May Baskets Collection

Domestic violence doesn’t spare any social or economic class, and so our clients represent varied backgrounds. Some of our clients have significant financial resources, social connections, and successful careers. For others, poverty presents an additional barrier to getting back on their feet.

Many of our clients experiencing poverty are able to receive public assistance, such as WIC and SNAP. But did you know that you cannot use public assistance funds to purchase feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, toothpaste, and many other daily necessities?

Center for Women in Transition aims to fill this gap through our annual May Baskets campaign. We are asking for your help to help collect these essential items for our clients in need. Our goal is to provide each family with a laundry basket filled with toiletries, household cleaning products, laundry detergent, and more.

We are accepting laundry baskets and product donations at Center for Women in Transition’s Holland Program Center through the month of May. We appreciate donations of any size, so please consider participating in this special campaign.

For a list of needed items, click here.  For a map to our Holland Program Center, click here.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Sherry Martens at (616) 494-1747 or

Thank you for considering –


Postal Food Drive

May 19, 2018

The Holland-area will host its annual Postal Food Drive on Saturday, May 19, 2018. This yearly event sees thousands of white bags delivered to local households, who are encouraged to fill the bags with non-perishable foods and set them next to their mail box. Pick-up of the food is coordinated by the U.S. Postal Service and local nonprofits.


Reach for the Stars 2018 a Success

Thank you for attending Reach for the Stars!

The event raised over $130,000 this year! Thanks to all our sponsors and those who attended. We look forward to another great event next year.