Donate Items

Every item donated ensures more resources for our kids.

Accepting Donations Monday – Friday (9AM-5PM)

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. Please feel free to contact us at 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.

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

Art Supply Drive

Tabletop easles


Paint brushes

Acrylic paint

Painting canvases (all sizes)

Colored pencils / Crayons

Sketching pencils

Blank white greeting cards & envelopes

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)

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)

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

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.
  3. Feel free to call/email Kayli Jones (502-458-1171 ext 113, or Development ( 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.