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Donors needed for Safe Voices holiday programs
RIVER VALLEY -- Safe Voices is seeking donors for their holiday giving programs to assist families who are struggling because of domestic violence. Safe Voices is the domestic violence resource center serving Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties. For parents and children who have had to flee a dangerous situation at home, or who have started over and are struggling to make ends meet, donors can help provide a happy holiday in difficult times.
The Feed a Family program matches donors with a family to provide a Thanksgiving dinner. Donors purchase the supplies for a traditional dinner of turkey, sides, and dessert and deliver them to Safe Voices, who will then get them to the family in need.
In December, the Adopt a Family program provides Christmas gifts for families that might otherwise not be able to provide them.
Donors receive a wish list of suggested small gifts from their adopted family. The gifts are delivered to Safe Voices and distributed to the family from there.
This holiday season, the generosity of donors is needed more than ever as the difficulties that families face due to domestic violence are compounded by the tough economic times we all are facing. Anyone can be a donor, including individuals, businesses, and community organizations.
If you would like to help brighten the holiday of a family in your community who needs your help, contact Janet at Safe Voices at 795-6744.