DALLAS, TX (November 14, 2022) — Dallas-based family violence service agency, The Family Place, announces their annual Adopt A Family holiday program. Adopt A Family is a wonderful way to bring a brighter holiday to survivors of domestic violence.
This year there are several ways supporters can help The Family Place make spirits bright with Adopt A Family, purchasing gift cards for The Family Place clients, or purchasing items from their “Bright New Beginnings” Amazon Wishlist. The deadline for donations is December 14th.
The Adopt A Family program works with families that range in size from single clients to parents with six children. Supporters of the program can shop for each family member and provide boxes, wrapping paper, tape, and bows to give to the client to wrap the gifts for their children. The Family Place requests to receive unwrapped donated gifts. Donors will then deliver the gifts to The Family Place’s new Distribution Center in large plastic bags, where they ask that donated bags are secured with relevant family numbers taped to the outside of each bag. To respect client privacy and security, The Family Place distributes the gifts directly to the families. The link to Adopt A Family is here.
Gift cards are another fantastic way to empower a survivor to choose how they make their family’s spirits bright this holiday season! Gift card examples include Visa, Target, Walmart, Kroger, Tom Thumb, and other local grocery stores. The Family Place asks that donated cards are in increments of $20 or $50. Donors should place gift cards in envelopes and write the total amount and family number on the outside of the envelope.
With “Bright New Beginnings,” you can donate items from The Family Place’s Amazon Wish List. These items are essential to clients as they move into their new safe homes.
These gifts truly mean so much to families and individuals in The Family Place’s care. The Family Place is thankful to all who donate this holiday season and the difference they are making in empowering survivors of family violence in North Texas.
ABOUT THE FAMILY PLACE:
Started in 1978 as one of the first family violence shelters in Texas, The Family Place has become one of the largest family violence providers in the state. Today, The Family Place operates three emergency shelters, which provide 177 shelter beds each night for women, men, and children, and three counseling centers. In 2021, The Family Place served 9,466 clients, providing 65,630 days of emergency shelter, 21,036 days of transitional housing, 22,717 hours of counseling to nonresidential clients, and 10,465 hours of counseling to batterers. All services are free and are provided in Spanish and English. The organization also operates a 24-hour crisis hotline, reachable seven days a week at 214-941-1991. For more information on The Family Place, please visit www.familyplace.org and follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.