Donation of Goods

The Haven’s aim is to utilize every donation that is made to us in the best way possible. All of our offices are furnished with recycled office furniture, file cabinets, etc. Homes utilize recycled house wares, and our other programs utilize recycled equipment.

Although The Haven will accept most donations (house wares, garden tools, furniture, etc), we do not have storage facilities for items for which we do not have an immediate need. In addition, most pick-ups can only be made on Thursday or Friday, utilizing a pickup truck and trailer. An appropriate acknowledgement will be sent to the donor. However, it will be the responsibility of the donor to assign a fair market value to items for tax purposes.

Each department within the agency is requested to keep a wish list of items which they feel are needed or which would be useful within their department. Wish Lists will be consulted to determine an immediate need within any department. We will make every effort to find a home for donations before they are accepted.

Donation of Equipment

Donations of equipment such as mowers, computers, power washers, etc. may be made to any department at any time that said equipment is needed or can be used within that department. The recipient department will be responsible for completing a Donation Record form. The value assigned for equipment will be the “fair market value.” The Accounting office will receive a copy of the Donation Record, and if the item meets our agency’s criteria for equipment, it will be put into the asset management system. An appropriate acknowledgement will be sent to the Donor.

Donation of Services

Donations of services such as painting, electrical, plumbing, etc. may be made to any department at any time that said services are requested. The recipient department will be responsible for completing a Donation Record form. The value assigned for such services would be the “fair market value” for time and supplies utilized. An appropriate acknowledgement will be sent to the Donor.

To mail in your donation(s) please use the following address:

The Haven
Attn: Business Office
4405 DeSoto Road
Sarasota, FL 34235