Donate Items

Your gift-in-kind donations help Haven of Rest meet the needs of poor and homeless men, women and children. Donations should be taken to Haven of Rest’s donation drive-thru at the rear of our Client Services Center at 207 East Market St. in Akron. The donation drive-thru is completely covered from the elements. Drive-thru hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The drive-thru is closed Sunday.

Current needs


  • Canned soups
  • Coffee – regular & decaf
  • Snack items, ex-individual bags of chips, cookies, Little Debbies, granola bars
  • Canned meats-chicken and tuna


  • Twin Size Sheets
  • New or nearly new pots and pans
  • Boys and girls pants (size 2t-20)
  • Women’s flip flops


  • Men’s Pants – sizes 28-34
  • Undergarments (preferably boxers of all sizes)
  • Gift cards to garden centers to purchase plants, seeds and equipment


  • Hairbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Pajamas (L, XL, 2x,& 3x)


  • Crib Sheets
  • Baby Lotion
  • Automatic air freshener for the Nurture Center (playroom)
  • Diapers – Size 4. 5 & 6
  • Baby & Toddler Socks


  • Twin Size – Sheets, Blankets Quilts
  • Full Size Bath Towels & Hand Towels


  • 1). Women’s Day Room –  Teach Bible Study 8:00-8:30am
  • 2). Future Story – need 1 person to Teach basic sewing skills

NOTE: Clothing is distributed according to the current season. We do not mend, repair or launder donations. Please be sure your donation is clean and in season. Underwear must be new. There is a great need in all areas for larger sizes. Personal care and food items must be new and unopened.

Your Gift of $115 helps 60 people
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