The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center (DASACC) of Warren County is seeking donations of new toys and games for its sixth annual Holiday Shoppe, which provides free holiday gifts to all Warren County residents in need. Donations of new, unwrapped toys and gift cards are needed for children of all ages and genders. Gifts should ideally be within the $15 - $30 range. The Holiday Shoppe will be open by appointment from Tuesday, December 17 to Saturday, December 21.
The Shoppe has morning, afternoon, and evening hours available for all community members. This event is open to the public. Santa will be visiting on the night shifts of December 17 and December 19. Childcare and a warming station will be available during all appointments.
“For all of us at DASACC, this is a tremendous honor to be able to respond and provide for our community”, said Jill Zinckgraf, Executive Director of DASACC.
Individuals, organizations, and businesses can reach out to DASACC by calling our outreach office at 908-453-4121 to obtain gift suggestion tags to assist donation drives and giving trees. Donations will be accepted at DASACC’s Outreach Center located at 29B Broad Street in Washington, NJ.
Last year, more than 350 families came to DASACC’s Holiday Shoppe event to pick out gifts for their children for the holidays. Over 1,000 holiday gifts were distributed to those in need.
If you’re interested in doing a giving tree, hosting a drive, donating gifts, or volunteering at Holiday Shoppe, please contact Morgan Stiles, Community Engagment Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-453-4121 x313.
For more than 30 years, DASACC has been the only agency providing services to victims of interpersonal violence throughout the greater Warren County community. In addition to the annual Holiday Shoppe, the Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County provides safe shelter and runs the 24/7 hotline and response teams. The agency also provides legal advocacy, community education and prevention, individual and group counseling in English and Spanish, and professional trainings.