Domestic Violence Action Coalition
Alice Slaughter and Kim Plater

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Gently Used Items:  Wheeled suitcases, alarm clocks, purses, jewelry, scarves, clothing (clean, good condition boxed or in a bag for Crossroads).  New Items:  Lotion, small shampoo/conditioner, make-up, coin purses, foo-foo items, toys for all ages (no stuffed animals), books for children, slippers, socks, cleaning supplies, coffee, child diapers, baby blankets, and clothing, baby products, bottles, wipes, paper towels, TP, sanitizer, soap, kitchen supplies, purse items e.g., Notebook, key chain, pencils/pens, loose change, hankie, etc .Cash and/or Gift Cards:  Checks can be made to CWC DVAC and gift cards from Walmart, Target, or grocery stores/restaurants can be very helpful for the shelters or older children.
Special Basket Project for Crossroads: These Welcome Baskets are given to the women of Crossroads when they come to the agency. Crossroads provides housing and services for formerly incarcerated women. Baskets are made on a continual basis, usually 5 at a time.  Please buy items in sets of 5 whenever possible.  Most of the items below can be found at the 99 Cent Store or the Dollar Tree. These items must be new and unopened. They include:  Slipper socks, Fingernail file kits, Purse calendar planners. Purse tissues, Lip gloss, 5 $2 dollar bills or 10 $1 dollar bills, Chapstick, Purse sized hand lotion, Hairbrushes and combs,  Wallets, Calculators, Purse flashlights, Sewing kits,  Large Size Shampoo & Conditioner, Bath gel, Make up bag, Make up - mascara and/or eye shadow and/or eyebrow pencil set, blush set.  Other new items for the basket are: colorful pillowcases (2), colorful towels (Bath Size and Wash Cloth). New or slightly used items:  Scarves, jewelry.  You need not give 5 of these items as DVAC will help supply them.
For both the DVAC Agencies and Crossroads, do not wrap gifts.  You are welcome to put a ribbon on them.  Mark Crossroad items separately.  Please provide DVAC helpers with a list of your items and the club/agency providing them.
Please consider wearing your mask inside, social distance, washing your hands frequently and using sanitizer.  If you are not feeling well and/or been exposed to Covid, please refrain from attending.
Everyone is welcome.  This is a heartwarming event.  Pizza will be served.  We hope to see all of our members and San Gabriel Valley members there.  Kim and Alice  (