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.

PLEASE NOTE: Check the attached Needs List or call the Donation Center before bringing it. Haven of Rest has limited storage, and there are some items we are unable to use.  For more information, please call or email Jonathan Iaconis, Clothing Coordinator at: 330-535-1563 or by email

Current needs


    • Pants (especially sizes 28-36 waist)
    • Boxers (all sizes NEW any color but white)
    • Socks
    • Pajama pants and shirts
    • Reading glasses
    • Toasters/ mixers
    • Men’s, Women’s and Children’s coats (all sizes)
    • Twin bedding


    • Size 5 diapers
    • Disinfecting wipe (not alcohol based)
    • Diapers – size 5 & 6
    • Pull-ups for girls 4T/5T
    • Pull-ups for boys 4T/5T and 5T/6T
    • Children’s toothpaste
    • Hats, gloves & mittens in children’s sizes


    • hair conditioner
    • hair grease w/olive oil/ Jam hair gel/ hair lotion with shea butter
    • bras (new)
    • women underwear sizes 6, 7, 8 (new)
    • body wash
    • facial tissue
    • deodorant (aerosol and solid)
    • Women’s 2X and bigger for tops, bottoms and hoodies


    • Disinfecting wipes
    • Regular and Decafe coffee
    • can tomato sauce, diced tomatoes
    • individual snack cakes, and fruit cups- for the lunches we pack for the dayroom
    • Salad dressings
    • Instant oatmeal
    • hot chocolate
    • spaghetti sauce and regular tomato sauce
    • canned fruit

    Home improvement store gift cards: Lowes, Home Depot and any Garden Center

    ♥Thank you so much for your help with these needs♥


        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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