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. 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 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 can 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

FURNITURE: With families moving to housing, we often need items like kitchen tables, dressers, chairs, floor lamps, etc. Before donating, we need a picture of the item(s) sent to

BABY ITEMS: From time to time, we need items for new mothers and babies. Examples of items needed are pack n’ plays, car seats, etc. (We do not accept cribs at this time.) Before donating, please contact us at to confirm the current needs we have for baby items. 

GIFT CARDS: We appreciate gift cards to Target, and other stores that carry items we frequently need. Gift cards allow us to purchase needed items, cut down on storage of items and allow us to give them to families to pick out their own items.

GAS CARDS: Gas gift cards are a great way to support a Safe Haven family. We can give these out to families to help with the cost of gas.

LINENS: Beds-in-a-bag are ideal (twin and full). We need: twin and full size sheet sets, twin (appropriate colors for kids) and full size (appropriate colors for adults) comforter sets, pillows, wash cloths, bath towels and kitchen towels. All linens, towels and pillows should be new due to health codes and for ease in storage.

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

HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS: Unopened 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, Pine Sol, liquid dish wash soap, dishwasher tabs, bleach, plastic gloves, large 55 gallon trash bags, new brooms, dust pans and mops

APPLIANCES: Vacuum cleaners, washer and  dryer, microwaves (under $100)

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

Thank you for assisting with the needs of the families we serve and for your support of Safe Haven Family Shelter!


We have a need for some specific toys for our Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Toys used in PCIT are ones without rules that encourage creativity. If you can donate any of these toys (brand new), please contact to schedule delivery. Feel free to order them online and have them delivered to the attention of Hannah Evans.
  • Lincoln Logs

  • Play sets (e.g. doctor)

  • Mr./Ms Potato Head

  • Play Doh

  • Legos

  • Duplo blocks

PCIT is a therapeutic intervention that involves both the parent and the child together. It is designed to strengthen the bond that already exists between the two and to equip the parent with additional skills in how to respond to their child’s problematic behavior. More info on PCIT here.

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:

  • clothes
  • used mattresses
  • used toys
  • used pillows
  • no used kitchen dishes or pots
  • used potty seats
  • televisions