Takoma Park Police Collecting Items to Donate to Domestic Violence Victims

The Takoma Park Police Department has begun a drive to collect care packages and individual items to be donated to those victims of domestic violence and/or their children who may be in critical need, the department announced.

The month-long effort is being conducted in partnership with the county’s Family Justice Center Foundation in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month.

“Emergency care packages provide brand new toiletries and personal care items for each survivor of domestic violence and their children who walk through the doors of the Family Justice Center to receive services,” the announcement reads. “Brand new stuffed animals, games, toys and books are also provided to every child who goes to the Family Justice Center. Please note that items donated should be new and unopened, if applicable.”

The department lists some examples of care kits for specific groups, including:

  • Men/Teen Boys: men’s grooming products, toiletry items, and comb/brush
  • Women/Teen Girls: feminine products, toiletry items, and comb/brush
  • Make-up Kit: small compact mirror, make-up, and comb/brush
  • Kids: toiletry items, stuffed animal, book, comb/brush, coloring book and crayons
  • Babies: baby wipes, toiletry items for babies, stuffed animal, children’s book, baby blanket, onesie, and hairbrush for infants
  • Toddlers: toiletry items for young children, stuffed animal, book, coloring book and crayons, and comb/brush
  • School Supplies Kits: backpack and school supplies (notebooks, pens, pencils, coloring pencils, markers, lined loose leaf paper, binders, ruler, calculator, pen/pencil bag, etc.)
  • Winter Kits: coat, hat, scarf, gloves, pack of tissues and Chapstick.

Individual items are also being accepted and a complete list of needs is on the announcement page.

Donations can be dropped off in the first floor lobby of the city building at 7500 Maple Ave. from now until Nov. 4.

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