ADOPT A FAMILY
Since 2004, dedicated donors and volunteers of DVCCC have joined forces through the Adopt a Family Program to make the holiday season brighter for survivors who are over-burdened, financially, as they work toward freeing themselves from the cycle of violence. All donations go directly to a DVCCC client who without the generosity of the donor may not be able to provide for themselves this holiday season. In the past, families, neighbors, schools, organizations, and corporations with a common passion for eradicating domestic violence in Chester County have supported the program by fulfilling the wish lists of an individual or family or donating specific age-related gifts or gift cards.
A message from an Adopt-a-Family donor, on why the program is important to her:
“My family broke the cycle of violence the summer I turned 19. My sister was five and that Christmas -more than ever- she needed to believe in Santa. I told my mom that I didn’t need anything that year, but I would purchase what I could with my retail wages so that my sister would have gifts to open and my mom could focus on keeping our family together. The manager at the Joann Fabrics I was working at heard about what I was doing and right before Christmas gave me a $50 Macy’s gift certificate and told me that I didn’t have to go without that year. Thirty years later, I still have the leather boots (and still wear them!) that I bought as a reminder of the altruistic act. I support Adopt-a-Family to pay the kindness I received forward to other domestic violence survivors as no one should go without at the holidays.”