You’ll find all of our upcoming events below. Click on any event to get more information. We are always in need of volunteers. If there is an event that you may be able to help us with, please click here to fill out our volunteer application.

July 11, 2017

Akron Banquet

Todaro’s Party Center

1820 Akron Peninsula Rd.

Akron, OH 44313

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Dinner begins at 6:30 pm and the program will follow

We invite you to come and learn more about how God is calling Haven of Rest to serve men, women and children in need each day. The Akron Regional Banquet is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Mission, hear testimonies from people affected by Haven of Rest’s work, listen to uplifting music, enjoy a delicious meal, and take part in fellowship with old and new friends.

Rev. Kaiser shared at a recent banquet, “We have a calling and are not giving up on this generation where so many are lost and hopeless. We do what we do because in John 4:35 it says, ‘I tell you open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for Harvest.'”

Reservations are required and we ask that guests be at least 18 years of age. To save your seat, register here or contact Lynne Taylor at 330-535-1563.

Start: July 11, 2017 6:30 pm
End: July 11, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: Todaro's Party Center
1820 Akron Peninsula Road , Akron, United States

May 13, 2017

Letter Carriers Canned Food Drive

Letter Carriers Canned Food Drive

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers, who participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive — the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

Letter Carriers from Post Offices in Stow, Cuyahoga Falls, and Munroe Falls will participate in the National Letter Carriers canned food drive on Saturday, May 14. To participate, just place a box or can of non-perishable food next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers mail on the second Saturday in May. The carrier will do the rest. The food will be taken back to the post office to be delivered to Haven of Rest Ministries.

Last year, 8,147 pounds of food was collected and helped Haven of Rest get through the summer months when giving traditionally slows down.


Start: May 13, 2017 7:00 am
End: May 13, 2017 5:00 pm

April 28, 2017

Anniversary Banquet


Together: Rebuilding Lives Through Christ

Haven of Rest Ministries Anniversary Banquet will be held Friday, April 28, 2017, celebrating 74th years of ministry to poor and homeless men, women and children. The evening begins with a delicious dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Mission’s dining room and then a special program will follow in the main auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

  • Tickets are $6.00 each.

Bishop Joey JohnsonOur guest speaker is Bishop Joey Johnson, Organizer and Senior Pastor of the House of the Lord in Akron, and guest soloist Carla Davis. Together their God-given talents will glorify the Lord and be an entertaining, educational night for you and your family. The program will be centered around our 2017 banquet theme Together: Rebuilding Lives Through Christ.

To make reservations or if you have any questions please contact Lynne Taylor at Haven of Rest at 330-535-1563 or


We hope you will join us for what will be an exceptional evening!

Start: April 28, 2017 6:30 am
End: April 28, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: Haven of Rest Ministries
Phone: 330-535-1563
175 E. Market St., Akron, 44306
Cost: $6.00

March 23, 2017

Haven of Rest Ministries – Spring Banquets

Haven of Rest Ministries – Spring Regional Banquets

Together: Rebuilding Lives Through Christ

“Together: Rebuilding Lives Through Christ” is the theme for Haven of Rest Ministries regional banquets in 2017. We invite you to join us at one of our Spring Banquets.

There is no cost to attend; however, reservations are required. The banquets begin at 6:30 p.m. and we request that all attending be at least 18 years of age. At the end of the program everyone will have the opportunity to participate in our faith promise offering to help Haven of Rest continue to meet the needs of men, women, and children, who come to the Mission for help.

1st Hartville Regional Banquet
Tuesday, March 14th
2nd Hartville Regional Banquet
Thursday, March 16th
Hartville Kitchen

Medina County Regional Banquet
Thursday, March 23rd
The Galaxy Restaurant

Start: March 23, 2017 6:30 pm
End: March 23, 2017 8:00 pm

February 16, 2017 – March 24, 2017

Hope Tote


You are invited to join Haven of Rest’s special Easter outreach ministry to needy and homeless men, women and children in our communities.

The following new, regular or large size items are being collected for Hope Totes from now until Friday, March 24, 2017:

Toothbrushes and toothpaste ♦ Soap ♦ Shaving cream and disposable razors ♦ Shampoo and conditioner ♦ Deodorant ♦ Lip Balm ♦ Socks ♦ Brush and comb ♦ Shoelaces ♦ Hand or body lotion ♦ Facial tissues

Get together with your neighbors, friends, church, co-workers, school or civic organizations to fill Hope Totes for thousands of needy individuals and households. Please do not put cash in the Hope Tote bags.

