• "Haven First helped me get my life back on track" - Taegan

  • "I was rescued by a team of very dedicated caring people always ready to listen and help" - Barrie

  • "I was in a dark low place and didn't know we're to turn haven gave me a chance to find me again" - John
  • "You gave me a chance when I was pretty much out of chances, you gave me hope when I was hopeless and you gave me your time and advice when I really needed it" - Gary
    "The haven is a safe place"- John

  • "Sheltering, Supporting and Shaping Lives"

  • "You guys are a saviour"- Gary
  • "the staff are amazing people. I was greeted by people who genuinely cared about me [...] I will always be grateful"- Angie
    "The haven is a safe place"- John
  • "My father lived in your Stevenage hostel two years ago [...] he was extremely well looked after and made good friends there"- Pheobe
    "Sheltering, Supporting and Shaping Lives"

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HAVEN First WISH LIST

(updated 25th April 2022)

 

We would kindly ask that anyone currently wishing to donate items, please contact us by telephone or email first, to confirm that we are able to accept the items at that time.

 

We are always grateful for the donations we receive but the items we need does change regularly and so we may not always be able to accept certain types of donations, due to storage. If you would like to donate, please contact us by email or telephone 01438 354884 to check we are able to accept your donation at that time.

  

 

Grocery items

 

 

Toiletries 

To help those who call at the door:

  • Donations of porridge pots, pot noodles and cup-a-soups will enable us to serve something warm.

 

 

(Not travel size please)

  • Unwanted, unopened boxed toiletry gift sets

Household Goods

 

 

Misc

 

  • Single bedding: duvets, pillows (foam), mattress protectors, fitted sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases
  • Pillows (Foam)
  • Bath towels
  • New bedside lamps/desklamps
  • Small, collapsible laundry bins
  • Small waste bins
  • Shower curtains
  • Laundry detergent tablets
  • Washing up liquid
  • Crockery, cutlery and mugs
  • Disposable cups and cutlery
 
  • Playing cards
  • Stationery
  • Drawing equipment and sketch pads
  • Colouring books for wellbeing
  • Board games
  • Puzzles
  • Arts and crafts products and materials
  • Gardening supplies (please enquire for more info)
  • Wooden garden furniture

 

We also have an Amazon Wishlist, where you can purchase items for direct delivery - follow this link. Remember that by using smile.amazon.co.uk and having Haven First as your chosen charity, Amazon will make a donation to us on all eligible purchases.

 

Donations are warmly welcome at our Stevenage site on Ditchmore Lane, or our Hitchin site on Nightingale Road - please contact us in advance.

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01438 354884 (Stevenage)

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01462 435835 (Hitchin)

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