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.
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 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.
Michele Gambone founded The Unforgotten Haven in December 2014 after helping a family who were living in their car. Since these humble beginnings, the Haven has expanded and grown to help over a million people and animals in need.
Read more about The Unforgotten Haven:
- "South Jersey Nonprofit Helps Louisiana Flood Victims" - Courier Post
- "Unforgotten Haven Goes From Helping One Homeless Family to Countless Others" - NJ.com
- "South Jersey Duo Team Up To Help Others In Need" - Courier Post
- "Brotherly Love: Small Donations Grow Large for Blackwood Non-Profit" - CBS Philly
- "Unforgotten Haven Seeks A Haven" - Sicklerville Sun
- "South Jersey Nonprofit to Stuff, Distribute Thousands of Backpacks" - SNJ Today
- "Unforgotten Haven Stuffs Record Number of Chemotherapy Bags" - Sicklerville Sun
- "Unforgotten Haven Open For All" - Sicklerville Sun
- "Brotherly Love: Snack Packs for Chemo Patients - CBS Philly
- 'This Is the Way I Serve My Country': South Jersey Volunteers Offer Hope This Holiday Season - Courier-Post
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We are located at 100 South Black Horse Pike in Blackwood, NJ, directly across the street from Chews Florist.
You can drop off items only during our open hours, which are:
Mondays: 10am - 12pm and 6pm - 8:30pm
Tuesdays: 4 pm - 7 pm
Wednesdays: 10 am - 12 pm and 4 pm - 7 pm
Fridays: 10 am - 1 pm
Saturdays: 8 am - 12 pm
When dropping off donations, please wear a face mask and practice social distancing. Please do not drop off items in front of our building.
If you want to mail something to the Unforgotten Haven, please send it to this address:
The Unforgotten Haven
528 Highland Avenue
Westville NJ 08093
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.
We are currently accepting non-perishable food items, pet food, toiletries (including feminine hygiene products), diapers, wipes, and formula.
We no longer accept used clothing. However, we do collect coats, gloves, hats, and scarves during the winter months.
Yes! Volunteers are always welcome. 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. Due to COVID-19, some of our volunteer opportunities are limited.
We also have ongoing events that need volunteers. Follow our Facebook page for updates.
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.