Wrapping Up the 2016 Holiday Store

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For more than 5 years, staff and volunteers from Clackamas Women’s Services have gathered during the week leading up to the holidays to set up displays of gifts ranging from baby blankets to headphones.  The holiday season can be an emotional, challenging for time for the families we serve, some of whom have had to make significant transitions in the past year. At our annual Holiday Store, survivors can pick out gifts and toys for their children at no cost, which helps put a safety net under the season.

Office space for CWS’ Holiday Store was generously donated by Performance Properties, Inc., a property management company based in West Linn, for the second year in a row. Below, you can check out a mini photo tour of the 2016 Holiday Store!

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A view of the Holiday Store

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Gifts for children ages 2-4

Gifts for children ages 9-12. Remote control cars and Star Wars Legos were both very popular!

Gifts for children ages 9-12. Remote control cars and Star Wars Lego Sets were both very popular!

In the background of this image you can see a shelf full of board games. In addition to their gift selections, every parent was able to pick out a game to take home to support positive family time.

In the background of this image you can see a shelf full of board games. In addition to their gift selections, every parent was able to pick out a game to take home to support positive family time.

The 2016 Holiday Store supported more than 300 children from 120 families with gifts, toys and basic needs items. This incredible result would not have been possible without the generous businesses and organizations that hosted toy and gift drives and braved icy weather to deliver gifts. We would like to send special thanks to:

Airstream Adventures NW, Arrowhead Women’s Golf Association, Benchmade Knives, Canby 4H Club, Castparts Employees Federal Credit Union, Coffman Excavation, Community of Faith Church─West Linn, Findlay Auto, Imagine Yoga Studio, Oregon City Jazzercise, Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Emergency Department , KGW Great Toy Drive, Kruse Way Rotary, Majoris Health Systems, MDC Research, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Prince of Life Church Quilt Group, Soroptimist International of Portland, St. Honore Bakery−Division, Wellsource, West Linn Police Department, Westside: A Jesus Church West Linn, Women’s Healthcare Associates−Oregon City and Women in Aviation PDX

In addition, many individuals donated directly and 28 volunteers dedicated their time to help make the program a success! Our heartfelt thanks to each and every supporter for brightening the holidays for survivors of domestic violence and their children.

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