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

  • Winter clothing and pajama sizes (Sizes: 2T – 5T and 6-12 for boys & girls)
  • Barbies, LOL dolls, Elmo toys, baby toys
  • Lego sets (all ages), cars, trucks
  • Coloring books, sticker books, crayons
  • Warm sweatpants, sweatshirts (Sizes: 4T-14 for boys & girls)
  • 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


You can also shop our online Holiday Wish Lists:


Giving Guidelines:

Gifts must be new and unwrapped. We cannot accept toys or games with violent themes. Final drop-off date is by: Monday, December 18th, 2023 at the Safe Futures Donation Center at 16 Jay Street, New London, CT.

Questions? Please contact Susan Noyes, Holiday Giving Coordinator at [email protected]




Thank you for your generosity this holiday season!


You are doing so much more than providing gifts – you are showing victims of domestic violence and their children that they are valued and loved during a difficult time in their lives.