Give Thanks 2

Give Thanks 2


Safe Space

P.O. Box 594

Butte, Montana 59703

Office line: 406-782-9807

Crisis line: 406-782-8511

Contact: Cathrine Beaunae, executive director

Description of services: Domestic violence and sexual assault services, shelter, emergency food, clothing and transportation, advocates to go on scene, weekly support groups, community education and 911 emergency cell phones.

Includes Suited for Success clothing program.

Needs: Volunteers, funds (includes memorials and living tributes), clothing donations. Donations may be made at Butte’s Glacier Bank.

Check out our website to donate, volunteer or see our wish list at www.safespaceonline.org.

St. James Healthcare Foundation

400 S. Clark St.

Butte, Montana 59701

Telephone: 406-782-5670

Contact: Margo Ensz

Description of services: The St. James Healthcare Foundation’s purpose is to discover and advance inventive and effective ways of helping people help themselves and those around them lead healthy, productive and satisfying lives, especially those who are poor or vulnerable.  The Foundation advances this call to serve God through its work in benefiting the healing ministry of St. James Healthcare. Administrative costs are covered by the Hospital so 100% of contributions go directly toward helping people in need through the following programs and services: Patient Compassion Fund, Cancer Center Fund, Nursing Education, Diabetes Prevention and Management Program, FitKids360, Stepping On, and Healthcare Scholarships.

Needs: Give thanks by making a donation to any of our programs in honor of a physician, nurse, volunteer, or staff member at St. James Healthcare who made a difference and were there for you when you needed them most! To learn more or make an online donation, please visit www.sjh-mt.org/foundation

Science Mine

36 E. Granite St., in the basement below the Hennessy Market

Butte, Montana

Telephone: 406-559-7279

Contact: Jacqueline Janosko

Description of services: The Science Mine is a hands-on science discovery center providing interactive environments and exhibits to explore science, technology, mathematics, and the arts. It is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and by appointment for groups during the week.

Donations: By check mailed to Science Mine, 36 E. Granite St., Butte, Montana 59701, or by credit card or cash at the Science Mine.

Sheridan Senior Center

210 Crofoot

P.O. Box 283

Sheridan, Montana 59749

Telephone: 406-842-5966

Website currently under construction

Description of services: The Sheridan Senior Center recently moved into a beautifully renovated facility, which served as the Ruby Valley Medical Center Clinic for many years. The Sheridan Senior Center provides nutritious “home-cooked” meals at noon Monday through Friday. Meals on Wheels are also available and delivered to home-bound seniors. The new center accommodates 40-50 people for meal services and will be used for community events and celebrations.

Sheridan Firefighter Association

In support of

Sheridan Fire Department-Rural District #4

P.O. Box 386

Sheridan, Montana 59749

Telephone: 406-660-2488

Website under construction

Description of services: The role of the Sheridan Firefighter Association is to help secure funding to offset costs for the Sheridan Fire Department-Rural District #4. Funding priorities include fire and safety training and assistance with the purchase of necessary equipment. Our 11 volunteer firefighters log approximately 200-250 hours a year in calls. Our primary response area encompasses over 450 square miles throughout Madison County. We also respond to fire calls in portions of Beaverhead, Silver Bow and Jefferson Counties. Calls may include house fires, brush fires, water rescues, forest fires, vehicular accidents, medical incidents and myriad public service calls. We are available 24/7/365. “When your house or property is at risk selfless men and women risk their lives to save your life and your property.''

Silver Bow Youth Leaders

P.O. Box 232

Butte, Montana 59703

Telephone: 406-490-5436.

Contact: Diana Widhalm

Description: The mission of Silver Bow Youth Leaders (SBYL) is to provide opportunities for youth to build character as citizens and leaders through discipline, dedication, and giving back to the community. We provide mentoring, leadership experience and skills through different programs that encourage life skills and build confidence. These programs include wood working, sewing, cooking, photography, rabbit, dog, livestock animals, shooting sports and many more.

Southwest Chemical Dependency Program-Beaverhead County

730 N. Montana St.

Dillon, Montana 59725

Telephone: 406-683-4305

Contact: Lyndon Kacick, LAC

Description of services: Substance abuse treatment and education facility including Outpatient Treatment, Prime for Life Classes for DUI Offenders, Individual Counseling, Groups, and MIP Classes.

