Spring brings the promise of new beginnings so it is especially fitting that the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable will hold its annual Shower for Shelters from Friday, May 2, 2014-Sunday, May 11, 2014. The public is invited to donate, new, unwrapped items for families transitioning from domestic violence shelters and transitional housing programs to help them set up new homes. Many of the families have had to flee their homes with little more than the clothes on their backs, and the many wonderful items collected during the Shower provide some of the necessities of everyday life for these families. The gifts are also a demonstration to the families that they are supported and cared for as they take the steps to rebuild their lives free of abuse. Your donation sends a powerful message of encouragement.
A partial list of needed items include: Twin size sheets, pillowcases, summer blankets, comforters, and bed pillows; crib sheets; bath towels and face cloths; cleaning products including laundry and dishwashing detergents (anything without a scent and kind to the environment); and laundry baskets. Flatware, water glasses, coffee mugs, pots and pans, cooking utensils, small appliances (mixers, toasters, blenders, and clock radios) and food storage items including sandwich bags and aluminum foil are also needed. $5 and $10 Charlie Cards and gift cards to stores such as CVS, Market Basket, Stop and Shop, Hannafords, Shaws and Roche Brothers are also welcome. For a full list of items, please go to www.domesticviolenceroundtable.org .
New, unwrapped gifts may be delivered to the Goodnow Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury; The Wayland Public Library, 5 Concord Road, Wayland; and the Wayland Public Safety Building, 38 Cochituate Road, Wayland. Donation wish lists will also be available at these sites. All gifts will be donated to the clients of REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, The Second Step, and Voices Against Violence.
If you have questions or need further information, please contact Isabel at (508)820-0834 X111 or Joan at (978)274-2199.
Thank you for your generous support. Your donations make a real difference to the families who receive them.