The Sojourner Family Peace Center wants Milwaukee residents to help brighten the holidays for local families affected by domestic violence by either donating gifts to its holiday gift drive or through its Adopt a Family program.
Companies and individuals can participate in the Adopt a Family program by providing items for a specific family in need. Donors are given the family’s “wish list” and are free to buy as little or as much as they would like. As demand escalates for shelters, domestic violence programs and crisis hot lines, the economic downturn means fewer donations are available to support those services. Every token of kindness helps brighten the holidays for families who have suffered from the devastating effects of domestic violence. Sojourner Family Peace Center will collect new, unwrapped clothes and toys for the individuals and families it serves between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on designated days from Dec. 12-21 at the United Way, 225 W. Vine St. All new gifts are welcome and appreciated. A list of most-requested items is available at www.sojournertruthhouse.org/documents/2009HolidayWishList.doc.