We can't do our work without your help!

Mailing Address:

5501 W. Business 83

Harlingen, TX 78552 



Valley Haven is able to operate largely in thanks to the generosity of our local community members. We truly can't do our work without your help! Please consider donating to this cause by means of either an In-kind, one-time, or monthly recurring donation. Every donation, big or small, will be put to work immediately providing the life-changing care our children rely on every day. Thank you for your continued support!


One-Time Donation

In-kind Donation

One-time or Recurring Monthly Donations

One-time and Recurring Monthly Donations

One-time and recurring monthly donations are essential to help fund the daily needs of our emergency shelter and its children. Donors who sign up for recurring monthly donations secure their support for Valley Haven's efforts now and in the future. All personal information is securely stored via Donorbox software. Thank you for your consideration! 

In-kind Donations

In most cases, children arrive at the shelter with just the clothes on their back. Once they are in our care, we make sure to provide each child with properly fitting clothes and shoes. Your donation of new or gently used clothes/shoes, household items, toiletries, and other non-monetary items is instrumental in the healing process of the children at Valley Haven. Valley Haven is grateful for every donation given to us. For a complete list of accepted items, please click below:

Facebook Birthday Donation

Amazon Smile Donation

If you have an Amazon account, you can also donate to Valley Haven with nearly every purchase! Amazon's program "Amazon Smile" donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know, with the same products, prices and service. 

To begin donating to Valley Haven via AmazonSmile, simply use the following URL: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-2987546

It's your birthday and you'd like to give back to a cause you feel passionate about (like Valley Haven!), but how? Facebook recently unveiled a new feature which allows you to create a birthday fundraiser to raise money for your favorite charity by using your social network!


If you are interested in "donating" your birthday to Valley Haven, simply follow the steps here. Thank you for keeping Valley Haven in mind when your birthday comes around! 


Valley Haven relies on volunteers to help provide a safe and nurturing home to the children in our care. We are always accepting new volunteer applications! If you would like to join our team, please follow the directions below to begin the volunteer process.


Download and fully complete the attached volunteer application. This application is a fillable form. You may also pick up a volunteer application at Valley Haven. 


Once completed, save the application to your computer and attach it in an email to Pam at pamalvarez@valleyhaveninc.org or print the form and drop it off at Valley Haven.


Upon submission of your volunteer application, a Valley Haven representative will contact you with further instructions. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Will I get to volunteer directly with the children? Yes, if your application is approved.

  2. What is required to become a volunteer? All volunteer applicants must: 1) complete a volunteer application, 2) pass a background check, and 3) get a Tuberculosis (TB) test.

  3. Do you offer group volunteer opportunities? Yes, if you have a group of three or more potential volunteers, please contact Pam at pamalvarez@valleyhaveninc.org.

  4. Can I complete my community service hours at Valley Haven? Unfortunately, we do not currently have the capacity to serve as a site for those who need to complete community service hours. 

  5. How old do I need to be to volunteer? We accept all volunteers who are 16 years of age or older. However, if you are under the age of 18, we require your guardian to sign a Letter of Consent Form.



Valley Haven's Federal Tax ID Number: 47-2987546

Grant Funding

Businesses with grant programs or foundations can refer Valley Haven for funding and/or provide advice regarding application procedures.


Please contact Pamela Alvarez, Director of Programs, at pamalvarez@valleyhaveninc.org to assist with this process.

Valley Haven is currently reaching out to local businesses for various sponsorships. Contact us to let us know how you want to work together!

Childhood Experiences

It is common for children at Valley Haven to have never celebrated a birthday or seen a movie at a movie theater. Valley Haven strongly believes that every child deserves fun-filled childhood experiences, regardless of circumstance. With your help, we can provide lasting experiences for our children. If your business would like to sponsor a childhood experience, please let us know! 



Local partnerships serve as a vital component to keeping Valley Haven's doors open to serve the children of the RGV. If your business is interested in becoming a Valley Haven Community Partner, please fill out the Sponsorship section above or send an email to pamalvarez@valleyhaveninc.org.