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.

September 20, 2017

Women of Compassion Tea

Women of Compassion Tea

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 11 am to 1 pm

**Deadline to register extended to September 8th**

Glenmoor Country Club
4191 Glenmoor Rd NW
Canton, OH 44718

Tickets $75

The Women of Compassion Tea will benefit Haven of Rest’s Future Story Program which prepares women for a sustainable lifestyle through social enterprise and job readiness training.

We are so excited to share tea and lunch with you while showing how women have an opportunity to learn valuable, marketable skills that can change their lives forever, including Future Story’s international award-winning Hope Fabric.

Click here to make reservations.

If you have questions contact Katrina Henry at 330-535-1563.

Start: September 20, 2017 11:00 am
End: September 20, 2017 1:00 pm
Venue: Glenmoor Country Club
Phone: 330-535-1563
4191 Glenmoor Rd NW, Canton, OH, 44718, United States
Cost: $75.00

September 13, 2017 – September 15, 2017

Seniors Riding with a Mission


               WHEN: Weds., Sept. 13 thru Fri., Sept. 15, 2017

WHERE: Rolling Hills and Lake Erie Shoreline in Northeast Ohio

To Benefit Haven of Rest Ministries

Once again seniors, Bob Young, Don Hutchison, Jack Ford, Ben Walker, Dan Minard, and  Paul Wright, all 71 years and older, will ride 150 miles to support Haven of Rest Ministries caring for the homeless and needy of our community while sharing the love of Jesus Christ.

Last year’s ride was a huge success, together they raised over $36,500.00! Over the past four years Seniors Riding With A Mission has raised over $100,000. Please consider supporting the Mission by making a per-mile financial donation of $.50, $1.00, $1.25, or whatever amount you desire or you can make a one-time gift of your choosing.

You still have time to donate, just click on Donate below.



Start: September 13, 2017 8:00 am
End: September 15, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: Rolling Hills and Lake Erie Shoreline
Northeast Ohio

September 1, 2017

Akron Rubberducks

Haven of Rest Nights at Canal Park – 2017 season

The Akron RubberDucks, “AA” affiliate of the Cleveland Indians have a set of five home games in their 2017 season to benefit Haven of Rest Ministries. Tickets ordered through Haven of Rest will cost $6.00 for game on Sat., May 27, Thurs., June 15 and Sun., July  23. All other games, which will include fireworks will cost $8.00: Sat., Aug 12, and Fri., Sept. 1.  The Mission will receive $3.00 of the ticket cost to help the ministry care for people who are homeless and hurting.

This should be an exciting season for the RubberDucks! To place your order please contact Katrina Henry at 330-535-1563 or email her at

All ticket orders must be received two weeks prior to game date.

  • Saturday, May 27,  6:35 p.m. vs. Bowie Baysox
  • Thursday, June 15, 7:05 p.m. vs. Harrisburg Senators
  • Sunday, July 23, 2:05 p.m. vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels
  • *Saturday, August 12, 7:05 p.m. vs. Binghamton Rumble Ponies
  • *Friday, September 1, 7:05 vs. Erie Seawolves
Start: September 1, 2017 8:00 am
End: September 1, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Canal Park - Akron RubberDucks
300 S Main St, Akron, OH, 44308, United States

August 3, 2017

Chick-fil-A Canned Food Drive


Thursday, August 3, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Haven of Rest and Chick-fil–A Restaurants in Summit and Stark counties are partnering to help Feed The Hungry.

Be sure to come out and bring your canned food items. Chick-fil-A will offer a coupon for one of their delicious Original Chicken Sandwiches when you donate two cans of fruit or vegetables. LIMIT ONE COUPON PER PERSON.   Haven of Rest staff and volunteers will be at each location on August 3rd to personally thank you for your donation. 

Note: To receive a coupon for this event, please bring your canned goods to one of the five participating Chick-fil-A locations listed below only. We do not have coupons at Haven of Rest.

Participating Chick-fil-A Restaurants are:

  1. Stark County’s Belden Village Mall (in the food court)
  2. Dressler Road, 5411 Dressler Rd NW, N. Canton
  3. Chapel Hill, 420 Howe Ave., Cuyahoga Falls
  4. Fairlawn, 47 Flight Memorial Dr. (off Route 18)
  5. Macedonia, 8213 Golden Link Blvd, Macedonia
Start: August 3, 2017 11:00 am
End: August 3, 2017 7:00 pm

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