Winter Gift Bags 2023

Gift Bags for DC Shelter Residents

On January 1, 2024, Restore Hope will be delivering Winter Gift Bags to residents at a women’s shelter in Washington, DC. We are preparing a total of 170 bags. Scroll down to see how you help make this gift of warmth, joy, and hope possible!

Gift Bag items

Financial Donations

Click here to help sponsor gift bags for shelter residents. You can also create a fundraiser to invite your family and friends to join you in sponsoring bags! Each gift bag costs just $5 and will contain:

  • Fuzzy socks
  • Hand Warmers
  • Lip Balm
  • Lotion
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Cookies
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Note of Encouragement
  • Information about Restore Hope
Write Notes of Encouragement

Each gift bag will contain a note of encouragement for the woman who receives it. We invite you to submit notes to be included in the bags! These notes can be hand-written or typed. You are welcome to use small cards. This is a great activity for the family – ladies love receiving notes/artwork from kids!

We ask that all notes be submitted no later than December 28, 2023. Please be sure to allow time for mail to be processed and delivered! Typed notes can be emailed to Hand-written notes and cards can be sent to:

Restore Hope, Inc., c/o Kathryn Morris, 1230 Independence Ave SE, Apt B, Washington, DC 20003

Click on an image below to see example notes!

Volunteer Your Time

We are looking for volunteers to help us as we continue to build our resource database for women experiencing homelessness! This is a remote opportunity – no matter where you live or your skill set there is something you can do to help. Specific needs include researching organizations, conducting follow-up information gathering research/phone calls, data entry, and proofreading.

If you are interested in helping with this project, please complete our volunteer application or send an email to

Help Spread the Word

Help tell your family and friends about our work! You can share our social media posts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) and fundraising campaign, or create a fundraiser to invite others to join you!