40 Ways to Give

For our 40th annniversary, here are 40 ways you can give to the women, children and youth who come to Haven’s transition or safe houses and who use our services.

Your donations go a long way to helping the women and their families feel supported by their community. Your helpful actions contribute to the Positive Social Response we want to provide to all women who experience gender based and power based violence.

FOOD

1. Healthy snacks for children, youth and women

2. Dried goods for our pantry

CLOTHING

3. Pajamas for children, youth and women

4. Socks and underwear and children, youth and women

TOILETRIES

5. Toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste and deodorant) for children, youth and women

6. Hair brushes for children, youth and women

7. Cosmetics for women

 

LINEN

8. Bath towels, hand towels and facecloths for children, youth and women

9. Linen and blankets for children, youth and women

 

GIFT CERTIFICATES & TRANSPORTATION

10. Bus tickets for women and children

11. Gift certificates for gas

12. Gift certificates for groceries, movies, hair salons, stores (Walmart, Chapters, Winners/HomeSense, drug stores, Woodgrove Mall), and activities (Romper Room, bowling, Parks and Rec)

 

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

13. New or used cell phones with their chargers

14. Books for children, youth and women

15. Games for children and youth

ART & WRITING SUPPLIES

16. Markers (thick and thin)

17. Pens and pencils

18. Construction paper and poster board

19. White paper

20. Glue sticks

21. Scissors for children, youth and women

22. Journals for children, youth and women

Thank You!

Please note that we are unable to issue tax receipts for the above items. We are able to issue tax receipts for monetary donations of $20 or more, with a processing time of four to six weeks.

 

When purchasing items, please keep in mind that Children are birth to 12 years old and Youth are 13 – 18 years old.

 

No used items please; we only accept new products. We suggest that you bring your gently used items to the Friends of Haven Thrift Store, a privately owned business, separate from Haven Society, that offers gift certificates to Haven clients, accepts donations for Haven in their Wishing Well, and donates a small portion of their profit to Haven Society​.

SUPPLIES FOR PEACE PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

23. Polished stones, gems, jewels and jars

24. Duotangs

25. Affirmation cards

26. Spirit animal cards

27. Various small balls

ITEMS FOR CARE KITS & WOMEN’S COUNSELLING

28. Plain boxes from the dollar store

29. Items for women to decorate the plain boxes for their care kits: feathers, gems, ribbon, Oprah magazines (to cut out pictures), beautiful paper

30. Unscented candles

31. Nice soap

32. Small containers of bubble bath (Ombra works well)

33. Chocolate or tea (individually wrapped)

34. Small containers of bubbles to blow (to remember to breathe)

35. Small container of playdough (for grounding)

36. Essential oils, like lavender and mint for calming and grounding

37. Small colouring sheets and pencil crayons

38. Affirmation cards

39. Pillows

40. Scarves

NOTE RE CELL PHONES

We can only accept newer smart phones that are 4G (touch screen). 

Crisis Line: 250-756-0616

Toll-free: 1-888-756-0616

Community Services Building

Phone: 250-756-2452

Fax: 250-756-2414

haven@havensociety.com

2270 Labieux Rd.

Nanaimo, BC

Mailing Address:

Box 37086, 38-3200 Island Hwy

Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N4

Registered Charitable Number:

119261105 RR0001

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Haven Society would like to acknowledge that we operate on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.