Holiday Giving 2022

Safe Futures will be collecting gift donations for more than 700 adults and families in crisis. Here’s how you can experience the joy of giving this year:


Ways to give:

  1. Gift Cards: One of the greatest gifts we can give our clients is empowering them to do their own holiday shopping for their families. Gift cards in smaller denominations from $20 – $50 are appreciated. Suggested stores: Walmart, Target, Stop & Shop, Kohl’s, Shop Rite, and Dunkin’ Donuts.
  2. Adopt-A-Family: Contact our team to get paired with a family in need and donate gifts directly from their Wish List.
  3. Online Wish Lists: Order our most needed items directly from the Safe Futures Wish List on Amazon or Target. Items will be delivered directly to Safe Futures.


Suggested Gift Items:


  • Self-care items (lotion, body spray, body wash, face wash, etc.)
  • Pajamas & bath robes -women’s sizes Small – -2 XL
  • Blankets (twin or queen) or cozy throws
  • Warm slippers (all sizes 7,8,9,10)
  • Bath towel sets, washcloths
  • Adult coloring books & colored pencils (for relaxation)
  • Warm winter socks, warm gloves
  • Small coffee maker, toaster, handheld blender, can opener
  • Umbrellas
  • Wallet, cross body bag
  • Holiday candy, snacks, hot chocolate, tea, coffee, etc.

Ideas for Children

  • Pajamas (newborn-toddler-5T through1 18 children’s sizes)
  • Warm sweatpants, sweatshirts size 4T-14, winter socks, hats, mittens
  • Learning toys (baby – 12 years old), board games, puzzles
  • Lego sets, building sets, play food sets
  • Dolls of all ethnicities
  • Super hero figures or sets
  • Paw Patrol toys, books, puzzles, plush toys
  • Toy trucks and cars
  • Coloring books and crayons, art supplies
  • Infant toys, musical toys, plush toys

Ideas for Teens & Tweens

  • Gift cards to Target, Walmart, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sephora, Ulta, Michaels Craft Store, Best Buy
  • Nail polish & manicure sets, make up sets
  • Personal Care (male and female) – body wash, body spray, deodorant, razors, lotion
  • Sports equipment, basketballs, footballs, skateboards, etc.
  • Small electronics, handheld video games, headphones, ear buds, etc.
  • Small Bluetooth speaker
  • Craft sets, science sets, art supplies & paper
  • Journals, stationary, notebooks & gel pens


Giving Guidelines:
Gifts must be new and unwrapped. We cannot accept toys or games with violent themes.
Drop-off is by December 9th at the Safe Futures Donation Center at 16 Jay Street, New London, CT.


Questions? Please contact Susan Noyes, Holiday Giving Coordinator at



Thank you for your generosity this holiday season!