Gifts for Families Escaping Violence



December 6, 2019
For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Scott Mason, Director of Marketing
816-605-7113 or

Domestic violence shelter relies on the community to provide gifts to women and children…and pets.


Kansas City, MO, December 6, 2019: Rose Brooks Center, a Kansas City-based domestic violence shelter, is collecting new, unwrapped gifts, household items, and other urgent needs at their Holiday Store location at Ward Parkway Mall through Tuesday, December 17th. The donated items will be used to provide holiday gifts and other urgent needs for adults, children, and pets living in Rose Brooks Center’s emergency shelter and offsite housing.


“Once again the holidays are coming upon us. People often ask me what it is like for families who live here in our shelter during this time of year,” Said Susan Miller, CEO of Rose Brooks Center. “What comes to mind are the two concerns I hear most, from the moms. ‘Will I be able to provide gifts for my children?’ and from the kids, ‘Will Santa be able to find me if I am not at home?’ Thanks to the generosity of donors throughout Kansas City, the answer to both of these questions is yes.”


This year’s wish list items for adults and children include: non-violent toys, pajamas, slippers, winter coats, gift certificates and much more. The store helps create a special holiday season, even during crisis, and empowers families to celebrate their lives together with a bright, safe future. For the complete Holiday Store wish list, please visit


The Holiday Store –
8600 Ward Pkwy Kansas City, MO 64114
Located between Sprint and GNC, inside the mall.
December 2 – 17, 2019
Monday thru Saturday-10am to 8pm
Sunday December 8th from noon to 5:30pm
Sunday December 15th from 11am to 7pm
Tuesday, December 17th from 10am to 6pm



Rose Brooks Center
Rose Brooks Center offers domestic violence services and programming in the Kansas City Metro area and beyond. While hundreds of individuals and pets find safety in emergency shelter, thousands more are served outside of shelter through groundbreaking community programs. Rose Brooks Center has been providing services to individuals and families since 1978.


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Rose Brooks Center

Rose Brooks Center is about saving lives. Read letters from the CEO, stories about featured programs, and more here.

Bridge Program

Serving patients experiencing domestic violence in the safety of local hospitals and clinics.

Children's Programs

Offering a wide variety of services to support the emotional and physical well-being of children who are healing from domestic violence.

Community Training

Since 2001, Rose Brooks Center has been providing quality domestic violence education to the Kansas City community and beyond.

Court Advocacy

Advocating for and guiding survivors through complex court systems.

Economic Empowerment

Helping survivors repair the effects of economic abuse through credit repair, budgeting, and education.

Emergency Shelter

Providing a safe sanctuary where individuals, families, and pets are welcomed, wrapped in support, and can begin to heal.

Employment Advocacy

Employment Advocacy includes developing job interview skills, job search, and ongoing support to survivors in maintaining employment.


Providing confidential support, information, individual safety planning, resources, and more. The 24-hour Hotline is 816-861-6100.


Helping survivors find safe, affordable housing and gain economic stability within a safe home, free from violence.

Onsite Clinic

On-site medical and healthcare services within the safety of emergency shelter.

Pet Shelter

An on-site state-of-the art pet shelter for dogs, cats, and other family pets.

Police Advocacy

Providing advocacy services for victims of domestic violence and education for officers to improve victims safety.

Project SAFE

A school-based violence prevention program working to end the cycle of domestic violence by providing support to youth dealing with violence at home or communities.


Stories about our incredible volunteers and the work they do to support our mission.