Updated: May 14
The Haven is a hospitality center for the homeless population of Charlottesville. This pandemic has required them to adjust the way that they attempt to meet the needs of the homeless population in Charlottesville. The Haven is currently in need of supplies and support so that they can to continue to operate and serve the community. Jeannie Taylor, Aisha Naseem, and I, Carley Whitt, have put together a team to support the Haven during this chaotic time.
We are collecting the following material items for the Haven from April 21st to May 6th 2020:
Simple Green All Purpose cleaner (can be purchased from Lowes for $20)
Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Spray Bottle
To-go food containers or boxes with lids
Cases of water bottles
Men's underwear and undershirts
To donate material items please visit our Amazon Wish List. Select "The Haven CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA" as the shipping address. The address will automatically pop up on Amazon, and your donations will be shipped directly to the Haven. For more detailed instructions on how to purchase from an Amazon Wish List visit this link.
To give a monetary donation please Venmo @TheHavenCSSC. Your donations will go directly to The Haven and will allow the shelter the flexibility to address problems as they arise.
You will receive an email from a volunteer asking for your mailing address should you wish to receive a receipt for your generous donation to The Haven, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Other ways to help:
Advocate. Let Senators Kaine and Warner know that it’s essential to provide funds to homelessness and housing programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. An email template and more information can be found here.
Stay up to date with local community resources available to those in need, and share with friends and neighbors. SupportCville.com is a great place to start.
If you are a member of the COVID19 Student Service Corps at UVA and would like to take a more active role in The Haven Support Team, please contact team leaders Jeannie Taylor (email@example.com), Carley Whitt (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Aisha Naseem (email@example.com).