Over the holidays the Helping Services’ Domestic Abuse Resource Center (DARC) staff work with clients to identify the wants and needs for them and their children to have a wonderful holiday season through The Giving Project. The gift requests ranged from a car seat to nerf guns and everything in between. Clients are grateful that this is available to them and makes it possible to help them have a joyful holiday season.
Due to the generosity of businesses and individual donors the DARC team was able to deliver gifts to 28 parents and 76 children! This is the highest number of gifts provided to children in The Giving Project history. We are grateful for each donor and what they were able to provide to these families.
Year-round our DARC team serves seven counties in northeast Iowa and has clients with needs such as gas gift cards, grocery store gift cards, and basic health items as they are transitioning to a safe environment. Please check out the DARC pantry greatest needs by clicking here and consider making a donation.
Our 24-hour resource line is available for anyone experiencing domestic violence. Give our staff a call at 1-800-383-2988.