Now collecting the essentials.

We accept donations at our office Tuesdays (1-4pm) and Thursdays (9am – 12pm). Dropoffs are accepted at 601 E. 5th Street, Suite 230, Charlotte, NC unless otherwise coordinated. Hours are subject to change. Extended hours during busy seasons (back-to-school, holiday, etc.). Before bringing any donations to our office, please contact Holly Wiggins to ensure the anticipated need is still unfilled, as we have limited storage space.


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Essential Items

Items in bold are most urgent.

Uniforms/Apparel

New items only, please.

  • Adult size uniforms for our middle schoolers (khaki or navy bottoms; white & navy polo shirts)
  • Black or brown belts: All sizes (kids)
  • Pajamas in children and adult sizes
  • Undergarments (Girls and Boys: all sizes)
  • Close-toed shoes (Youth and Adults sizes; boys and girls)
  • Girls khaki or navy pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, jumpers: PreK-8th Grade sizes
  • Girls navy polo dresses
  • Boys khaki or navy pants and shorts: PreK-8th Grade sizes
  • Polo shirts: All sizes (white, navy, light blue) especially adult sizes
  • Long-sleeved polo shirts: All sizes (white and navy)
Toiletries 

No travel size items, please!

  • Soap
  • Washcloths
  • Deodorant
  • African American Hair Products (some brand options include: Motions, Olive Oil, Crème of Nature)
  • Brushes/Combs
  • Body Wash
  • Sanitary Napkins/Feminine Products
  • Lotion
  • Tissues (boxes and travel size)
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Chapstick
  • Child-friendly products- deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes
  • Gallon-sized Ziploc Bags
Family Needs
  • Air Mattresses
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Blankets
  • Linens + bedding (New: sheets, pillow slips, etc)
  • Bath Towels/Washcloths/Hand Towels
  • Pot/Pans and other kitchen utensils (New-Gently Used)
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Laundry Detergent (pods are preferred)
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Luggage/Duffel Bags
  • Reusable Tote Bags
  • Nonperishable food boxes
  • Gift Cards: $30 to Walmart or Food Lion
  • Individually packed/single-serving snacks (Please DO NOT include anything with peanuts or peanut butter in them to protect kids with these allergies in schools. This includes items “made in a facility with nuts or peanuts.)
Student Rewards/Prizes
  • Generic sweatshirts/hoodies
  • Movie tickets/passes (AMC Theaters or Studio Movie Grill)
  • $5-$10 gift cards (fast food: McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Little Caesar’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut; Wal-Mart; Dollar General)
  • Long socks (Nike preferred)
  • Headphones (large style)
  • NFL gear (hats, sweatshirts)
  • Games
  • New Toys
  • Footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, hula hoops, jump ropes, etc.
School Supplies Needed

At this time, we do not need any spiral notebooks, loose paper or pencils as we are at capacity.

  • Calculators (including TI-84 Plus)
  • Post-it Notes
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • USB Flash Drives
  • Index notecards
  • Alphabet Tracing Books
  • Simple math flash cards
  • Activity books
  • Coloring books
  • Earbuds

Holiday 2018 Essentials

Click here for more holiday information.

how to get involved this holiday season
  • Sponsor-a-Family by purchasing wish-list items for ACP children (registration on our homepage)
  • Feed-a-Family by donating $30 Food Lion or Wal-Mart gift cards
  • Donate gift bags, wrapping paper, supplies, tissue (donate by 12/6)
  • Donate stockings filled with “stocking stuffers” (donate by 12/6)
  • Donate and/or deliver food boxes to schools (prior to Thanksgiving Break)
  • Donate loose gifts (see details below)
LOOSE GIFT ITEMS TO DONATE

Must be NEW items that are donated by 12/6.

  • Games
  • New toys and items for infants/babies
  • Dolls
  • Footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, hula hoops, jump ropes, etc.
  • Skateboards
  • Scooters (must include helmets) * NO BIKES PLEASE*
  • Small handheld devices
  • Accessories (hair items, purses, jewelry, makeup, nail polish, etc.)
  • Generic sweatshirts/hoodies
  • Movie tickets/passes (AMC Theaters or Studio Movie Grill)
  • $5-$10 gift cards (fast food: McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Little Caesar’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut; Wal-Mart; Dollar General)
  • Headphones (large style) or earbuds
  • NFL gear (hats, sweatshirts)
  • Coloring books, activity books
  • Luggage/Duffel Bags

Please contact Holly at hwiggins@achildsplace.mmcltpreview.com or 704-943-9550 for any questions or to determine if there is still a need.