For Immediate Release November 7, 2023
Contact: Tamara Pardo
Domestic Violence Crisis Center Seeks Community Donations
for its Holiday Gift Card and Toy Drive
Stamford, CT– As the holiday season approaches, the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) invites the community to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by domestic violence. DVCC is proud to announce its annual Holiday Gift Card and Toy Drive to benefit its community clients and their children.
“The holiday season can be particularly challenging for families affected by domestic violence. Many of our clients are newly single parents, often without any financial support from the abusive partner,” said Suzanne Adam, DVCC’s CEO.
DVCC seeks community support through donations of gift cards and new, unused toys. Gift cards are a respectful way to empower survivors to purchase what they most need or want for their families. Simultaneously, the gift of toys brings the joy of the holiday season to children who have faced adversity, lightening the load for families during these festive times.
The organization requests that all gift cards and unwrapped toys arrive by December 8. Donations can be shipped or dropped off weekdays from 10am to 4pm at DVCC’s Stamford office.
1111 Summer Street
Stamford, CT 06905
Att: Anita Lai
For more details on how to contribute and the types of donations needed, please visit our dedicated Holiday Giving page: https://www.dvccct.org/holiday-giving/.
Since 1980, the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) has been a beacon of hope in the community, providing counseling and advocacy services for domestic violence victims. DVCC is the state-certified agency recognized by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV), dedicated to serving the communities of Norwalk, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Westport, Weston, and Wilton. Services include 24-hour crisis intervention through the hotline, shelter in DVCC’s two emergency safe houses, legal advocacy, counseling for adults and children, as well as housing and financial sustainability services. DVCC also provides community prevention education. All victim services are free and confidential, multilingual and multicultural. For help with domestic violence, call DVCC’s 24-hour hotline at 203.588.9097.