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 Fruits
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Creamed Soups (for cooking)
  • Assorted Soups
  • Dried Beans (great northern, pinto, etc.)
  • Sloppy Joe Sauce
  • Pre-Sweetened Cereals
  • Pasta/Noodles
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Boxed Au Gratin & Scalloped Potatoes
  • Canned Tuna
  • Coffee
  • Tea – (regular)
  • Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Ice Tea Mix
  • Pre-Sweetened Kool-Aid
  • Punch Mix
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Salsa
  • Baked Beans
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Instant Soup Cups
  • Snack Items (indiv bags chips, cookies, Little Debbie cakes, etc)

Also needed are:

  • Girl’s Socks
  • Women’s Colored Undergarments
  • Women’s Ankle Socks
  • Women’s Disposable Razors
  • Women’s Body Wash
  • Hairbrushes
  • Men’s Pants – Sizes 28-34
  • Men’s Shirts – Size Small
  • Men’s Boxer Shorts
  • Twin Sized Bed Sheets


  • 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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