Southwest Chemical Dependency Program-Madison County

100 Prairie Way

Ennis, Montana 59729

Telephone: 406-682-7190

Contact: Lyndon Kacick, LAC

Description of services: Substance abuse treatment and education facility including Outpatient Treatment, Prime for Life Classes for DUI Offenders, Individual Counseling, Groups, and MIP Classes.

Southwest Montana Detachment Marine Corps League 724

525 Garden Ave.

Butte, Montana 59701

Telephone: 406-560-3591

Website: mclswmt.org

Contact: Mike Lawson

Description of services: Veterans helping veterans through being a member of the United Veterans Council. Group provides honor guards at veterans’ funerals, flag ceremonies at Veterans Day, Memorial Day and 9/11. During the Montana Folk Festival, breakfast is provided to campers. In addition, the detachment holds highway rest stop fundraisers.

Needs: Always looking for new members. For details, call Ron Peterson at 490-2681 or Mike Lawson at 560-3591.

Southwest Montana Aging & Disability Services

2103 Harrison Avenue

Butte, Montana 59701

Telephone: 406-782-5555

Director: Joe Gilboy

Description of services: Southwest Montana Aging & Disability Services helps older adults remain independent by providing technical assistance and guidance to local providers and caregivers.

Needs: Donations are appreciated and can be dropped off or mailed to the above address.

Suited for Success Program

27 W. Park St.

Butte, Montana 59701

Contact: Donna Campanella

Telephone: 406-565-1296

Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Description of services: Provide clean, lightly used clothing suitable for job interviews and the work place and some kids clothing for school with a referral.

Needs: Financial contributions, clean gently used suits, slacks, dresses, jeans, blouses, sweaters, outerwear and stockings, children’s clothes, makeup, and jewelry.

Sunrise Kiwanis of Butte

Box 3573

Butte, Montana 59702

Telephone: 490-2452

Contact: Kristel Callahan

Description of services: Youth activities include sponsoring the BUG–“Bringing Up Grades”-at the elementary schools. The club also provides Shots-for-Tots refrigerator magnets to remind of vaccinations, and participates in community food drives. In addition, the group has donated money and time to the Carousel project, participated in the hat-glove drive, and sponsored a meal at the weekly “Feed the Hungry” at the Knights of Columbus.

Grants are provided to many non-profit organizations: fire alarms are given to parents of newborn children. Sunrise Kiwanis meets every Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. at Perkins Family Restaurant.

Needs: Donations and members.

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Toys for Tots

Anaconda Campaign

P.O. Box 1040

Anaconda, Montana 59711

Telephone: Call or Text 406-282-4734

Contact: Dave Fenchak, LCO

Facebook: Anaconda Toys for Tots

Description of services: The focus of the Marines is to collect and distribute new, unwrapped toys and books to the needy children in Anaconda/Deer Lodge County.  We are America’s unchallenged leader in looking after needy children at Christmas time.

Our annual campaign collects new, unwrapped toys. The Marines, working with local social, religious and civic groups, distribute the toys to less fortunate, especially impoverished children. Our giving is limited to parents and guardians in Anaconda-Deer Lodge County. We will make referrals to neighboring Toys for Tots programs, if appropriate.

Needs: Donations of new, unwrapped toys, books and stocking stuffers, cash donations, new sponsors for drop-off boxes, and help with receipt and storage. Sponsors can also donate batteries, industrial-sized black garbage bags and packing tape.

Toys for Tots

Butte Campaign

Southwest Detachment Marine Corps League 724

525 Garden Ave.

Butte, Montana 59701

Telephone: 406-560-3591

Contact: Mike Lawson

Description of services: Partnered with Mining City Christmas, the Christmas Toys for Tots program provides toys for needy children. Donations of new, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at any of the many Toys for Tots barrels around town, including the Butte-Silver Bow County Courthouse. For details, call Shirlee Boitnott at 406-560-5056, Bart Wackerbarth at 406-491-5405 or Mike Lawson at 406-560-3591.

Needs: New unwrapped toys; receptacles will be placed throughout the community.


United Way of Butte and Anaconda

1880 Harrison Ave., Box 4447

Butte, Montana 59702-4447

Telephone: 406-782-1255

Contact: Julie Crnich, executive director

Mission: United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good.

