Help us serve more and save more this Holiday Season! Survivors of  Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking will find peace and safety this Christmas at  HER Shelter.  The holiday season is an exciting time at the H.E.R. Shelter  Our staff works extra hard to make sure that those families who are living in the shelter have the best holiday that we can provide for them.

There are many ways you can help!   

  • You can adopt a child or a family,.  Just call our special holiday line at 757-372-5808,  You can also email our holiday elves.
  • You can purchase a gift through our amazon wishlist.  
  • Purchase a gift from our virtual wishlist and drop it off at a location listed below.
  • Make a donation for a staff member  to purchase a gift by texting HERHOLIDAYS to 44-321 or by clicking HERE:  https://www.aplos.com/aws/give/HelpandEmergencyResponseInc.  Once in the donation portal, scroll down and select Gifts of Joy/Silent Nights.

We ask that all gifts be turned in by December 13th so we can begin to prepare of Wonderland Gift set up.

Learn More about HER through this video!

Donation Drop Box Locations

Did you select an item form the virtual wish list or did you pick something up while you were our Christmas shopping?  Gifts can be dropped off at any of the locations below.

Gifts of Joy Donation Box Locations


Mercer -150 West Main Street Norfolk


Apogee - 501 Independence Parkway Suite 108 Chesapeake


ServPro of Virginia Beach -- 2633 Production Road,Virginia Beach


New Creation United Methodist Church -4320 Bruce Rd Chesapeake


AllState Insurance -3235 Bridge Rd,Suite 7 Suffolk


AllState Insurance -3115 Western Branch Blvd Chesapeake


AllState Insurance - 1369 S. Military Highway Chesapeake


MiCar Collision Center- 928 Ventures Way Suite 101 Chesapeake


ServPro of Portsmouth - 3530 Airline Blvd. Portsmouth


Starbucks - 249 Hanbury Rd E #100, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Starbucks - (940 Cedar Rd Suite 101, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Starbucks - 1746 Sentinel Dr, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Starbucks - 5232 Providence Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Starbucks - 3376 Princess Anne Rd Suite 209, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Starbucks - 3917 Holland Road #101, Virginia Beach, VA 23452


Starbucks – 1221 Battlefield Blvd N. Chesapeake, VA 23320


Items can also be dropped off to our RESTORE Homeless Shelter, 1900 Columbus Ave, Portsmouth. Please call 757-392-2167 to confirm a drop off time.

Please drop off your gifts by December 13, 2019