Donations/Wish List

The Artemis House receives generous donations from individuals and businesses in our communities. Your donations directly benefit families at the shelter who are experiencing homelessness due to domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Donations are an important boost to our services and programs and significantly reduce the cost of operating out shelter.

Monetary Donations

Click here to make an online donation

Checks can be made payable to "Victims of Violence Intervention Program, Inc." and sent to PO Box 486 Spearfish SD 57783

 Current needs:

Update: August 2, 2019

Very high need:

  • diapers, size 5 and 6 
  • baby wipes (preferred unscented)
  • garbage bags - 13 gallon size

Always in need:

  • liquid laundry soap - must be high efficiency or marked "HE"
  • non-bleach cleaning supplies such as Mr. Clean, Pine Sol or multi-purpose cleaning concentrate
  • 13 gallon size trash bags
  • toilet paper and paper towels
  • diapers - especially size 5 and 6
  • laundry baskets
  • large tubs for storage (any size is appreciated - standard size is about 18 gallon)
  • slow cookers/crock pots
  • flowers for outside planters

    Wish list:

  • vacuum cleaner
Items we cannot accept:
We often get calls about donating some items that we just don't have storage for in the shelter. We really appreciate the generosity! We would recommend taking these things to Treasures Thrift Store on 5th Street, as they are partnered with us to help provide our guests with the things that they need.
Here are some examples of these items:
  • Large furniture items (dressers, beds, couches, etc)
  • Mattresses
  • Large amounts of clothing
  • Large amounts of stuffed animals and toys


Donation Drives

Nonperishable food items, laundry/household cleaning items, paper products, diapers and personal care items are always in need. Coordinating a donation drive with an office, church group, or club is a great way to support our mission. Donations drives are appreciated at anytime of the year - not just at the holidays! Contact Tanner at 605 642-7825 to see if there are specific needs and coordinate a drive.


Questions about donations? Please contact our Shelter Advocate, Tanner at 605 642-7825 or email to