Description of services:  The United Way continues its three-pronged approach to impact our communities through education, income and health — the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations that bring together the passion, expertise and resources we need to get things done. With forethought and planning we can LIVE UNITED.

Needs: Monetary donations and volunteers.


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1448

525 Garden Ave.

Butte, Montana 59701

Telephone: Dan Korr, 406-491-1691; Jerry Powers: 406-723-1137

Description of services: Flag ceremonies, flag etiquette programs at the grade schools (partnered with Butte Exchange Club), honor guards at veterans’ funerals, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and 9/11. We help veterans in need, head-up the annual Poppy Drive, and volunteer for many activities in the community.

Needs: Continued gain is needed in membership.

Victim Assistance Program

155 W. Granite St.

Butte, Montana 59701

Telephone: 406-497-6243

Contact: Darla McCarthy, Victims/Witness Advocate

Description of services: Provides victims and witnesses of crimes with a support system as the case moves through the city-county legal and court systems, acts as a liaison between the victims and witnesses and the county attorney’s office, explains the court process, refers victims to appropriate community services, assists victims with crime victim compensation forms and obtaining restraining orders, and is present throughout the court proceedings, legal and court systems, if desired.


3745 Harrison Ave., Suite F

Butte, Montana 59701

Telephone: 800-365-4450

Description of services: Collection of blood donations.

Needs: Blood donors and blood drives from businesses.


Washoe Park Foundation

800 S. Main St.

Anaconda, Montana 59711

Telephone: 406-560-0892, 406-560-2499

Contacts: Tracey Thun or Ann Morani

Description of services: The foundation is a non-profit organization created to protect and enhance the resources of Washoe Park so it may be enjoyed now and in the future.

Needs: Monetary gifts of any amount are appreciated.

Weatherization Assistance Program

Helping to reduce energy bills and keeping homes safe and warm!

Action Inc.

25 West Silver St.

Butte, Montana 59701

Telephone: 406-533-6855 or toll free (800) 382-1325

Description of services: Action Inc. offers free weatherization of homes, including rentals, for people who are income eligible. Apply today to have a team conduct an energy audit to determine how to make your home safer and warmer.

The program runs all year and the service is free to eligible households. Typical weatherization may include air sealing, attic, floor, and wall insulation, weather-stripping, minor energy related repairs, and heating system testing, repair or replacement. For information and to apply, call or visit Action Inc.

William K. Kohrs Memorial Library

501 Missouri Ave.

Deer Lodge, Montana 59722

Telephone: 406-846-2622

Contact: Cindy Grieshaber

Description of services: The library provides a full range of library programs, including public access to computers, books, movies, interlibrary loans, adult education classes and wireless services.

Needs: Donations and memorials are appreciated to maintain the high level of service.

World Museum of Mining

P.O. Box 33

155 Museum Way

Butte, Montana 59703

Telephone: 406-723-7211

Contact: Jeanette Kopf, executive director

Description of services: To preserve the rich historical legacy of mining and the related culture of Butte and the surrounding region and to promote this significant mining heritage by educating the public with a perspective toward total family interest.

Needs: Monetary contributions will support the Mining Heritage Center Pavilion at the World Museum of Mining. For more information or to view the conceptual design please call the Museum at 406-723-7211.

Volunteers play a significant role in the progress of the museum and are always welcome! Please help the World Museum of Mining continue to tell the story of an internationally renowned city that produced fabulous fortunes from its mines and also to honor the descendants of a melting pot of cultures whose pride in their heritage and traditions is evident even today.


Youth Dynamics

775 W. Gold St.

Butte, Montana 59701

Telephone: 406-782-5389

Website: www.youthdynamics.org for more information about donating or other ways you can help a youth in need this holiday season.

Description of services: At Youth Dynamics we believe in supporting the youth and families we serve by providing strength-based services that are individualized to the ongoing needs of those we serve. Youth Dynamics has been providing a variety of therapeutic community and residential-based services in Butte and surrounding communities for 16 years. Unfortunately, many of the children we serve have little resources that meet only their most basic needs.

Youth Dynamics always welcomes community involvement, whether it be volunteering, mentoring or fostering.

Needs: Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated so that we may continue to help these youth work toward meeting their full potential. Donations can fund anything from scholarships for needed services to helping link families to summer programs or even items needed for daily living.

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