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Adopt-A-Family Holiday Gift Drive 2017


The holiday season is a time to embrace the spirit of giving, and this year Women Against Abuse is hosting the Adopt-A-Family Holiday Gift Drive to ensure that the families who reside in our safe havens have a happy holiday together as they move forward and heal from domestic abuse. Our program provides a fun and rewarding way to celebrate the holidays and share the spirit of giving by supporting our clients.

 

How the Program Works

The first step is to request a family to adopt through our online form. Once you have submitted your request, we will provide you with a profile of your “adopted family,” as well as their personalized wish list.  All gifts should be unwrapped and new.

 

About Our Families

The more than 75 families benefiting from our Adopt-A-Family Holiday Gift Drive participate in Women Against Abuse’s long-term supportive housing programs and benefit from the services of our Legal Center. The Legal Center, Sojourner House (our 15-unit transitional housing program), and our Safe at Home Program (which provides community-based case management support to survivors transitioning into independence) serve as a much needed resources for women and children impacted by domestic violence.

 

Drop-Off Details

Starting in December, gifts should be dropped off Tuesdays from 10:00am to 1:00pm and Thursdays from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at 100 S Broad Street, Suite 1341. No appointments necessary!

The gift drive ends December 14th.

Your support can make this holiday season bright for the families we serve.

Ready to get started? Adopt a family now.

Need more information?

Download our Frequently Asked Questions PDF

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