February's Nonprofit Spotlight is SafeHouse Center for our 7th Annual Jelly Bean Jump Up!

SafeHouse Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide safety, support, advocacy and resources for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and their children, and to work relentlessly to change the systems and attitudes that allow this abuse to continue.

We began our Jelly Bean Jump Up fundraiser in support of this crucial organization in 2016 as a way to honor the life of Jelly Bean, a sweet corgi companion that belonged to one of our Zingerman’s founders, Ari Weinzweig. Ari wanted to do something special to work through the grief of losing his pup of 17 years and felt that giving back to this amazing nonprofit that he and Jelly Bean used to often go running past would be a great way to recognize her by doing something positive. Over the years, we’ve added all sorts of fun elements to the fundraiser such as a dog photoshoot and dog calendar, but our core mission has remained the same – supporting SafeHouse Center so that they are able to support survivors in our community.

Donate directly to SafeHouse Center


Events to support Jelly Bean Jump Up

Zingerman's Mail Order Warehouse Shop Fundraiser Sale
February 11, 2022
9:00 am –10:00 pm

Come to Zingerman's Mail Order's Warehouse Shop at 710 Phoenix Drive in Ann Arbor on Friday, February 11th! All of the sales that day from the in-person shop will be donated to SafeHouse Center! The shop is open from 9am to 10pm and we ask that you follow all up to date COVID-19 safety guidelines and signage such as social distancing and mask wearing while in the space. Join us! Stock up for your pantry with some amazing deals and support this fantastic cause!

What resources does SafeHouse Center provide?

SafeHouse Center helps over 6000 survivors and their children annually and does everything from housing survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence at their facility to keep them out of danger, to crisis support, legal support, and emergency response. They take hundreds of calls on their 24/7 helpline to help talk survivors through their options. They also do advocacy and work to lead the community towards systemic changes so that assaults on women and children do not continue to be as staggeringly high. They provide an environment of dignity, safety, and support so that survivors are able to seek justice and a brighter future.

The pandemic has brought many survivors additional challenges of being more often stuck in their home with their abuser so help is needed now more than ever.

How does one seek out those resources?

You can visit their website at SafeHouseCenter.org for more information or call their 24/7 HelpLine at 734-995-5444. (If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.)

How to support SafeHouse Center?

You can donate online at SafeHouseCenter.org/JellyBeanJumpUp (or by clicking the button above!) But there are many ways to donate on their main website.

You may also drop off NEW items like mattresses, clothing, personal and household items, toys, and more. You can find an up to date wishlist on their website as well as ways to have Amazon products sent right to them or ways to donate furniture. If you have questions, please call 734-973-0242 ext 291.

Volunteers are always needed as well. They have two options of either Direct Services or Non-Direct Services. Direct Service programs mean working directly with survivors and their children. There are many positions available to apply for on their website.

More info about Jelly Bean Jump Up

Zingerman's has been honored to work with the community and many other partners such as Plum Market, Probility, Dollar Bill Printing, Old National Bank, and Tito's Vodka to name a few, on this tremendous fundraiser. We're so grateful for the support over the years. Though the funding doesn't go towards dogs, the theme of our canine friends has made it a special and fun event, bringing together the idea of comfort and safety that many of us get from our pets, similar to the hopeful work that SafeHouse does to protect so many.

Stay tuned for our JBJU Dog Photoshoot and more events that will likely happen in warmer months ahead. You may also find our 2022 Jelly Bean Jump Up Canine Calendar, as supplies last at Zingerman's businesses. All proceeds from the calendar are given to SafeHouse Center!

Donate directly to SafeHouse Center