Domestic Violence Roundtable Collects Valentine’s Day Donations for Families in Shelter

Each February, the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable collects items for Valentine’s Day and fills gift bags for adults and children temporarily living in local domestic violence shelters and transitional housing programs: REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, The Second Step, and Voices Against Violence. The Valentine Bags are decorated by the children from Sudbury Extended Day.

Members of our local communities are cordially invited to participate in this collection again this year. We welcome your donations, and we cordially invite you to join us to help assemble the bags on February 6, 2024, at 1 PM at the First Parish Church, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury.

This is a great opportunity for civic organizations, workplaces, families, friends, and neighbors to contribute to the Roundtable collection and to help us make lives brighter for families affected by domestic violence. Small acts of kindness like the gift bags let families know they are supported in their decision to leave an abusive situation and these gestures brighten their day.

Some examples of needed items are gift cards for CVS, Target, Market Basket, Gas Cards etc. For adults, teens and tweens some items could include full size bath products, socks, cosmetics, nail polish, hair products, journals, gloves/mittens, boxed candy, wash cloths, underwear and scarves. Items for children could include playing cards, educational materials, small toys, small stuffed animals, matchbox cars, underwear, socks and candy. No books, crayons, pencils or markers please.

In past years the Roundtable has provided as many as 80 bags for families in shelter and transitional housing.

If you are interested in contributing to the Valentine’s Day collection and have questions, please contact the Roundtable at . Donations may be left in the collection basket provided at Sudbury Wine and Spirits in the Rugged Bear Plaza Road, 410 Boston Post Road, Sudbury. The 2024 collection will start on January 19th and end on February 2nd. Thank you for your consideration.


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