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Safe Haven Ministries—a nonprofit organization located in Grand Rapids, Michigan—believes in a multi-faceted approach to serving victims/survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, and preventing violence in our community. Safe Haven offers confidential emergency shelter for individuals and families, support groups, individual supportive advocacy for individuals and families who do not require shelter; and primary prevention training and outreach for the entire community. Your donation supports our mission to prevent and end relationship abuse.

Join Sustainers of Hope

Consider joining our Sustainers of Hope, a group of donors who have committed to giving a financial gift monthly. Monthly giving allows Safe Haven to plan for consistency in our budgeting, allowing us to best operate our domestic violence programs and services. As a recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s 2021 Torch Award for Ethics, you can be assured that Safe Haven stewards the resources entrusted to us to maximize community impact.

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Wish List

Thank you for supporting Safe Haven Ministries. These items directly support the individuals and families staying in our emergency safe shelter. Please see our current wish list below, or visit our Amazon wish list where you may purchase items to be shipped directly to us.

We currently accept the following items in new condition. Please reach out to us at 616-452-6664 to schedule a time to bring your donation.

Wish List

  • Amazon gift cards
  • Grocery stores (Meijer, Walmart, Target)
  • Restaurants & fast food
  • Gas gift cards
  • Uber or Lyft
Please connect with us to learn more about our most up-to-date priority wish list items.

Donation FAQs

We are not able to accept used items of any kind. Safe Haven provides only new items to survivors in an effort to confer dignity to those who have oftentimes had their dignity stripped away by abusive partners. We recommend donating used items to In the Image, a partner of Safe Haven’s that allows individuals in need to “shop” their used items free of charge.

Yes! We collect used cell phones to be recycled; the resulting funds are donated back to Safe Haven.

We accept only full-sized toiletry items.

Other Ways To Give

Consider joining our Sustainers of Hope, a group of donors who have committed to giving a financial gift monthly. Monthly giving allows Safe Haven to plan for consistency in our budgeting, allowing us to best operate our domestic violence programs and services. As a recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s 2021 Torch Award for Ethics, you can be assured that Safe Haven stewards the resources entrusted to us to maximize community impact.

Looking for a way to give back? Discover the “fun” in fundraising! Third Party Events and Fundraisers are a way for you to raise funds for a need you’re passionate about with your family,friends, coworkers, and other networks. Your skills and interests can create a giving culture in your community.

Third Party Event Guidelines  

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Check out some of our fundraising ideas below and let us know how we can help! For more information, please contact the Development Team at development@shmgr.org.

Wish List Drive: Collect items from Safe Haven’s wish list. Share our flyers and set up collection boxes at your workplace, place of worship, or another location in the community.

The Favorite Challenge: Give up one of your favorites (going out for coffee, lunch, etc.) for a month. Set the money aside that you would have spent and donate it to Safe Haven. Share about your efforts on social media!

Change for Change: Collect loose change from your purchases from a month and donate it to Safe Haven. Every donation makes a difference.

In Lieu of a Gift: Make a donation to Safe Haven in someone’s name. Safe Haven will send that person a card to commemorate your gift.

There are various ways businesses may support Safe Haven including event sponsorships, quarterly or monthly giving, year-end giving, hosting a third party fundraiser, and volunteering.

Cause Marketing is another avenue for businesses to support Safe Haven Ministries. Cause marketing allows a for-profit business and nonprofit to work together for mutual benefit. By partnering your brand with Safe Haven, you make a statement that giving back matters!

If you are interested in collaborating with Safe Haven on a Cause Marketing campaign, we invite you to reach out. To begin, please note a few of our guidelines, which will be discussed in more detail upon meeting with a staff member.

  • Until a fully executed agreement is received by the organization, use of Safe Haven’s name, logo, or any of its licensed marks is strictly prohibited.
  • Safe Haven does not endorse or promote any company’s products or services.
  • For cause-related marketing programs and promotions created to support Safe Haven, a minimum 10 percent contribution of the product or service’s retail price is recommended.
  • Please be advised that Safe Haven does not sell, loan, or distribute its mailing list or email addresses to any company or individual.
  • Safe Haven reserves the right to refuse agreements that do not uphold the mission, vision and values into our organization.
  • Safe Haven operates under the Better Business Bureau guidelines for charitable giving. These guidelines require clear disclosure to the consumer, including disclosure of the exact portion of the purchase price that will go to Safe Haven from the sale of a product or service.

Connect with our Development team at development@shmgr.org to discuss these opportunities further.

Create a Legacy through planned giving. By designating Safe Haven in your will, trust, annuities or insurance policy you will support Safe Haven into the future and honor a cause you care about.

Having a will is one of the most important things you can do to protect the people and causes you love. Planned gifts and IRA distributions may also offer tax advantages. If you are not sure how to begin, we encourage you to reach out to a financial advisor and get started!

If you are ready to designate a Legacy Gift to Safe Haven, please reach out so we can include you in our Legacy Society, an exclusive group that is dedicated to preventing and ending abuse and violence. Thank you for considering a lasting gift to Safe Haven.