Annual Holiday Gift Card Drive
The holidays are meant to be “merry and bright,” but some survivors may be spending theirs in a domestic violence shelter where they arrived with only the clothes on their backs. Even if they’re living in safety, survivors may not be able to give their children the holiday experience they’d like to due to past financial abuse. By lending a helping hand, we can spread the true meaning of the holidays and make a difference in the lives of survivors and their children.
Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) is excited to launch the 2023 Adopt-a-Family program, our annual holiday gift card drive that gives WC&S clients the opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for their children. Last year, donors provided a more joyful holiday season to more than 1,000 survivors of domestic violence and their children. That’s more clients served through the program than ever before! As our programs and services keep expanding, so too does the need for help during the holidays.
Now more than ever, we need your help to make the holidays brighter for a family affected by domestic violence. WC&S serves more than 7,700 survivors and their children annually and almost all of them have been subjected to financial abuse. With the holidays fast approaching, they need your help.
Why gift cards? It may seem impersonal, but your donation of Target, Wal-Mart, or Visa gift cards is deeply meaningful to the hundreds of mothers who have been made to feel powerless by their abusers. When you give them the chance to shop and select the perfect gift for their own child, you are helping them regain their sense of control and freedom.
The Adopt-a-Family program will be accepting gift cards until Friday, December 13, 2023.
You can download and print the Adopt-a-Family overview document.
Want information on hosting your own fundraising page for Adopt-a-Family? Click here.
If you’re interested in hosting a virtual gift card collection drive in your office or among friends, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Jake at email@example.com or (412) 894-4559 with questions.
To comply with our confidentiality policy, we are unable to provide names, ages, or requests for specific families.
Thank you and Happy Holidays from all of us at WC&S!