Donation Drives

Every item donated ensures more resources for our kids.

From our founding day in 1950, Boys & Girls Haven has relied on the generosity of our community to provide for the physical needs of the children and young adults in our care. Every item donated ensures we are able to put more money directly toward the healing, education, and enrichment our kids need to grow and thrive.

See below for some of our most needed items. We also have seasonal drives (Winter Gear, School Supplies, etc.) Please feel free to contact us at development@boyshaven.org with any questions about ongoing or seasonal drives.

As a note, we can only accept NEW items for our young people. We cannot accept used clothing, sheets, blankets, or household goods at this time.

Drop-Off Instructions: 
  1. To help us deliver your donations to our kids as quickly and efficiently as possible, we would be grateful if you could fold items, transport them in boxes (not bags), and label boxes by item.
  2. Donations can be dropped off at the administration building at Boys & Girls Haven (2301 Goldsmith Lane, Louisville, KY 40218) during business hours…Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM. If you’d like to drop-off donations in East Louisville, please deliver them to Nadine Brewer (11604 E Osage Road, Louisville KY 40223). **Please contact Nadine to arrange a drop-off. She can be reached at 502-262-6134.
  3. Feel free to call/email Kayli Jones (502-458-1171 ext 113, kjones@boysandgirlshaven.org) or Development (development@boysandgirlshaven.org) to schedule a drop-off time at BGH’s campus. **Unscheduled walk-ins are still welcome during business hours​​** 
  4. When you arrive on BGH’s campus:
    1. Park in either parking lot (see map below).
    2. Enter through the front door of the Administration Building and let the receptionist know you have donations – and someone will help you carry them inside.
    3. Request an in-kind donation slip for your taxes.
    4. Receive a hug from grateful BGH employees!
Please use the front entrance of the BGH Administration Building (pictured below) when you arrive to drop off donations.

Back to School Drive

  • Backpacks
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • 1-inch binders
  • Dividers
  • 2 pocket folders
  • Markers
  • Pens
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Permanent markers
  • Highlighters
  • Glue sticks
  • Liquid glue
  • Pencil pouches/boxes
  • Safety scissors
  • Tissues
  • Composition & Spiral Notebooks

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Apartment Drive

  • Dish sets
  • Cookware
  • Cooking utensils
  • Silverware
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • General apartment supplies
  • Soaps
  • Bath and hand towels
  • Trash bags
  • Broom/dustpans
  • Tissues
  • Waste baskets
  • Laundry basket
  • Laundry detergent

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Bedding and Towel Drive

  • Bath towels & wash cloths
  • Weighted blankets
  • Standard size pillows
  • Twin / Twin XL size sheets & pillowcases
  • Twin / Twin XL size comforters
  • Twin / Twin XL size vinyl mattress protectors

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Hygiene and Beauty Drive

  • Men’s & women’s shampoo & conditioner
  • Men’s & women’s deodorant
  • Facial cleanser
  • Facial moisturizer
  • Over-the-counter acne treatment
  • Tooth paste / brushes and floss
  • Hand & body lotion
  • Combs & brushes
  • Moisturizing lip balm
  • Nail polish & polish remover
  • Makeup (all skin tones)

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Socks & Undergarment Drive

  • Men’s white crew shirts
  • Men’s white tanks
  • Women’s camisoles
  • Sports Bras
  • Women’s socks (no show, ankle, boot, etc.)
  • Men’s socks (no show, ankle, crew, etc.)
  • Women’s underwear (bikini, briefs, boy short, etc.)
  • Men’s underwear (boxers or briefs)

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Equine Program Drive

  • Dumors Maintenance Equine Feed
  • Purina Cat Food
  • Mazuri Minitaure Pig Feed for Adults
  • Guinea Pig Feed
  • Small Animal Timothy Hay
  • Oxbow Essentials Adult Rat Food
  • Wood Chews for Small Animals
  • Dumors Chicken Layer Feed
  • Pine Pellet & Aspen Shaving Bedding
  • Equine Fly Spray
  • Trace Mineral Salt Block for horses
  • Himalayan Salt Block for horses
  • Equine Dewormer
  • Vetericyn Plus All Animal Wound Care
  • Tractor Supply or pet store gift cards

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Art Supply Drive

  • Tabletop easles
  • Newsprint
  • Paint brushes
  • Acrylic paint
  • Painting canvases (all sizes)
  • Colored pencils / Crayons
  • Sketching pencils
  • Blank white greeting cards & envelopes

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