Holiday Gift Express 2017


The holidays can be a difficult time for families dealing with the effects of sexual and domestic violence. This year, their struggles are compounded by the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. You can help brighten the holiday season for our clients by donating to our "2017 Holiday Gift Express."  This holiday season, clients will be invited to our office -- which we transform into a mini-toy store -- to select gifts for their children. The children also get to choose something for their parent/guardian!


This year, we are hoping to give the gift of choice to our teens and adults by having a variety of GIFT CARDS from which they can choose.  You can also make a financial donation in our form below, and we'll do the shopping for you!


Interested in volunteering to help with this event?  Volunteers can email Volunteer Coordinator Dana Deats at to learn more about volunteer opportunities for this event.



Gift Ideas for Teens:

  • Gift Cards $25 value: Walmart, Target, Marshall’s, Ross, Academy
  • Blow dryers and hair straighteners
  • Sports balls and equipment
  • Headphones, wallets, sport watches


For our youngest clients, of course, it’s TOYS, TOYS, TOYS!

All donations should be new and unwrapped. No toy guns, knives or violent toys please.


For our infant – 3 year olds, we suggest:

  • Riding toys
  • Educational and interactive toys
  • Playsets (Fisher Price Little People, Tea Party, Doctor)
  • Classic wooden blocks and Duplo blocks


Popular brands: Disney, Leap Frog, Baby Einstein, Yo Gabba Gabba,

Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Paw Patrol


For our 4 to 11 year olds, we suggest:

  • Building sets (Legos, K’nex)
  • Remote control vehicles
  • Sports balls and gear
  • Large play sets (farm, tea party, play house, cars)
  • Scooters, skateboards and safety gear
  • Drawing/arts and crafts sets, jewelry making kits


Popular brands: Disney, Pixar, Nickelodeon, Calico Critters, Fisher Price, Hello Kitty


For Families:

  • Board games, books and puzzles


Please join us for Donation Drop-off Day on December 11 from 10am-1pm at 1010 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019


For questions, please refer to our Holiday Gift Express FAQ