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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, 9am – 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 or email info@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.

Target: http://tinyurl.com/hjgfocw

Bed Bath and Beyond: http://tinyurl.com/hex77yp


Ongoing Wish List:

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

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
  • Vienna Sausages
  • Spam
  • Rice
  • Boxed Potatoes
  • Canned Spaghetti, Ravioli, etc.
  • Canned Soups
  • Juice Boxes
  • Milk Cartons
  • Coffee, Tea
  • Bottled/Jug Spring Water
  • Distilled Water (for infants)
  • Muffin Mix
  • Corn Bread/Biscuit Mix
  • Flour, Sugar
  • Spices
  • Cooking Oil
  • Snack Items (cookies, crackers, cereal bars, canned fruit, etc)
  • Individual Microwaveable Meals
  • Meal boxes (Hamburger/Chicken/Tuna Helpers or Home Bakes)
  • Peanut Butter/Jelly
  • Syrup
  • Ketchup/Mustard, etc.

Art Supplies

  • Construction paper
  • Oil pastels
  • Drawing pads (8.5 x 11″ and 12 x 18″)
  • Canvas (20 x 16″ or less)
  • Foam stickers with letters/shapes
  • Glitter
  • Small paintbrushes

Household Items

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

Personal Items

  • African American Hair Products*
  • Hair Brushes*
  • Soap (bar and hand pump)
  • 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
  • Umbrellas
  • Flashlights with Batteries
  • Storage Bins

Gift Cards and Bus Tickets

Gift cards and bus tickets are extremely needed. Often our families arrive at our shelter with few resources or transportation. Bus tickets enable our clients to get to work, while gift cards offer the opportunity to purchase needed items not readily available in our pantry.

Gift Cards

  • Kroger/Martin’s
  • Wal-Mart/K-Mart/Target
  • Gas Cards
  • Dollar Tree
  • Home Depot/Lowes
  • Staples/Office Max
  • CVS/Walgreens (used for prescription meds)

GRTC Bus Tickets

These can be purchased at Kroger Customer Service


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