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Donate Goods

Our needs are great. Since most of our residents come to us with very little, there is a constant need to purchase personal care items for these families. We also need household items to maintain our house, and food to provide meals to our residents. We are NOT able to accept clothing, books, stuffed animals, toys or furniture.

Due to health regulations we can only accept items which are new and unopened, and not expired. Because of our limited storage space we are unable to accept donations of clothing, toys or books.

Donations can be dropped off at our community offices which are located at 2006 Bremo Road, Suite 201 (The Richmond Medical Park).  Drop off hours are Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 10am – 3pm.  If these hours don’t work for you, we can make special arrangements.  If you have any questions, please call our office at (804)249-9470 ext. 23 or email marisa@safeharborshelter.com.

NEW — With the launch of our new human trafficking shelter, we need the community’s help furnishing the shelter. Please use the provided registries to help us create a welcoming space for our clients.

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Human Trafficking Shelter Wish List:

Download the Human Trafficking Shelter Wish List

Self-Care Items

  • Packaged underwear, various sizes
  • Packaged socks
  • Sports bras, various sizes
  • Workout tops, various sizes
  • Workout shorts or pants, various sizes
  • Wrist watches

Art Supplies

  • Construction paper
  • Drawing pads (8.5 x 11″ and 12 x 18″)
  • Canvas (20 x 16″ or less)
  • Color Therapy books/Adult coloring books
  • Colored pencil sets (neon, metallic, etc.)
  • Pocket planners
  • Paint brushes
  • Watercolor painting kids
  • Oil color painting kits

Household Items

  • Cleaning products w/bleach
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Kitchen trash bags
  • Plastic wrap/Aluminum foil
  • Ziplock baggies, all sizes
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sponges
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Storage containers for under the bed

Special Needs

Often our residents arrive at our shelter with few resources and gift cards offer the opportunity to purchase needed items not readily available in our pantry.

Gift Cards

  • Burlington
  • DWS
  • Wal-Mart/Target
  • CVS/Walgreens (used for prescription meds)


Ongoing Wish List:

*denotes items that are currently in great need
**denotes linens, and must be new

No travel size items, please. While we appreciate the sentiment, our clients do not use travel size toiletries. Full size items only, please. Thank you for your kindness!

Download the Wish List

Food Items

  • Boxed Cereal
  • Oatmeal/Grits/Cream of Wheat
  • Pancake Mix
  • Pasta (variety)
  • Tomato/Spaghetti Sauce
  • Canned/Pouch Tuna/Canned Chicken
  • Rice
  • Boxed Potatoes
  • Canned Pasta (Ravioli, etc.)
  • Canned Soups
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Juice Boxes
  • Coffee, Tea
  • Corn Bread/Muffin Mix/Biscuit Mix
  • Flour, Sugar
  • Cooking Oil
  • Snack Items (crackers, cereal bars, cookies, canned fruit, etc)
  • Individual Microwaveable Meals
  • Meal boxes (Hamburger/Chicken/Tuna Helpers or Home Bakes)
  • Peanut Butter/Jelly

Art Supplies

  • Construction paper
  • Colored pencils
  • Drawing pads (8.5 x 11″ and 12 x 18″)
  • Canvas (20 x 16″ or less)
  • Foam stickers with letters/shapes
  • Journals

Household Items

  • Cleaning Products with bleach*
  • Disinfectant Spray
  • Cleaning Wipes*
  • Paper Towels*
  • Paper Plates
  • Plastic Cups
  • Kitchen Trash Bags*
  • Plastic Wrap/Aluminum Foil*
  • Ziplock baggies, all sizes
  • Toilet Paper*
  • Sponges
  • Liquid Dish Soap
  • Dishwasher Detergent*
  • Liquid Laundry Detergent*
  • Batteries, all sizes
  • Light Bulbs, all sizes
  • Towels (new or slightly used)*
  • Sheets (twin-sized)**
  • Mattress Pads (twin-size)**
  • Blankets and Comforters**
  • Bed Pillows**

**Bed Linens Must be New**

Personal Items

  • Natural Hair Products*
  • Hair Brushes*
  • Liquid Soap (no bar soups, please)
  • Feminine Products*
  • Deodorant
  • Pain Relievers
  • Cold and Cough Medicines
  • Tissues**
  • Diapers, all sizes*
  • Pull-Ups, all sizes*
  • Baby Wipes*
  • Children/Infant Motrin and Tylenol
  • Children’s Ear Thermometer

Special Needs

Often our families arrive at our shelter with few resources and/or transportation. The following wish list items enable our clients to get to work and offer the opportunity to purchase needed items not readily available in our pantry.

Gift Cards

  • Kroger/Martin’s
  • Wal-Mart/Target
  • CVS/Walgreens (used for prescription meds)

GRTC Bus Tickets

These can be purchased at Kroger Customer Service

Gas Cards

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