Alexandra House hosts its Holiday Shop for survivors and their families every year. Most of the families served by Alexandra House are transitioning into a new, safer life. While greatly needed, this change can often lead to significant financial hardship and many lack resources. The holiday season is incredibly difficult for these families, and buying gifts is a luxury that often takes a back seat for them. We work tirelessly to help provide survivors comfort and joy during a challenging time.
We ask donors to contribute gift cards (with receipts attached) in $25 denominations from Target, Walmart, Visa, MasterCard, or Amazon, in addition to grocery gift cards from Cub Foods or ALDI. Gift cards allow families to shop online and have gifts delivered to their homes if they wish to avoid stores or do not have transportation. A benefit to this modified approach is that parents can shop for their families, adding dignity and choice to their holiday season.
HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS
We are looking for donations of whole food baskets or food items to make food baskets.
- Canned corn, green beans, sweet potatoes/yams, cranberries (jellied/whole)
- Potatoes: instant mashed, scalloped, or Au Gratin
- Gravy (packets or jarred)
- Cake/cookie mix with frosting
- vegetable oil
- $25 grocery store (ALDI/Cub) gift cards
We will begin accepting donations for Holiday Shop in November.
"I wanted to say thank you so much for the Christmas gifts and food, you don’t know how much this means to me and [my] son. It has been one of the most difficult and painful years of my life and this has meant the world to me to be able to make Christmas special for my son."
- Holiday Shop Family