About The Unforgotten Haven

The Unforgotten Haven is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to help the less fortunate. We work in partnership with churches and other community organizations. All of our services are provided without charge.

Project Groups

We accomplish our mission with 20+project groups. Each group has a different focus. One group feeds the homeless. Another group distributes snack packs to chemo patients. Another assists women in domestic violence shelters.

Where We Help

Most of the Unforgotten Haven's services and donations are used in our local community. However, our services are not county-based or state-based. We help wherever there is need. This includes conducting hurricane relief missions to Louisiana, North Carolina, and Florida.

Our Building

Our building is located at 100 South Black Horse Pike in Blackwood, NJ. The main level functions as a hub for volunteers and donated items. Our kitchen overflows with donated housewares. The pantry contains non-perishable food items. Our shelves hold toiletries and other supplies for our 20+ projects.

Our Leadership

Michele Gambone founded The Unforgotten Haven in December 2014. Jeanne Rodrigues first become involved in March 2015. Jeanne officially became Michele's partner on December 20, 2015. Together, Michele and Jeanne oversee the Haven's mission of helping those less fortunate.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Unforgotten Haven is temporarily putting a hold on all donations and closing the building for the time being as we assess the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it will affect our ability to accept donations and distribute them. However, we occasionally open to accept donations or to distribute food to the hungry. Follow our Facebook page to keep up with our schedule.

Because we serve many medically fragile and vulnerable populations, we want to proceed with caution so we don't put the people we seek to serve at greater risk.  Please bear with us as we decide how to proceed during this challenging time.

We are located at 100 South Black Horse Pike in Blackwood, NJ, directly across the street from Chews Florist.

The Unforgotten Haven is temporarily putting a hold on all donations and closing the building for the time being as we assess the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it will affect our ability to accept donations and distribute them. Because we serve many medically fragile and vulnerable populations, we want to proceed with caution so we don't put the people we seek to serve at greater risk.  Please bear with us as we decide how to proceed during this challenging time.

We can help with non-perishable food items and toiletries. We cannot help with bills, rent, or security deposits. We are a non-profit organization that does not receive funding.

The Unforgotten Haven is temporarily putting a hold on all donations and closing the building for the time being as we assess the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it will affect our ability to accept donations and distribute them. Because we serve many medically fragile and vulnerable populations, we want to proceed with caution so we don't put the people we seek to serve at greater risk.  Please bear with us as we decide how to proceed during this challenging time.

The Unforgotten Haven is temporarily putting a hold on all donations and closing the building for the time being as we assess the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it will affect our ability to accept donations and distribute them. Because we serve many medically fragile and vulnerable populations, we want to proceed with caution so we don't put the people we seek to serve at greater risk.  Please bear with us as we decide how to proceed during this challenging time.

We no longer accept used clothing except for prom dresses for our Something Borrowed Boutique. However, we do collect coats, gloves, hats, and scarves during the winter months.

The Unforgotten Haven is temporarily putting a hold on all donations and closing the building for the time being as we assess the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it will affect our ability to accept donations and distribute them. Because we serve many medically fragile and vulnerable populations, we want to proceed with caution so we don't put the people we seek to serve at greater risk.  Please bear with us as we decide how to proceed during this challenging time.

Yes! Volunteers are always welcome. Simply stop by during our open hours, and the manager on duty will give you a tour, and you can jump right in!

We also have ongoing events that need volunteers. Follow our Facebook page for updates.

You and your group can also volunteer to make PB&J sandwiches, snack packs for chemo, or blessing bags for the homeless. 

We typically have 20+ projects going on at one time so there is something for everyone! Check out our project groups page to see how you can help.

We serve as a hub and share donations with other non-profit 501(c)3 organizations. We do extensive research to be sure nothing is sold by the organization before we form a partnership.

We are a 501(c)3 organization with 30,000+ followers and 30+ team members. Our team members are all volunteers and no one is paid.

Although we have been nominated and received several awards and appreciate being recognized, we ask that any award for The Unforgotten Haven recognize the team as a whole—not an individual.

The Haven team is made up of many volunteers (all of whom are unpaid). To single out any one individual doesn't reflect the spirit of teamwork that we try to foster at The Unforgotten Haven.

Our Hours

Due to COVID-19, we do not have regular open hours. However, we occasionally open to collect donations or for a special event. Please follow us on Facebook for the latest information.

Our Address

The Unforgotten Haven
100 South Black Horse Pike
Blackwood, NJ 08012

(We are located directly across from Chew’s Florist)

Homeless Outreach

We leave the Haven at 11:15 am for homeless outreach in Camden every Sunday.

Email us to see if we will be going to Philly.