Women’s Center and Shelter


Adopt- A-Family: ‘Tis the Season for Giving the Gift of Empowerment!

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The holiday season is full of love and joy. It’s a time to sit back, enjoy some hot chocolate, and feel cozy in a blanket while surrounded by your loved ones. Think back–do you remember a time when you received a special present? As a kid, maybe it was the toy Barbie doll, truck, stuffed animal, or board game you had been pleading for over the past few months. As a parent, maybe it was the joy of seeing your child’s face light up when they opened the present you searched for high and low. Adopt-A-Family!

Adopt a FamilyMany of us dream of our perfect holiday and perfect present; but, some have dreams of a different kind. For many women at Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, they arrive with just the clothes on their backs or what little they were able to grab while fleeing domestic violence. In addition, many survivors often don’t have the financial resources to buy presents and make the holiday season merry for themselves and their children due to financial abuse, which almost always exists in abusive relationships. This holiday season, WC&S is asking you to help us bring the simplest of joys to Shelter residents and non-resident clients through our Adopt-A-Family program!

Our goal is to support 400 women and children this holiday season. By participating in Adopt-A-Family, you’ll bring smiles to all of those beautiful faces!

It’s easy–all you need to do it follow three simple steps:

1. Purchase Gift Cards
You’re giving the gift of empowerment! Gift cards provide mothers with choices when shopping for their children. Recommended gift cards include Visa, Target, and Walmart.

 2. Complete the Donation Form
Filling out the donation form provides the necessary documentation for the donation. Along with the gift cards, please provide the name of the donor, organization/company, address, phone number, email address, and gift card amount(s).

 3. Send in the Gift Cards!
Mail the gift cards to:
Women’s Center & Shelter
Attn: Adopt-A-Family
P.O. Box 9024
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Are you ready to give back to others this holiday season? Ready, set, Adopt-A-Family!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jake Phillips by calling (412)687-8017 ext. 331 or
emailing phillipsj@wcspittsburgh.org.

Thank you and Happy Holidays from WC&S!