In-Kind Donations

Safe Haven accepts in-kind donations of items our families can use in either the shelter program or as they move into transitional and permanent housing.

Unfortunately we cannot accept all donations. Please consult our needs/wish lists below before donating as these are the only items we can take at this time. You will see that our current needs are based on to our transition into our new building. Due to storage, we have to limit donations to only that of which we deem current needs. We appreciate your generosity as well as your understanding of our needs and storage. (Please note that we are no longer accepting donations of clothes due to lack of storage space.)towels and sheets

Below the “current needs list,” you will find a link to our Target and Amazon wish lists. Please refer to those wish lists to see the types of items that we need. It is great when donors purchase items online and have them sent to our shelter. We also accept donations in person (drop off) by appointment only. This ensure someone is present and assist you in accepting the donations. Please click here to schedule a time to donate items.

If you have any questions, please email or call 615.256.8195

Current Needs List

GIFT CARDS: Gift cards to Target, and other stores which carry items we frequently need are welcome. This allow us to purchase needed items, cuts down on storage and also allows us to give them to families to pick out their own items.

LINENS: Beds-in-a-bag are ideal (twin and full). New twin and full size sheet and comforter sets only, new pillows (must be new due to health codes), new wash cloths, bath towels and kitchen towels. All linens, towels and pillows should be new due to health codes and ease of storage.

TV’s: We need several 19-inch TVs for our Shelter.

KITCHEN ITEMS:  Please click on the wish lists below to see the kind of items we need.

HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS: Unused laundry detergent (high efficiency liquid detergent only), fabric softener, cleaning products and supplies, (i.e. Windex, Comet, Pine sol, mops, brooms, etc.) Lysol and other disinfecting products, bleach, plastic gloves, large 55 gallon trash bags, new brooms, dust pans and mops

PAPER PRODUCTS: Plates, napkins, plastic cups, toilet paper, plastic silverware, paper towels

BABY PRODUCTS: We do not need any baby items at this time.

Thank you again for thinking of the needs of the families we serve and Safe Haven Family Shelter!

Store Wish Lists and Registries

We also have wish lists and registries at several stores. Please click on the logos to the stores below to see our registries. While we have selected items to be on the lists based on our needs, you do not have to purchase the exact item, brand, etc. Feel free to purchase on line and have items shipped to Safe Haven or schedule an appointment to drop items off to us.


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Please note that we never accept the following items:


used mattresses

used toys

used pillows

no used kitchen dishes or pots

used potty seats