Press Release: Sanctuary for Families (NY) partners with the Global Gift Registry

For Immediate Release


New York, NY (May 21, 2020) – Sanctuary for Families, a leading New York City domestic violence service provider, has partnered with Global Gift Registry to provide essential supplies to survivors of domestic violence. Through a gift registry on, which launched this week, Sanctuary and Global Gift Registry invite donors to select items for purchase that will be shipped to Sanctuary’s shelters serving survivors of domestic violence.

The registry is the second of such launched during the COVID-19 health crisis by Global Gift Registry, a global collective of women spearheaded by Jacqueline Nickelberry who help provide essential resources to expecting women and families in vulnerable communities.

“Shelter-in-place orders mandated by the COVID-19 crisis have put into sharp focus the fact that home is not a safe place for everyone,” said Hon. Judy Harris Kluger, Executive Director of Sanctuary for Families. “As domestic violence surges and economic hardship compounds problems for those escaping an abuser, the essential items that get us through life – from cleaning supplies and food staples to baby swaddles and undergarments – are often beyond our clients’ grasps. We extend our thanks to Jacqueline Nickelberry, her team and their grassroots coalition of donors for recognizing this need and seeking to fill it.”

“Global Gift Registry started as a ‘virtual baby shower,’ steeped in a long history of women helping women. Partnering with Sanctuary for Families – an organization built on assisting people facing gender violence, is a perfect fit,” said Jacqueline Nickelberry, founder of Global Gift Registry. “We are thrilled to be utilizing our inclusive, grassroots network of women to ensure that the added challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis doesn’t prevent survivors of domestic abuse from having access to the essential items they need to keep themselves and their children secure and healthy.”

Items on the registry include items such as cleaning supplies, pantry staples, diapers, swaddles, feminine sanitary products, blankets, toys, strollers, gift cards and more. To view the registry or to make a donation, visit:


About Sanctuary for Families

Sanctuary for Families is New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. Each year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services.

About Global Gift Registry

Global Gift Registry is a global collective group of women who have taken a grassroots approach to organically provide essential resources for expecting women and families in vulnerable communities and neighborhoods. Its work is founded on the core of a *community – led* giving approach and its program is infused with the commitment and passion to see lives change one gift at a time.



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  1. Yetta Banks-Collins June 11, 2020

    She choose this day not to turn away! And neither could I.
    And so the shift began…. we got uncomfortable, we got frustrated, and just like that we started a movement!

    #icanseeyou #onesimpleactofkindnesss

    • jn270 June 11, 2020

      Thank you for working in the trenches with us. Let’s reach $1 Million Women and Children this year. 2020 is not cancelled. It is the year of growth, kindness and change!

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