Donated toys fill bins on this file photograph. The Home Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) is partnering with native organizations on a vacation toy drive now via Dec. 23 to offer presents for kids and households receiving DVIP providers. (The Gazette)
The Home Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) is partnering with native organizations on a vacation toy drive now via Dec. 23. The toys collected in the course of the drive will present stock for DVIP’s Vacation Retailer program, which offers free presents for the kids and households receiving shelter and outreach providers.
Collaborating areas embrace:
● Scheels (Coralville)
● Bluebird Diner (North Liberty)
● The Knit Gap (Downtown Iowa Metropolis, within the Wells Fargo constructing)
● First Presbyterian Church (Iowa Metropolis)
● Pink’s Ale Home (North Liberty)
● Lepic-Kroeger Realtors (Iowa Metropolis)
● Iowa Fitness center-Nest (Coralville)
● Applebees (Coralville)
● Zen Salon & Spa (Downtown Iowa Metropolis)
Every location will host a toy assortment barrel with hooked up purchasing lists. The toys collected in the course of the drive will present free vacation presents for any household receiving shelter and outreach providers from DVIP. Households are capable of choose objects particular to their youngsters’s pursuits and desires. Every little one is supplied with massive presents, stocking stuffers, pajamas and a stuffed animal.
“The vacations is usually a irritating time for households experiencing trauma and upheaval. Our Vacation Retailer ensures no household is overlooked of the magic of the season,” mentioned Alta Medea-Peters, Director of Group Engagement. “The Vacation Retailer permits households to take part in your complete gift-giving expertise. Dad and mom have the enjoyment of choosing objects for his or her youngsters, and the children have the shock of receiving presents in the course of the holidays.”
You’ll be able to donate and be taught extra concerning the Home Violence Intervention Program by visiting their web site at https://dvipiowa.org/.