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Holiday Giving

The holiday season is coming up fast! As we move into the holiday season, we are focused on giving the gift of Hope and Healing and what better way to do that than by getting involved. There are many ways to get involved and help us spread the holiday cheer.

Adopt – A – Family – Families Can be Adopted Starting November 1st, 2023

Our programs assist single women and women with children who are survivors of domestic violence.  Supporters can adopt families within our shelter in addition to those that are supported by our S.T.E.P.S. AfterCare Program. The families in our AfterCare program have achieved safe, permanent housing and are still being supported by TWSH as they continue to heal from abuse. You can adopt a single woman or an entire family. Sign up here to adopt families starting on November 1st, 2023.

Donate Housewares Items – At the bottom of the “Adopt-a-Family” List, there are other items needed in the Shelter and/or for our STEPS families setting up their households. These include bathroom towels, silverware, pillows and other items. These items are essential and will help many families.

How it works
We provide a detailed wish list and family profile for each of our families.  Sponsors then ‘adopt’ a family and purchase the items on their wish list.  Gifts may be delivered to our drop-off location starting on December 4th-December 13th, 2023 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Please do not wrap the gifts, simply put them in gift bags. Remember to include the family identification number on all the gift bags. We distribute them to clients beginning Dec. 18th. For detailed guidelines and suggested spending amounts, click here.

Family information will be available November 1, 2023.

Holiday Wish List 

Support our shelter during the holidays by organizing a collection drive at your work, church, neighborhood, or with your family and friends. The items on our wish list are used throughout the year. Download the Holiday 2023 Wish List here.

Amazon Wish List

Here’s the link to The Women’s Safe House’s Amazon Wish List: Amazon 2023 Wish List . This list includes Houseware Items for other items needed in the Shelter and/or for our families in the STEPS program to help set up their households.

When Can I Start?
Donations drop-off location will be open December 4th-13th but you or your organization can start collecting items now.

Drop Off Information
Tower Grove Baptist Church, 4257 Magnolia Ave, St Louis 63110-3501. Donations accepted December 4th – 13th Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Ask for Ruth or Mike for assistance.

Holiday Volunteering

Want to volunteer over the holidays as a group or individual?  We’ve got opportunities for you! Please email Melanie Dehning or call (314) 772-4535.


Join us in making a difference this year by offering a monetary contribution to uphold our essential programs dedicated to empowering women and children residing in our safe house. Every donation, regardless of its size, holds immense value to us! Our initiatives to assist survivors of domestic violence thrive through the generosity of our community. Thanks to your support last year, we provided shelter and safety to 193 women and children. In 2023, we anticipate extending our reach to serve 279 individuals. Your online donation can help us achieve this goal. Click here to make a meaningful impact today.

Contribute over $100 and you will be eligible to receive MO State Tax Credits for 70% of the donation amount.

If you have any questions about Adopt-A-Family, Holiday Wish List, or volunteering over the holidays please email Melanie Dehning or call (314) 772-4535.

If you have questions regarding monetary donations and/or Missouri Tax Credits, please email McKenna Nguepsi or call (314) 772-4535.