Find out more about our holiday giving programs to support our clients and their families throughout Thanksgiving and Christmas. You can help fulfill a wish list, provide a holiday meal, volunteer to wrap gifts or host a donation drive or holiday festivity to support those affected by domestic violence.
Donations are essential to help with funding our daily operations throughout the year, including the holiday season when utility bills increase. Our Safe Houses are usually at full capacity over the holidays as this is often a time of year when family stress piles up, finances are tight and these frustrations lead to violence at home. In a year, the Marjaree Mason Center serves over 5,600 adults and children affected by domestic violence and we are proud that 85 cents from every dollar goes directly to support our client services. You can support our efforts by making a donation online or mailing a check addressed to: Marjaree Mason Center, 1600 M Street, Fresno, CA 93721.
Through our Trees of Hope program, we ask the community to fulfill holiday wishes for those affected by domestic violence. Christmas trees are decorated throughout the community with holiday wish tags which include items that our clients have requested. Play Santa this holiday season and select a holiday wish tag from one of our trees. Please bring gift unwrapped with the holiday wish tag attached and deliver it to our downtown administration building location (1600 M Street, Fresno) by Dec. 19th, and make someone’s holiday wish come true!
This year our Trees of Hope will be set up beginning November 21st, at the following locations:
- Fashion Fair Mall
- Sierra Vista Mall
- Edwards Theatre in River Park
From December 1 - 25, 2016 we will host "The 25 Days of Giving" and feature a different item from our Amazon Wish List on our Facebook page each day. You can easily click on the link and purchase the item(s) from Amazon and have them shipped directly to our office with just a few clicks! Holiday shopping has never been so easy! Some of the items on our wish list include linens, towels, cookware, paper products, underwear and more. We have wishes waiting to be fulfilled for every donor's budget. Follow our Facebook page to keep up with MMC this holiday season!
Marjaree Mason Center safe houses are consistently full during the holiday season. Help make sure our most needed items are continually stocked, allowing us to best serve victims of domestic violence. Some items that are constantly in need include brand new linens and pillow, towels, economy size shampoo/conditioner, and diapers/baby products. If you or your group are interested in hosting a donation drive this holiday season, please contact Lorena Moreno, Donor Relations Coordinator - (559) 487-1317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We also welcome general gift donations from the community to make sure every person we serve gets a holiday gift. Donate brand new toys and clothing for girls and boys, newborn to 17 years old; or help mom feel beautiful again with brand new beauty products and accessories. Due to the nature of our agency, we will not be accepting toy guns or toys that promote violence.
Donations are accepted at our downtown location (1600 M Street) Monday - Friday between 8:30am- 4:30pm.
Some groups or businesses – large and small - hold events of their own to benefit victims of domestic violence. For example, annual toy drives, children's Christmas parties, wine tastings, golf tournaments and hosted parties – all to benefit the Marjaree Mason Center. To host a Fundraiser this holiday season complete our Fundraising Commitment Form and submit it to Lorena Moreno, Donor Relations Coordinator – email@example.com. All signage with MMC logo must be approved prior to the event.
Because the holidays are our busiest time of year, we need all hands on deck helping to manage the incoming donations, wrap and deliver gifts to those in need, and help advocate for domestic violence victims. If you are interested in giving your time to the Marjaree Mason Center this holiday season, please contact Lorena Moreno, Donor Relations Coordinator at 559.487.1317 or firstname.lastname@example.org