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.

In October 2016, a second location opened in Long Island, New York. This location can be reached via email at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are your hours?

We are open:

  • Monday: 10am-12pm
  • Wednesday: 10am-12pm and 4pm-8pm
  • Saturday: 8am-12pm
  • Sunday: Our homeless outreach leaves from the Haven for Camden at 11:15 am

Before coming, double-check our Facebook Page to make sure things didn't change. Sometimes we have to close unexpectedly or due to bad weather.

Where are you located?

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

When can I drop off donations?

Donations can be dropped off whenever we are open. Please DO NOT leave donations outside the building at any time.

What can you help with?

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.

Do I need an appointment to come in?

You do not need an appointment to come in for help or to volunteer. Just drop by during our open hours, which are posted on our website.

What donations do you accept?

We collect prom dresses, diapers, wipes, baby toiletries, non-perishable food items (especially cans with pop tops), trial size and full-size toiletries and feminine products. We also collect pet food and new school supplies and cookie mix. We do accept children’s books in good condition for CHOP and new toys.

We DO NOT accept clothing, books, used toys, stuffed animals, knick knacks, decorative items, anything electrical, car seats, pillows or beds or furniture. 

 Here is a link to all the items we need and accept.

Do you accept used clothing?

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.

Can I volunteer with you?

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.

Do you work with other charitable organizations?

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.

Do you accept awards for your charitable work?

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

Monday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and then 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Checkour  Facebook Page to see if hours have changed for any reason.

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.