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Bring holiday cheer to families in need!

Get in the holiday spirit and donate a gift through our Holiday Gift Drive to women and children fleeing abuse in the home.

Be sure to make our final drop-off, which ends noon on Tuesday, December 16!

Many victims of domestic violence been forced to leave their homes because of abuse.

Please consider donating in one of the following ways to help them make this life-changing transition:

Welcome a family to their new home with a special Welcome Kit package!

Please consider sponsoring a family rebuilding after domestic violence as they transition into their new apartment by collecting items for a Welcome Kit.

One of the largest hurdles to leaving an abusive situation is a lack of safe and affordable housing. The Women Against Abuse Safe at Home program and Sojourner House provides a critical stepping stone toward safety and self-sufficiency for families leaving emergency shelter. Sojourner House and the Safe at Home program equip survivors of domestic violence to achieve the long-term goal of permanent and safe housing so that they will not have to return to an abusive home.

Please consider sponsoring one of our families as they transition into their new apartment by collecting items for a Welcome Kit. We welcome donations of complete kits or of any items on the list. Each kit should include the following NEW items (please note: gently used items cannot be accepted):


  • Dish set of four
  • Cup set of four
  • Pot and pan set (7-piece set)
  • Flatware (set of 4)
  • Dish towels
  • Dish rags
  • Garbage can
  • Toaster
  • Can opener


  • Queen sheet set
  • Twin sheet set (2)


  • Hand towels (2)
  • Bath towels (2)
  • Wash towels (2)
  • Shower curtain and rings


  • Small Tupperware/tote
  • Large Tupperware/tote
  • Clothes hamper/laundry bag
  • Plastic hangers (set of 20)
  • Mop and mop bucket
  • Toilet brush



Donate items from our year-round donation wish list!

Due to space limitations, we are currently accepting ONLY the items listed below. Please note that all items must be NEW!

Urgent needs:

  • Backpacks, 2015 and school year planners, and school supplies
  • Clothing for women sizes 16-30 – pants, blouses, sweat pants and pajamas, and winter clothing (jackets, coats, gloves, and shoes/boots)
  • Clothing for toddler’s ages 1-5 (pants, shirts, socks, pajamas)
  • Children’s clothes ages 5-8 (pants, shirts, socks, pajamas)
  • Baby products: diapers (all sizes), pull-ups, wipes, formula, pacifiers


  • Gift cards (K-Mart, Target, Walmart, grocery stores)
  • Baby, kid, teen, adult pajamas or sweats (all sizes)
  • Baby blankets
  • Basic men's clothing, such as underwear (especially boxers), t-shirts, pants/jeans, socks, sweatshirts, and sweatpants
  • Basic women's clothing, such as bras and underwear (all sizes), t-shirts, pants/jeans, socks, sweatshirts, and sweatpants, plus-size clothing, basic shoes (flats) and sneakers (skippie style), lightweight jackets
  • Muslim garb for women (hijab head covering, niqab face covering and abaya overgarment)


  • Toothpaste
  • Tooth brushes
  • Shampoo
  • Tampons/ pads
  • Beach towels for children to go swimming

Academic/ professional:

  • USB drives
  • Portfolios
  • Blank cards for thank you notes


  • Journals
  • Stress balls
  • Children's movies
  • DVDs (appropriate for ages 2-7), Monsters Inc, Cars, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Tangled, 101 Dalmatians (1996), Aladdin, Mulan, Little Mermaid, Nick Jr. programs like Dora
  • Jigsaw puzzles for toddlers
  • Simple plastic or wooden ride-on/push toys, please no removable parts or compartments and small enough for a waiting area


  • Karaoke machine (for "family night" and other community events)

Other goods:

  • Tea
  • Hand Lotion
  • Nail Polish
  • Colored pencil sets
  • Bookmarks
  • Tote bags

In addition, we are in need of a Mini-Van for transporting clients and picking up supplies. If you have a van in good condition, please contact the Development Department at 215 386 1280 x146.

How to donate:

  • Donation drop offs can be made at the Women Against Abuse Business Office at 100 S. Broad Street, Suite 1341, Philadelphia.
  • Stop by during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) -- no appointment necessary!
  • Donation tax receipts are available upon drop-off.
  • We are sorry for the inconvenience, but pick-ups are not available.
  • Please contact Megan Slattery at mslattery@womenagainstabuse.org with questions.

Thank you for helping the families at Women Against Abuse!


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Make a gift of appreciated stock!

Make a gift of appreciated stock to Women Against Abuse and potentially reduce your 2013 taxes!

If you itemize your deductions and own appreciated stock that you have held for more than one year, did you know that by donating the stock to Women Against Abuse, you can deduct the stock's value as a charitable contribution and legitimately avoid paying income taxes on the stock's gain?

All you have to do is make a gift of appreciated stock by December 31, 2013.

Here's how it works. Suppose you held 100 shares of stock for more than one year and decided to donate them to Women Against Abuse. The stock's value on the day of the contribution was $20 per share. Your charitable contribution deduction is $2,000 -- no matter at what price you originally bought the shares.

If you bought the shares long age at $5 per share, your capital gain would be around $1,500. By donating the stock, you can avoid paying any taxes on the stock's gain. At 20%, the tax on your $1,500 long-term capital gain would have been $300. In this example, you claim an itemized deduction for a $2,000 donation AND you can simply ignore any taxes on the appreciation. To learn more about how this may improve your tax return, contact your accountant or tax return planner.

To donate stock to Women Against Abuse or to learn more about gifts of appreciated stock, please contact Director of Fund Development Katie Young Wildes.


Donate your no-longer-used phone to the Verizon HopeLine Program!

Women Against Abuse recommends donating any used cell phones and cell phone accessories to the Verizon Hopeline program, which provides refurbished phones to Women Against Abuse clients and victims of domestic violence across the country. You can donate your cell phone and accessories at any Verizon Wireless location, or you can download a free mailing label and ship your phone to the Hopeline program.

Learn more about the Hopeline program.