Domestic Violence Action Coalition
Alice Slaughter and Kim Plater
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There will be no meeting in November, but the Winter Holiday will be as usual on December 19th at 12 noon.
Needed items: for House of Ruth and Serenity— Toys, Books, diapers, wipes, new baby clothes, gift cards, crayons
no stuffed animals and no toy guns or war toys. Crossroads always needs paper towels, and new clothing, purses, cosmetics, hand cream, etc. crayons
Everyone should bring a list of their donations: You may wrap with ribbon and bows but no wrapping paper. No stuffed animals No guns or toys of violence No used items, except suitcases with wheels
Crayons Purses Clothing Gift Cards from Target, Walmart, entertainment, etc. Checks to CWC or DVAC
Gently Used Items:  Wheeled suitcases, alarm clocks, purses, 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, toys, and clothing, baby products, bottles, wipes, paper towels, TP, sanitizer, soap, kitchen supplies, etc.
Cash and/or Gift Cards:  Checks can be made to CWC DVAC and gift cards from Walmart and Target can be very helpful for 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.
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, Hair brushes 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 items for the basket are:  colorful pillow cases (2), colorful towels (Bath Size and Wash Cloth). New or slightly used items:  Purse, scarf, 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.  Provide DVAC with a list of the items and if you are representing a club, indicate on the list.  Keep it simple - e.g. 10 large toys, 2    30- gallon bags of good condition used clothing, 5 Baby Blankets.

Please consider wearing your mask inside, social distance, wash your hands frequently and use sanitizer (provided). 

 If you are not feeling well and/or been exposed to Covid, please refrain from attending.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email or call me.  Kim - 909-620-7235.

Kim Plater and Alice Slaughter with certificates of appreciation presented by representatives from State Senate and State Assembly.DVAC Sept 20 Awards w legislators

Covina Woman's Club member Barbara Ramirez standing with a display of baby items for Serenity Foster Care at the "Summer Splash" midyear party in July.


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Group photo from September 20,2021 business meeting. Members are from other women organizations, community groups and service providers.