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Making a Difference

DOVE needs your support. More than 50% of the organization's operating budget comes from private contributions. Your tax-deductible donation has a direct and positive impact on all those who come through the doors of our shelter and Outreach & Family Services Center. All donations are most appreciated by both DOVE's staff and the women, children and men served during a time of great crisis and turmoil. We thank you in advance for your generosity!

There are many ways you can help to rebuild the lives of those affected by abuse, some of which include

Make a financial donation:
All donations help DOVE meet the daily expenses of running a shelter and providing services to children, women, and men. Your donation of
  • $50 may provide round-trip client transportation to our Outreach Center for five domestic violence counseling sessions.
  • $100 may provide one hour of domestic violence intervention training for the community.
  • $150 may provide shelter guests with fresh fruit, vegetables, and dairy products for one week.
  • $200 may provide 10 women the opportunity to complete DOVE Financial Self-sufficiency class.
  • $350 may provide 10 parents the opportunity to complete DOVE Parenting-After-Violence group.
  • $1,000 may provide a 3-day training for teenagers participating in DOVE's YouthSpeak program.
  • $5,000 may provide a bedroom in our shelter for an entire year, allowing DOVE to provide life-saving emergency shelter and support services to children and their families.
  • $10,000 may provide healthy food for our Emergency Shelter for an entire year.


Holiday Adopt-A-Family:

Thank you for your interest in DOVE's Holiday Assistance Program!

Each holiday season, DOVE's Holiday Donation Drop-Off location transforms into an amazing workshop of toys and goodies. The generosity of our community brings together gifts, personal care items, clothing and so much more to fulfill the wish lists of the individuals and families we serve.

How does it work?

Adopt A Family. Adopt one of the families we serve in our Emergency Shelter or Community-based Services Program. The Wish List will include basic needs (gloves, coats, etc.) as well as a special holiday wish (a teddy bear, game, etc.) for each family member. The Adopter then purchases the requested items and returns them to DOVE's Holiday Donation Drop-Off location. You will receive a 'wish list' of items they will cherish this holiday season, and have 3 weeks to shop.

Wrap and deliver. Purchase wrapping supplies and bring them along with your gifts, or wrap and label them for each woman or child you've adopted. Gifts are delivered to DOVE's drop off location between December 3 and December 14th 2013

Make someone's holiday warmer and brighter! Have fun!

Individuals, families, community groups, and corporate teams can join together and 'adopt a family' for the holidays. Participating community members are able to bring great joy to what can be a difficult time for domestic violence survivors, uprooted and struggling to build self-sufficient, thriving lives. DOVE's Adopt A Family Program assists families during the holiday season, who may be living in our emergency shelter, transitioning out of shelter into their own housing for the holidays, or who are struggling to make ends meet while building a stable, violence-free life.

For information on DOVE's Adopt A Family Program please email or download our 2013 flyer

Donate Items on Our Wish List:

Food Items~

  • Coffee filters
  • Prepared/canned goods
  • Spaghettio's
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Cereal
  • Bread
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned/Bottled juices
  • Healthy Snacks/ lunch foods

Gift Cards~

  • Friendly's
  • Stop 'n Shop
  • Shaws
  • Target
  • Wal-Mart
  • Curry Hardware
  • Babies 'R Us
  • Bed Bath & Beyond

Office Supplies~

  • Stamps
  • Pens
  • Black Markers
  • Reams of white copy paper
  • Notebooks
  • Paper clips
  • White Out
  • Tape
  • Flip-chart pads

Items for the Shelter*~

  • Paper Products:
      toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels, napkins
  • Window fans
  • Silverware
  • Aluminum foil
  • 2 high-capacity
      bathroom ventilation fans
  • Strollers
  • Pillows
  • Twin bed sheets, blankets, comforters
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Shower Curtains
  • Shower Liners
  • Bath Mats
  • Kitchen Towels
  • Bath Towels
  • Hand Towels & Wash Cloths
  • Laundry baskets
  • Lamps
  • Light bulbs
  • Batteries (Sizes AAA, AA)
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Suitcases & Duffel Bags
  • Ice Melt/Sand
  • Blinds & Curtain Rods
  • Dresser knobs (sets of 10)
  • Plastic outlet plugs/covers
  • Charlie cards
  • 26" flat-screen tv
  • 22" flat-screen tv

Household/Cleaning Supplies~

  • Mops/Brooms
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Bleach
  • Dish Soap
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Mr. Green; Lysol
  • Simple Green
  • Sponges; SOS pads
  • Kitchen Size Trash Bags
  • Large Black Trash Bags

Items for the Children*~

  • Backpacks
  • Notebooks
  • Binders
  • Pens/Markers
  • Crayons
  • Rulers
  • Erasers
  • Teenage Clothing
  • Sneakers (all sizes)
  • Winter Boots (all sizes)
  • Winter Coats (all sizes)
  • Formula
  • Baby Food
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Baby Juices
  • Bottles
  • Pacifiers
  • Rattles
  • Car Seats
  • Arts & Crafts Supplies
  • Outdoor Play Structure
    (swings, slide, climbing bars)

For the Shelter Guests*~

  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Brushes/combs
  • Deodorant
  • Body Wash/Gel
  • Face Wash
  • Hair Spray
  • Make-up
  • Razors
  • Body lotion/Cream
  • Feminine Products
  • Nightwear
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Undergarments
  • Sneakers/Boots/Shoes
  • Adult Clothing
  • Phone Cards
  • Journals

Office Furniture~

  • Bookcases
  • Rolling Desk Chairs

* All donations of linens, clothing, bedding, and stuffed animals must be new. Although we greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness, we are not allowed to accept these items if they are used. Thank you for your assistance.

Participate in a Matching Gifts Program:
Many employers offer a Matching Gift program where they will match your charitable donation. If your employer does not currently offer this opportunity, encourage them to join businesses like Verizon, Harvard University, and Fidelity in supporting DOVE.

Make a Commemorative or Tribute Gift:
Remember a loved one or celebrate a special event such as a graduation or a birthday, by making a special gift to DOVE, Inc. in his or her name. In return, DOVE will send a letter or certificate recognizing your honoree and your kindness. Our certificates also serve as thoughtful wedding or shower favors.

Photo of mother and daugherOrganize a Workplace Drive:
Encourage employees or colleagues to collect items on our Wish List. DOVE works with workplaces to coordinate drives, including donation pick-ups.

Donate Your Used Cell Phone:
DOVE collects used cell phones to be refurbished and given to victims of domestic violence. Phones that are unable to be refurbished are recycled, with proceeds going directly to DOVE's client services programs.

Use as Your Search Engine is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to charity. Use it as you would any search engine (make sure you choose DOVE, Inc- Quincy) and watch the donations add up for DOVE.

To learn more information on these as well as other ways you can make
a difference, please call our Development office (617-770-4065).
We appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.

24-hour Crisis Hotline:
Community Advocacy & Prevention Services:
617-471-1234 or 888-314-3683
DOVE Inc. – Domestic Violence Ended
P.O. Box 690267, Quincy, MA 02269

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