Ways to Give

Make a Donation

 If you wish to designate your PayPal donation, (e.g ) in memory of a loved one, please click

“Special Instructions”

and enter details. You may also call C.A.R.E. directly if you prefer at

(941) 639-5499.

Monetary donations may be mailed to:
The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies (C.A.R.E.)
P.O. Box 510234
Punta Gorda, FL 33951-0234

Make a Donation at our ReUse Store

Donations of household goods, clothing, toys, books, etc. are received at C.A.R.E. ReUse Stores in Port Charlotte and Englewood. Items are provided free through C.A.R.E. to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Sales at the ReUse Stores fund C.A.R.E.

ReUse-Port Charlotte
Mid County Mini Transfer Station
19765 Kenilworth Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL  33954

ReUse – Englewood
West Charlotte Recycling Facility
7070 Environmental Way
Englewood, FL 34224

Cell Phone Program

C.A.R.E. accepts donations of used cell phones. Phones can be used by our clients to access emergency services by calling 9-1-1 should they require assistance.

Older phones and chargers are sent to a recycle center for processing. Funds are sent back to C.A.R.E. and deposited as unrestricted donations.

Call 941-639-5499 to donate your phones, or to request a C.A.R.E. donation box that can be set up at your business location. Contact us to pick up the phones when the boxes are full.


Some of our wish list items are:

  • Client Needs:
    • New Socks (any size)
    • New Underwear (any size)
    • New T-shirts (any size)
    • New Flip Flops (any size)
    • Gas Cards
    • Gift Certificates to Grocery Stores
    • Gift Certificates to Walmart/Target
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Kitchen Items

Mailing Address:

The Center for Abuse & Rape Emergencies, Inc.

P.O. Box 510234

Punta Gorda, FL 33951

 For more information please call:  941-639-5499

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

We are listed as Center For Abuse & Rape Emergencies Of Charlotte County, Inc. (C.A.R.E.)



How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, Amazon may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations. Special terms and restrictions may apply. Please see the relevant promotion for complete details.


Charitable gifts to The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc. are tax-exempt as defined by laws governing 501 (c)(3) organizations. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free (800) 435-7352 or visiting www.floridaconsumerhelp.com registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Contributions are retained by the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies, Inc. (C.A.R.E.). Registration number: ch174.
For additional information on donations please call C.A.R.E. at 941-639-5499.