Two of our favorite things combine to create and event that can only be coined "TWIGtastic." Join us Friday, December 2nd for Twig's Holiday Party. Kick off the Holiday shopping right with a martini tasting bar, tarot card reader, and gift basket raffle. To receive a free raffle ticket, bring an item listed in the "Needs List" for Project Safehouse, a Center for Community Solutions program for women and children we have chosen to support this holiday season. The party starts at 6! No need to RSVP, just bring yourself and your favorite gal pals and celebrate the Holidays!
-A working microwave—for our transitional housing program
-New or gently used women's, children's, or babies' clothing. Survivors often leave their homes with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
-Baby/Children items — diapers of all sizes, baby wipes, baby food, formula, baby socks, new car seats, strollers, and toys. Many of the survivors we serve come to our shelters with babies and small children who quickly go through these items.
-Non-perishable foods — pasta, rice, canned goods, peanut butter, etc. At any given time, we must have enough food on hand to provide approximately 150 meals a day
-Grocery store gift cards (like Albertsons, Food4Less, Vons, or Ralphs). These are used to purchase perishable foods, like bread, milk, and eggs.
-Vouchers for taxi companies (like Yellow Cab). Survivors and their children break away from violent situations 24 hours a day, and need flexible reliable transportation to get to safety
-Hotel vouchers and gift certificates. When our shelters are full, these are sometimes the only way we can offer a safe refuge for survivors in crisis.
-New sweat suits of all sizes. Clothing is taken away from sexual assault survivors for evidence at the hospital.
-New undergarments and sleepwear, all sizes. The need for new, clean underwear for all of our survivors and their children cannot be overlooked.
- Gift cards to Payless Shoe Store. Children's feet grow fast!
-Paper products — paper towels, toilet paper, etc
-Personal care items — toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, and brushes.
-Art supplies — new pads of drawing paper, acrylic paint, modeling clay, scissors, glue sticks, colored pencil sets, watercolor paint sets, brushes, poster board, construction paper, and white all-purpose glue. We use art supplies for many of our programs, ranging from our prevention-oriented after-school youth programs to art therapy for children exposed to domestic violence.