The Holidays are Coming…and that means at Haven we are getting ready for our annual gift room!

The holidays can be a difficult time for women, children and families who are facing domestic violence, financial difficulties and homelessness. Every December, our gift room opens up for clients of Haven. Every client who visits the gift room has the opportunity to personally SHOP (for free!!) for items for themselves and their families. This process of choosing items helps to give a sense of dignity and joy to our clients and their children. As we begin to prepare for this busy time, there are some items that we could use your help with. We ask that all donated items be new and unwrapped.

Here are some suggestions:

 books for women and children

 journals & art supplies

 good quality toiletry items (soaps, fragrance, cosmetics, hair products, etc)

 toys for all ages  gifts for teen boys and girls  cozy socks & slippers, robes & pj’s

 accessories

 gift cards for local businesses

 bus passes

Items can be dropped off at our Community Services Building at 2270 Labieux Rd Monday-Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

If you are able to provide any of the above items for our Gift Room or if you would like to help out in another way, please contact our Resource Development department at 250-756-2452 or e-mail