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Holiday House is a donation driven event where survivors can pick out gifts for their families at no cost, while building new traditions free from abuse.
How to participate
Rather than asking for physical gifts that participants and their children can choose from in our usual Holiday House store, this year we invite you to purchase gift cards. Specifically, we request gift cards in the amount of $25 from any of the following retailers:
We’ve selected this list specifically, as we know these stores are the most accessible for our participants and have the greatest variety of goods.
Please drop off gift cards at our Administrative office at 2545 E Adams Street, by Friday, December 11th. Note that our donation drop-off hours remain limited from 10A – 2P on weekdays, due to COVID-19.
Gift cards may also be mailed to the Emerge administrative office. Please include a note that includes your name and that the gift cards are specifically for Holiday House. Also, please consider mailing them far enough in advance to arrive by December 11. If they don’t reach us in time for Holiday House, or if we receive more gift cards than necessary to meet the needs of Holiday House, they will be placed in “stock” to be used for other participant occasions, like a survivor’s birthday or Mother’s Day.