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DOVE’s Annual Holiday Assistance Program

Adopt a Family

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.


How does it work?

Adopt A Family: Contact DOVE to adopt 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).

Host a Donation Drive for DOVE

For information on adopting a family please contact: 


Make someone’s holiday warmer and brighter! Have fun!

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 Adopt A Family 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.

For information on please contact:

Holiday Adopt-A-Family

click here to download DOVE Wish List poster

DOVE’s Adopt a Family Wish List

Items in Urgent Need

Home Goods
★ Twin Bed in a Bag*
★ Bath Towels/Washclothes*
★ Plastic Mattress Covers – Twin*
★ Dish Sets – Plates/Bowls/Cups
★ Silverware
★ Lunch Boxes – for adults and children
★ Bus and T Pass
★ Paper Towels
• Fans
• Alarm Clocks
• Floor Rugs (Small)
• Water Bottles
• Pillows*
• Plastic Storage Bins
• Sandwich Bags
• Aluminum Foil
• Plastic Silverware
• Tupperware
• Pots & Pans
• Umbrellas
• Flash lights
• Children/Teen Backpacks
• Napkins
• Paper Plates/Bowls/Cups
• Stamps
• Journals
• Copy Paper

★ Hand Soap
★ Shampoo
★ Toilet Paper
★ Antibacterial Wipes
• Laundry Baskets
• Body Lotion
• Body Wash
• Floss
• Mouthwash
• Q-tips
• Cotton Balls
• Deodorant*
• Razors/Shaving Cream
• Hairbrushes/Combs
• Hair Accessories
• Hair Styling Products
• Chapstick
• Sunscreen
• Bath Mats*
• Shower Liners

Infant/Child Items
★ Baby Wash
★ Formula
• Pack-n-Plays
• Bottles
• Pacifiers
• Sippy Cups
• Baby Food*
• Baby Powder

Cleaning Supplies
★ Brooms & Dustpan
★ Antibacterial Wipes
• Mops
• Sponges
• Lysol Spray
• Floor Cleaners
• Laundry Detergent
• Bleach
• Trash Bags*
• All-purpose Cleaners
• Dishwashing Liquid

Food Items
★ School Snacks
★ Juice Boxes
• Coffee/Filters
• Snack Items
• Cereal
• Canned Goods
• Boxed Goods
• Pasta & Sauce
• Baking Supplies– Flour, Sugar, Oil, Etc.

Gift Cards
• Target
• Wal-Mart
• Stop & Shop

* All donations of linens, clothing, bedding, and stuffed animals must be new. Although we greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness, we cannot accept these items if they are used. Thank you for your assistance.