Holiday Giving Program 2020

Thank you so much for thinking about holiday donations this year to make the season merry and bright for the residents in shelter. However, to keep everyone safe, we changed the procedures to donate, for this year ONLY. This year, we are asking that everything donated – for gifts and/or shelter supplies – be ordered online and delivered directly to BWS via USPS, FedEx, or Amazon to the Summit Shelter, 974 E. Market St. Akron, Oh 44305.

More information on each holiday donation program follows…. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Adopt A Shelter

Throughout the year, our shelter residents are in need of  NEW clothing, household, and toiletry items. The shelters always need general cleaning and paper products, food, and kitchen items.

We have created an Amazon Wish List that consists of these items. If you would like to donate any of these general items to supply the shelters, please contact Sarah ( for a list of what to purchase. The delivery procedure is the same as stated above – order online, delivered to BWS by a delivery service. If you choose to send items to use via a different service than Amazon, please address the package to BWS “AAS”.

Amazon Adopt a Shelter Wish List

Holiday Financial Gifts and Gift Cards

A holiday financial gift will go directly to food for the shelter throughout the year, with the kids having school in the shelter due to COVID the amount of food we need per month has increased. If you would rather we can also specify a program of your choice when you make your contribution (ie. youth activities, technology, relocation services). Checks can be made payable to the Battered Women’s Shelter and mailed to 974 E. Market St. Akron, OH 44305 or an online contribution can be made below!

Make Your Holiday Donation Here


Our staff often times use gift cards to give to survivors when they need gas for a job interview, groceries for their first week in their new home, and a variety of other things. We happily accept gift cards in $10-$25 increments to gas stations, grocery stores, retail stores (Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens), and VISA gift cards. These cards can be mailed to the shelter at 974 E. Market St. Akron, OH 44305 – Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Adopt a Family Program

Choosing to Adopt-A-Family is a holiday tradition at the Battered Women’s Shelter. However, this year ONLY we are asking you to change the way that you Adopt a Family by purchasing items from our Adopt a Family Wish List, instead of being assigned a specific family. This will help our wonderful elves on staff create holiday magic using your donations for each survivors family. If you are interested in purchasing items from an Adopt a Family wish list. Please complete the form below!

Holiday Giving

2020 Holiday Giving Form
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