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The Diaper Dootie - Community Wide Diaper Bank
Doing our dootie for every little bottom!

For more information contact 804-932-4846 ext 3 or your social or case worker.

Not Just Pencils & Paper, Back To School

Matthew’s Haven provides more than just school supplies at our annual back to school fair. Since 2001, we have served more than 2000 children with pens, paper, binders, spiral notebooks, crayons and all the basic school supply items requested by the local school districts. We have also provided gently used clothing through our own clothing closet and more recently through our partnership with Cornerstone Support Services Thrift Store.
Loving, &
Independence &
a look from within
      The S.E.L.F.I.E. Initiative is a newly developed program to incorporate a level playing field in the classroom. As stated above, at school its not just about Pencils & Paper. Adding to our services through our Back to School Fair, we will provide NEW undergarments, including underwear, bras, t-shirts, pajamas, socks and shoes. These items, due to health reasons, cannot be worn or obtain through 2nd hand stores. Additional wrap around services through our School program include assistance with expenses such as PSAT Testing, SAT Preparation Classes, & Testing for AP and Dual Enrollment Courses, haircuts, assistance with yearbooks and school portraits. These wrap-around services would allow Matthew’s Haven to off-set some of the indirect, but essential, expenses that are often a hardship for families living at or near the poverty line and greatly affect a student’s classroom performance and learning environment.
      In the future and as funding allows, the S.E.L.F.I.E., a look from within, Initiative will grow into after school programs, and summer camp programs.

Summer Camp
Matthew’s Haven is a major sponsor to Quin Rivers Summer Camp. This program supports children ages 5-18 whose lives have been affected by Domestic Violence and/or Sexual Assault. Through music, games, art, and group discussion children are nurtured and respected, uplifting their spirits and emotional well being. Matthew’s Haven, provides the host site, snacks, and breakfast items as well as gift bags with hygiene items, journals, small toys, flashlights, whistles, and books.
Other Programs & Services:
Baby Bundles: Receive a welcome home baby basket full of layette items, diapers, toiletries and even a hand made quilt or blanket for your baby! Included are all basic essentials to get you started with your newborn. Program limited to at risk families and teenage moms. Contact us or your case or social worker for more information!
Annual Coat Drive: Matthew’s Haven collects gently used coats through the local school systems for one month during October. All coats collected are dry cleaned by our sponsor Coats are then distributed in early November.
Annual Give A Child A Christmas: Matthew’s Haven sponsors children for Christmas providing gifts and food for children and their families.
Emergency Food, Energy, and Shelter Assistance: We provide food cards and pantry items such as cleansers, clothing detergent, feminine hygiene products. When funds are available we provide short-term shelter assistance due to domestic violence or homelessness prevention. Also if funding is available resources can be provided to prevent disconnection of electricity & heat.

Daily/Weekly Assistance provided. Contact our Voicemail Hotline at (804)932-4846 ext. 3.
Please leave your name and number and calls will be returned daily.