Safe Haven accepts in-kind donations of items our families can use in either the shelter program or as they move into their own housing.
Unfortunately we cannot accept all donations. Due to storage, we have to limit donations to only that of which we deem current needs. Please consult our needs/wish lists below before donating as these are the only items we can take at this time. 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.)
In addition to our “current needs list” below, you can also view our Amazon wish list for examples of the types of items 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 ensures 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 [email protected] or call 615.256.8195
Current Needs List
URGENT TEMPORARY NEEDS: Diapers size Newborn – 6 with plastic unopened (especially size 6), Pull-ups size 2t, 3t and 4t, baby carriers (like the ones on our Amazon wish list), Tums (new/unopened), multi-vitamins (new/unopened), lunch boxes, water bottles (new), bilingual (Spanish/English) books for young learners.
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 [email protected].
GIFT CARDS: We appreciate gift cards to Target, Amazon.com 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: We need the following kitchen items: Pots and Pans (sets), Dinnerware sets (4 place settings), Silverware sets (4 place settings), cooking utensils, baking pans, microwaves, toasters, crock pots, etc. Please click on our Amazon Wish list for examples of the kind of items we need. We prefer new items to give our families a fresh start.
HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS: Unopened laundry detergent (high efficiency liquid detergent only), fabric softener, anti-bacterial cleaning wipes, hand sanitizer, bathroom cleaning products (for individual, not industrial large size), liquid dish wash soap, dishwasher tabs, bleach, plastic gloves, large 55 gallon trash bags, new brooms, vacuum cleaners, dust pans and mops
PERSONAL ITEMS: Hand soap, soap, body wash, maxi pads. Items should be full size. We cannot accept trial sized items.
APPLIANCES: Vacuum cleaners, washer and dryer, microwaves (under $100)
PAPER PRODUCTS: Toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, plastic/paper plates, paper napkins, plastic cups, plastic silverware
Click here to view our Amazon Wish List. This list is meant to be an example of the types of items we need. You do not need to purchase the specific items listed.
Thank you for assisting with the needs of the families we serve and for your support of Safe Haven Family Shelter!