Crisis Hotline(704) 377-0602

Needs/Wish List

In addition to the items listed below that are needed at our facilities, household items are always welcome for our previously homeless families in need that have recently found housing. Thank you!


  • Balls: football, basketball,  kickball, soccer
  • Baseball gloves
  • Jump ropes
  • Electric pump and needles for sports equipment
  • Board games and DVDs
  • Art supplies and craft sets, construction paper, paint sets, coloring books, play dough

New Linens

  • Mattress covers (bed bug resistant)
  • Pillows
  • Twin sheet sets
  • Towels and washcloths

Kitchen Items

  • Paper Plates and Cups
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Kitchen Towels

Food Items

  • Food – unopened milk, cheese, bread, eggs, sandwich meat, frozen entrees, breakfast items, snack items.

Household Items

  • Vacuums – upright and handheld
  • Area Rugs
  • Bookcases
  • Suitcases/duffle bags
  • Lamps
  • Wardrobe closets
  • Twin Beds


  • Underwear/Undershirts/Bras
  • Tennis Shoes (can be gently used)
  • Socks
  • Winter Jackets, hats, gloves
  • Interview clothes (suits/dresses)

Hygiene Items

  • Deodorant/anti-perspirant
  • Body wash and body puffs
  • Shampoo and styling products
  • Soap, all-natural or Dove
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste (travel size)
  • Hair combs and brushes, wavy brushes
  • Hair grease, gel, and hair moisturizer
  • Hand soap and Sanitizer
  • Toilet paper

Other wishes

  • Bus passes
  • Gift cards to grocery stores, gas stations, Wal-mart, Target, Home Depot, Lowes, Restaurants
  • Electronic games rated “E”
  • Event tickets
  • Field trip tickets (Laser Tag, Lazy 5 Ranch, Carowinds, Sports tickets…)

Office Supplies

  • Computers
  • Printer paper

Baby items

  • Baby food/formula
  • Diapers
  • Baby clothes
  • Maternity clothes

Capital Needs List

  • New windows for Crisis Center
  • Screened in porch for Journey Place
  • Furniture to redecorate Journey Place

Professional Services/Volunteers

  • Construction repair
  • Marketing services
  • Workshop presenters for clients (budgeting, life skills, hobbies, hygiene, self-esteem, job search and practice interviews, college search, etc…)
  • Fundraising  – Sponsorships for Breakfast With The Relatives
  • Tutors/Mentors

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