You may request Hope Tote bags to fill, or receive additional information by call Haven of Rest at 330-535-1563. Your filled Hope Totes or items for the Hope Tote bags may be dropped off at:

  • Haven of Rest’s Donation Drive Thru: 207 E. Market St., Akron
  • The Galaxy Restaurant: 5 Park Center Drive, Wadsworth
  • Word of Life Church: (Dover/New Philly area), 1260 Monroe Ave. NW (suite 5C)
  • Cappabianca’s Natural Foods Market: 4946 Darrow Rd., Stow
  • Hartville Kitchen: 1015 Edison Street NW, Hartville
  • Walnut Creek Mennonite Church: 2619 Country Road 70, Sugarcreek
  • Lifeway Christian Store: 1100 30th St. NW, Canton

Gordon Foods:

  • Tallmadge: 620 West Ave. Tallmadge, OH 44278
  • Canton: 4324 Whipple Ave N.W. Canton Ohio 44718
Start: February 16, 2017 8:00 am
End: March 24, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Haven of Rest Ministries
Phone: 330-535-1563
175 East Market Street, Akron, OH, 44308, United States

December 25, 2016


All items used for Christmas must be new and full-sized

For “Kids Helping Kids”
Toys for children ages 0 – 12 years old
Gifts for teenagers
Games, Books, Art Supplies/Kits, Baby Items, etc.
Please do not wrap the donated toys
Items need to be at Haven of Rest no later than November 19th

For “Adopt-A-Family”
Please call Katrina Henry for information regarding a family and their “wish list”

For Christmas Gift Bags
We are collecting the following items for adult gift bags:
Toothbrush & toothpaste Bars of soap Hand lotion
Shaving cream Disposable razors Body lotion
Shampoo Conditioner Brushes
Deodorant Lip Balm Combs
Shoelaces Cotton swabs Facial tissue

For Children’s Gift bags:
Children’s body wash Children’s shampoo Small stuffed animal
Children’s toothbrush & toothpaste Playdough Small toy or puzzle
Bubbles School supplies

** Men’s, women’s and children’s hats, gloves, scarves, and socks to
anyone wanting them.

To Provide Christmas Gift Shopping to Haven of Rest/Harvest Home Residents

Gifts for Children ages 12 – 18 Watches – men & women Af/Am Dolls & Barbies
Ladies nightgowns (XL,XXL,XXL) Slippers – women & children Socks – men, women, children
Bibles, Cologne – men & women Men’s dress shirts & ties
Hats & gloves – men, women, children Toys & games Personal care items – men, women, children
Wrapping paper Individually wrapped candy


Start: December 25, 2016 8:00 am
End: December 25, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: Haven of Rest Ministries
Phone: 330-535-1563
175 E. Market St., Akron, OH, United States

December 6, 2016

Women’s Auxiliary

Start: December 6, 2016 10:00 am
End: December 6, 2016 2:00 pm
Venue: Haven of Rest Ministires
Phone: 330-535-1563
175 E. Market St., Akron, OH, United States

December 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Jesus Party

Start: December 3, 2016 2:00 pm
End: December 3, 2016 2:00 pm
Venue: Haven of Rest Ministries
Phone: 330-535-1563
175 E. Market St., Akron, OH, United States

November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Day

Start: November 24, 2016 8:00 am
End: November 24, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: Haven of Rest Ministries
Phone: 330-535-1563
175 E. Market St., Akron, OH, United States

November 10, 2016

Fall Open House

Haven of Rest’s

Fall Open House

Thursday, November 10, 2016

2:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Come see for yourself how the mission is changing lives every day through its Christ-centered comprehensive ministry to hundreds of people in need. Hear personal testimonies from individuals whose lives have been dramatically changed through the ministry of Haven of Rest, and face the future with renewed hope.

Tours begin at Haven of Rest’s main rescue mission building at 175 E. Market Street, downtown Akron. Ample, safe parking is available, and refreshments will be served. No reservations are needed

Mark your calendar!

Start: November 10, 2016 2:00 pm
End: November 10, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: Haven of Rest Ministries
Phone: 330-535-1563
175 E. Market St., Akron, 44309, United States