ANNUAL HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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We hope you will join us again to benefit the families served through DOVE’s Emergency Shelter and Community Services programs.  The last year and a half has been difficult on all of us.  We invite you to help us brighten a family’s holiday!

 

Due to the continued uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and its variants, this year’s program will look similar to last.  Obstacles like: limits on the numbers of volunteers or staff we can have on site, social distancing efforts, and the need to reduce traffic within our building won’t stop us from meeting our family’s needs.

 

This year we are asking our donors to consider purchasing gift cards for families.  This will allow us to receive and pass on your package directly through the mail.  Our families will then be able to use those cards to purchase holiday gifts for their children and themselves. 

 

To participate, email:  dove.elfteam@gmail.com.  DOVE will provide a list of options where donors can choose to support a specific family, donate general goods to our shelter or, help support our much needed general gift card drive to support our families through the holidays and beyond. 

 

Donors who choose to support a specific family will receive their family’s Holiday Wish List by no later than December 6, 2021.

 

To ensure that each of our more than 150 families receive their gifts before the holidays, we ask that gift cards be mailed to DOVE by December 10, 2021.

More Information about DOVE's Holiday Assistance Program 

Thank you for your interest in DOVE’s Holiday Assistance Program! 

 

Each holiday season, DOVE’s Holiday Donation Drop-Off location transforms into an amazing workshop of toys and goodies. The generosity of our community brings together gifts, personal care items, clothing, and so much more to fulfill the wish lists of the individuals and families we serve.

Individuals, families, community groups, and corporate teams can join together and ‘adopt a family’ for the holidays. Participating community members are able to bring great joy to what can be a difficult time for domestic violence survivors, uprooted and struggling to build self-sufficient, thriving lives.

DOVE’s Holiday Assistance Program assists families during the holiday season, who may be living in our emergency shelter, transitioning out of shelter into their own housing for the holidays, or who are struggling to make ends meet while building a stable, violence-free life.

How does it work?

  • Donate Goods / Provide for a Family:  Contact DOVE to donate to one of the families we serve in our Emergency Shelter or Community-based Services Program. Donors are given a specific family’s wish list. Families can be as small as a single individual and as large as a parent and 6 children. Donors should plan to spend roughly $100 per family member.

  • Wrap and deliver: Purchase wrapping supplies and bring them along with your gifts (please do not pre-wrap).

Help make someone’s holiday warmer and brighter! 

 

Interested? Please contact: dove.elfteam@gmail.com