Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Don't Let Santa Forget Christmas for Children of Domestic Violence Victims

As you get ready for your yearly Black Friday shopping craze, take a moment to remember to include some kids on your list that Santa might not be able to give to this Christmas.

When women leave abusive partners, oftentimes they leave with nothing. When these women have children, the children often face a very difficult and emotionally draining transition.

This year many children will not have a Christmas. Many of these will be survivors or children of survivors of domestic violence. This year, make a difference in the lives of these children by giving, no matter how small the gesture may be, to a local toy drive or women’s shelter.

If you live in or near New York City, Safe Horizon needs your help. As the largest victim’s support and assistance non-profit organization in the United States with more than 80 programs for victims and their families, the center acts as a beacon for hope for many NYC women and children in crisis.

This year Safe Horizon needs you to step up for the kids by donating a new unwrapped toy for children who may not have more than just the clothes on their backs. For suggestions on what to donate, check out the Safe Horizon website.

Safe Horizon is accepting toys at 2 Lafayette Street in Manhattan until December 15.

If you would be interested in donating to Safe Horizon and live close to the NYC metro area, I’d love have you at an informal “Shop & Drop” event on December 12. This event is not associated with the non-profit - just a few locals getting togeter to buy for the kids and donate. Email me at miravu [dot] web [at] gmail [dot] com for more details.


  1. The children so often get lost in the shuffle, don't they?

    Good post and good idea to remind us all about the kids.

  2. Thanks Chris! So often we hear of toy drives for less fortunate kids, but when I heard of this one on the radio for children in crisis it really caught my attention.