increased awareness, education, and skills. Depending on the internship, interns may: assist with the crisis line, complete intakes, provide case management with the proper training and supervision, assist legal advocates in criminal court, support programming and activities for children, work on donation projects along with clerical tasks, facilitate youth groups, raise awareness in the community, attend required training as well as assist staff and clients with other tasks.
Previous interns have written about their experiences on our blog.
We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2022 Shelter Internships.
To apply, fill out our online application or download and turn in the application below.