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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Holiday Gift Drive for Domestic Violence Victims

We can do something to help Montgomery County families who are struggling with the pernicious effects of domestic violence and trying to make ends meet. Here’s how to make the holidays a little brighter for these families:

  1. Donate gift cards of $10 to $50 from stores like Target, Marshalls, Kohl’s, Safeway, or Giant.
  2. Make checks -- of any amount -- out to “FJC Foundation” (Montgomery County Family Justice Center). Designate “Safe Start” in the memo line if you want the money to go to the children’s counseling program. 

Donations can be dropped off at Cathy Wolf’s house: 7624 Lynn Drive, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (please put in basket in carport) or Quynh Tran’s house: 7203 Ridgewood Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. You can also take your donation to the Town Office on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday at 4301 Willow Lane. The deadline is Friday, December 23, but donations will be accepted gratefully at any time of year. Please note that checks received before December 9 will be deposited by December 23. Checks received from December 10 to December 23 will be deposited by January 15. If you want to receive a tax-deductible receipt, please include your name and email. 

Beneficiaries of your generosity are clients of the Montgomery County Family Justice Center and Chesapeake Counseling (Safe Start). One hundred percent of the donations are applied to direct service. There are no administrative costs. Questions? Email Cathy at or Quynh Tran at  

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