Your donations directly support the care of victims and families under the care of Bedford Domestic Violence Services as well as Domestic Violence programs. We accept monetary donations (cash/check/PayPal), as well as items from our wish list.
Please note: to donate items from our wish list, call 540-587-0970 first to schedule a drop-off time.
Make checks payable to the Bedford DV Coalition, and mail to PO Box 1044, Bedford, VA 24523. You can also donate online though the PayPal link below:
DONATION WISH LIST
Bedford Domestic Violence Services is very grateful for all the support and help we receive. As we continue to serve our community our needs are expanding. Below is a list of items needed at this time for our clients.
Non-perishable food items: dry beans, rice, noodles, cereals, oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, syrup, salt, pepper, cooking oil, cake mixes, icing, brownie mix.
Canned meats: tuna, chicken, ham, Vienna sausages, canned salmon, corned beef hash.
Canned fruits and vegetables: all types
Boxed Juices: all types
Gift Cards: $10, $15, $20 valued at Wal-Mart, Food lion, and Dollar General.
We have many clients in shelter that receive SNAP benefits (food snaps). Most people in the community do not realize that only food products can be purchased with food stamps. And as any know there are a number of items essential to running a household that are not edible. Laundry detergent, fabric softener, household cleaning supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, sandwich bags and even trash bags are important in keeping a house running. These items are necessary to keeping the shelter operating smoothly, and are also provided to families to as they leave shelter to set up their new homes. We rely on the generosity of the community for all of these items. These supplies are not in the current budget.
We need donors that provide personal hygiene products such as shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap, lotion, makeup, feminine hygiene products and toothpaste, toothbrushes for each family. As you can imagine the shelter is frequently full of children, so there is an ongoing need for diapers, baby wipes, baby shampoo, baby lotion, and diaper rash ointment.
Towels, washcloths, bed sheets, pillows, and rugs help make moving into a new place feel more like a home. Kitchen supplies such as toasters, coffee makers, dish drainers, silverware, and utensils are almost always needed.
Used cell phones are provided to women in case they need to make 911 calls. You can call the office to find drop off location for the used cell phones.
The staff of Bedford Domestic Violence Services would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has made this program a personal mission. You can be sure that the women and children you help are truly grateful.
If you have any questions feel free to call the donations coordinator, Lisa Bailey, at (540) 587-0970. She can provide details for drop off days and times.