One of our holiday traditions is to do something for someone who is less fortunate. There are many ways to support domestic violence programs. I'm going to include a few ideas below. We always support Hope for Healing.Org and usually put something extra in the church offering plate. If you are going to support a local program, I suggest calling to see what they need. Cash is always good but sometimes a program can be as short on copier paper or toner as it is on toys.
Here are a few things to ask your local program:
What do you need items for clients?
Are you taking donations of...
- Adopt-a-family or Angel Tree
- Laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid or personal supplies
Does the program need...
- Copy paper
- Toner (If yes, what kind?)
- Bulletin board
- Small gifts for staff
- Office supplies
Does the organizations accept...
- Pay Pal
- Credit Cards
- General operating funds
- Particular budget item
Generally, financial donations of any size are appreciated as is any in-kind gift that the program needs. Just give your shelter or local program a call. They will be glad to hear from you.