Holiday Wishes Campaign
Everyone deserves a holiday season filled with joy, peace and countless blessings. Every year, we rely on our giving community to help provide those blessings to the families in our programs. Please, join our Holiday Wishes program to help ensure that families overcoming homelessness and domestic violence are blessed with a season of good tidings.
There are so many ways you can get involved—Click here to learn about more ways to make a difference!
Adopt a Family this Holiday Season
As families struggle to provide for their children, adopting them and providing for them brings such a needed blessing for their lives. The holidays can be a hard time for those in our program, but your generosity lifts their spirits every year. We encourage you to a Adopt a Family in our programs by supplying them with gift cards or items they need throughout the year. Gift cards are a great way to give, because they allow the families in our programs flexibility to respond to critical needs as they arise.
Our shelters are the center of our supportive services. Doorways for Women and Families serves over 100 individuals and families a night with food, toiletries, and household items.This program allows Doorways to replenish much needed supplies for our Family Home and Safehouse. From our bedrooms to our playrooms, each area of our shelters plays such an important role each day for our families.
Commit to sponsoring a room today by filling out the Adopt-A-Room Commitment Form. Please call 703-504-9283 for more details or send this form to Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at 703-522-4338.
Provide a Holiday Meal
Help ensure the more than 50 families we serve enjoy a holiday meal by donating a grocery gift card today! Each $25 gift card you donate to one of the following stores below brings us one step closer to feeding over 70 children in need and their families!
NOTE: Giant Gift Cards should be ordered through Arlington, Virginia stores.
Commitment Forms and Gift Cards can be sent to:
Doorways for Women and Families
ATTN: Rachel Dove
P.O. Box 100185
Arlington, VA 22210
Host a Collection Drive
Together we can achieve so much! Coordinating and hosting a collection drive is a fun and rewarding way to give back to your community! Rallying together friends, family, co-workers, and/or your church family for a party or fundraiser can be a fun way to build your community and help a local cause at the same time! You can host a gift card drive in your office or a supply drive between your friends and family—every donation goes a long way toward helping our families. For instructions on how to coordinate a gift card drive click here: Gift Card Drive How-To or Click here to purchase items on our Amazon.com Holiday Wish List . You may also call our Communications and Outreach Specialist at 703-504-9283 for assistance coordinating a drive.
Donate With One Easy Click with Amazon Smile
Our Amazon.com Holiday Wishlist includes items our shelters need to sustain the needs of our families throughout the year. Visit our Holiday Wishlist at Amazon.com here. Please remember to include a note in your order that includes your name and address so we may thank you—and ensure you get a donation receipt. NEW! Amazon Smile: “You Shop, Amazon Gives!”
Doorways is now partnering with Amazon Smile to give even more back to the families we serve! Giving through Amazon Smile is easy and better yet—you can give, for free! Here’s how it works: Amazon customers shop on a new version of the Amazon website – smile.amazon.com – and the company will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to charity. Ready to get signed up? Here’s how to get started:
1. Instead of visiting Amazon.com, type in smile.amazon.com
2. Login as usual with your user name and password
3. Type in and select “Doorways for Women and Families” when prompted to select the charity you wish to support.
4. Check out the new amazon smile icon on your top left corner—see it? You’re done!
5. Shop till’ you drop for you, your family, and friends all while giving back to your neighbors in need!
There is no cap on the amount Amazon will donate and almost every physical product sold by the company is eligible, which means tens of millions of items! Happy holidays—and shopping!
My husband and I are so grateful to have the gift of knowing that our child has everything he needs to be healthy and happy, and to grow and thrive—we wish this for every parent and child, and it’s heartbreaking to know that there are innocent little ones in our own community who don’t have the very basic necessities, not to mention the security of home, that every child should have. So we hope our contribution will help Doorways come a little bit closer to its goal of addressing the desperate needs of families in crisis.
~Dana Milburn, Doorways Supporter