For 20 years HAWC has supported a “Holiday Store” for survivors experiencing domestic violence. Through support of the community gift cards, jackets, gloves, hats and toys have reached thousands of families. This week will start the holiday season with Chanukah, on Wednesday the 27th at sunset through December 5th

IMG_1189Over the next month individuals receiving HAWC services will have the opportunity to receive all the gifts donated to HAWC by the community. Days will be set aside for them to visit the “Holiday Store” and volunteers will join staff in this giving. In order for our “Holiday Store” to be successful we need the communities help.In keeping with our mission we are asking for unwrapped new gifts that are gender neutral, multicultural, and for all ages. We do not accept toy guns or gifts with violent themes.

Gift Cards

We especially appreciate gift cards for our families. This empowers a parent to be able to buy specific gifts for their child.


  • Market Basket
    Stop & Shop
    Gas cards
    Best Buy
    Old Navy
    Sports Authority
    Barnes & Noble
    VISA card

Gift Ideas for Youth & Parents

  • Electronics: iPod, iPad, Tablets, Nintendo DS, Video games, etc.
  • Basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, baseballs, or team apparel
  • Educational toys/games or Arts & Crafts
  • Books and DVDs
  • Clothing, jackets, & shoes
  • Jewelry, hair accessories, & nail polish

We are asking the community to please plan to drop off gifts by December 13th! This will allow us to have enough gifts for the start of our “Holiday Store” the following week. We thank you all for all your contributions. Last year we served approximately 500 individuals we hope to do the same this year.