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DASACC to host free holiday shoppe for families in need of holiday help

WASHINGTON BOROUGH, NJ (Warren County) – The Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center (DASACC) of Warren County is seeking donations of new toys and games for its 10th Annual Holiday Shoppe, which provides free holiday gifts to all Warren County residents in need. Donations of $25 gift cards are also needed.

The Holiday Shoppe will be open by appointment only from Thursday, December 15 to Saturday, December 17 2022. The Shoppe has morning, afternoon, evening and weekend available for all community members and is open to the public.

“For all of us at DASACC, this is a tremendous honor to be able to respond and provide for our community”, said Jill Zinckgraf, Executive Director of DASACC.

Individuals, organizations, and businesses can reach out to DASACC by calling Penelope Griffin, Community Engagement and Funding Coordinator at 908-223-8985 or email to obtain gift suggestions and to coordinate donation drives and giving trees.

Donations will be accepted at DASACC’s Outreach Center located at 29B Broad Street in Washington Borough by appointment.

Last year, more than 300 families came to DASACC’s Holiday Shoppe event to pick out gifts for their children for the holidays. Over 1,000 holiday gifts were distributed to those in need.

For more than 30 years, DASACC has been the only agency providing services to victims of interpersonal violence throughout the greater Warren County community. In addition to the annual Holiday Shoppe, the Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County provides safe shelter and runs the 24/7 hotline and response teams. The agency also provides legal advocacy, community education and prevention, individual and group counseling in English and Spanish, and professional trainings.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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