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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).

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

Host a Donation Drive for DOVE


DOVE’s Adopt a Family Wish List

As of November 2016 the most current needs of the program are:
(* in high demand)

Gift Cards

• Target
• Wal-Mart
• Stop &Shop
• Hannaford
• Home Depot

Home Goods
• Bath mats
• Shower liners
• Lamps
• Alarm clocks
• Water bottles
• Lunch boxes
• Curtains/curtain rods
• Umbrellas
• Laundry baskets
• Silverware*
• Plates/bowls/cups
• Plastic storage bins
• Floor rugs (small)
• Plastic mattress covers (twin)*Tupperware

Infant/Child items
• Bottles/pacifiers/ Sippy cups

Hand soap/sanitizer*
• Body lotion
• Body wash
• Razors/shaving cream
• Tampons/pads*
• Hairbrushes/combs
• Hair accessories
• Hair styling products
• Face wash
• Toothbrushes
• Toothpastes
• Floss/mouthwash
• Q-tips/cotton balls
• Baby powder
• Deodorant*
• Chapstick

Paper goods
Toilet paper*
• Paper towels*
• Napkins
• Tissues
• Paper plates/bowls/cups
• Plastic silverware
• Antibacterial wipes*

Cleaning Supplies
• Dust pans
• Non Latex gloves*
• Floor cleaners
• Antibacterial wipes*
• HE laundry detergent/bleach
• Trash bags*
• All-purpose cleaners

Food items
• Coffee/filters
• Juice Boxes*
• Snack items
• Cereal
• Canned goods
• Boxed goods
• Pasta
• Spices
• Baking supplies – flour, sugar, oil, etc.
• Formula/Baby Food*

* 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.