Women’s Center & Shelter Pittsburgh | Women’s Emergency Shelter


THANK YOU for helping women and children who experience domestic violence receive hope and joy this holiday season! YOU empower women in Emergency Shelter and other non-resident clients to shop for their children and provide them with the ultimate gift of choice.

“Your generosity makes us feel like we have community support. To know that you have set aside time and money to make us feel like we are not alone is an absolutely beautiful gift.” – Former Resident

By donating Target, Wal-Mart or Visa gift cards, you give women the opportunity to delight in the experience of purchasing and giving presents to their children.

How do I donate gift cards?

If you would like to participate in Adopt-A-Family, please download the Adopt-A-Family Overview, complete the attached form, and send the completed form along with your gift cards to:

Women’s Center & Shelter
Attn: Adopt-A-Family
P.O. Box 9024
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

How can I host a gift card donation drive at my work?

Download and complete the Adopt-A-Family Special Event form, and email to phillipsj@wcspittsburgh.org.

The Power of Your Generosity

Our goal was to support 350 women and children this past holiday season and because of your generosity, 396 women and children had gifts during the holidays. That is absolutely incredible!

for ensuring that survivors of domestic violence and their children have a happier holiday season.

If there are any additional gift cards remaining, they are used to meet client needs throughout the year since women and children often arrive at Emergency Shelter with little to nothing. These gift cards empower them as they start over.

Please call (412) 687-8017 ext. 331 or email Jake Phillips at phillipsj@wcspittsburgh.org with any questions.

Thank you and Happy Holidays from Women’s Center & Shelter!