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Now through the end of December you can help the families in our shelter with donations of non-perishable food items as well as gifts for the holiday season.

AVDA's Holiday Wish List - Click here to view and download
(New Items Only Please)

General Holiday Needs: Wrapping paper, gift tags, scotch tape, ribbons and bows and batteries of all sizes.

Holiday Cheer: Store bought cookies, candy, and other non-perishable holiday food items to be distributed to the children and Moms while they “shop” in our holiday store.  Small holiday decorations, miniature trees, Menorahs, etc. 

Our holiday “store” opens at the end of November.


Babies Under Age 1

  •  Rattles

  •  Bath Toys

  •  Soft Stuffed Animals

  •  Push and Pull Toys

  •  Bibs, Blankets

  •  Clothing

Toddlers 1-3 Years

  • Sorting/Nesting Toys

  • Blocks

  • Musical Toys

  • Pop Up Toys

  • Stacking Rings

  • Shape Sorters

Preschoolers 4-5 Years

  • Basic Board Games

  • Dress Up – Pretend Costumes

  • Clay, non-toxic art supplies

  • Dolls

  • Cars and Trucks

6-8 Years

  • Sports Equipment

  • Legos

  • Construction Toys

  • Dolls and Doll Clothing 

  • Doll Accessories/Houses

  • Age appropriate Games

  • Action Figures

  • Clay, non-toxic art supplies

Pre-teens 9-12 Years

  • Sports Equipment

  • Legos/Building Toys

  • Dolls and Doll Clothing 

  • Board Games

  • Action Figures

  • Clay, non-toxic art supplies

  • Craft Kits (Jewelry, Beads,        accessories)

Teens 13-17 Years

  • Sports Equipment

  • Jewelry and Accessories

  • Make-Up Kits

  • Gift Cards (Best Buy, Bath & Body Works, Wal-Mart, Sports Stores, Book Stores)

  • Non-Toxic Art Supplies

  • Movie Passes


Moms: Make-up Kits, Body Lotions, Perfumes, Gift Cards  to Publix, Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, Walgreens and Visa Gift Cards (can be used anywhere). Nightgowns, PJs, Slippers, Movie Passes, Wallets, and Purses.

Please note that we cannot accept toy guns or toy weapons of any kind including Nerf Guns and water pistols, violent DVDs or books.  Also, we are unable to accept homemade baked goods or homemade food items.  All food items must be store bought.

Thank you!