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Welcome Baskets for Shelter Residents

When families enter shelter, they often come without basic food preparation, laundry, and hygiene items. Welcome baskets containing these items are given to residents when they arrive in shelter and they are allowed to take the baskets with them when they leave and enter their own housing. 


Some of these items are more expensive than others. If you are interested in assisting our families with baskets we ask the following: that the baskets be complete. Hanover Safe Place would prefer that you donate 1 complete basket as opposed to several incomplete ones. 


If you or your group is interested in taking on this project we can pair it with a presentation to your group either at the beginning of your project or at the end, whichever you prefer. We can give informational presentations about agency services, history, volunteer needs, statistics and client needs. We also provide classes on domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence to all age groups over 12 years.


Thank you for thinking of Hanover Safe Place and victims of family abuse. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Please call us at 752-2728 for more information.



Please supply at least two of the following items:

  • George Foreman Grill

  • Crockpot

  • Electric Skillet

  • Toaster Oven

  • Electric Griddle


Mandatory Items:

  • Dish Towels

  • Laundry Basket

  • Kitchen Utensils for cooking (Spatula, mixing spoons etc)

  • Mixing Bowls

  • Microwave safe dinner set for 4 people (cups, plates and bowls)

  • Silverware for 4 people

  • Landry Detergent

  • Dish Soap

  • Hand Soap

  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Shower Gel

  • Feminine Hygiene Products (Regular Pads)

  • Paper Towels

  • Cleaning supplies (Lysol wipes, bathroom cleaner)

  • Manual Can Opener

  • Grocery Store Gift Card

  • Gas Card


Wish List - Please provide at least 3 additional items from this list:
  • Food Storage Containers

  • Dryer Sheet

  • Fabric Softener

  • Napkins

  • Solo Cups

  • Plastic/paper plates

  • Plastic knives, forks and spoons

  • Deodorant

  • Hair Brush/Comb

  • Face Cloths

  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste

  • Mouthwash

  • Body Lotion

  • Bath Towels



Baskets can be dropped off at:

629A North Washington Hwy

Ashland, VA 23005 

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

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