Every year, Haven Society relies on the generosity of our donors for items that ensure women and children from Ladysmith to Bowser have the basic necessities they need as they seek support, shelter, and a safe place to begin healing from abuse. Below are items that Haven Society is in dire need of this year, and we thank you for your continued support of our vital work in your community.
Gift Cards in any denomination for local businesses (e.g. Superstore, Chapters, Wal-Mart, theatres, restaurants are very welcome!
Help local women and children celebrate the holiday.
Bring some joy and holiday cheer into the lives of local families who may not otherwise be able to afford basic necessities, food or gift items this season.
Grocery Gift Cards and Turkey Vouchers
Gift cards or food vouchers in any denomination can make a huge difference to local families struggling to make ends meet.
Help local women and children get enough to eat this Christmas
For many Haven Society clients, the holidays can prove to be challenging. Grocery cards and turkey vouchers can go a long way to providing basic necessities,and a most welcome treat during a tough time.
For many women and their children, transportation costs are a barrier. Donating bus tickets to Haven can provide freedom and opportunities.
Help give the gift of freedom and mobility.
Women and children without access to transportation are often unable to access assistance in their community. By donating bus tickets, you can help ensure women and their families have full access to the support they need.
New Socks, Underwear, Toiletries and PJs for Women and Children
Women and children fleeing domestic violence often leave with nothing but the clothing on their backs. Help provide basic comforts and necessities for clients in the Transition and Safe Houses.
Give a Gift of Comfort
Think of all the things you need for an overnight trip. Toothbrush? Deodorant? Shampoo? Comfy pajamas? Help us make sure our clients have the most basic comforts during what can be a very difficult time.
Throw a Party for Haven!
Is your office hosting a Holiday Party this year? Consider making Haven Society your charitable partner and asking employees to make a donation in lieu of a Secret Santa. Or consider making one larger donation on behalf of your organization instead of individual gifts this year. Some companies will consider matching a portion of the donations made, so consider a Fundraising Goal of $1000 or more and start a holiday drive. Challenge competitors to do the same for some friendly holiday rivalry, with life-changing results for local women, children and families.
Did you miss Haven Society’s Domestic Violence Unit (DVU) presentation?
Now you can listen and find out more, thanks to our friends at People First Radio!
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