A Child’s Place not only works to ensure that our students are mentally prepared to learn, but physically prepared as well. We focus on providing supplies from four key areas to all of the students we assist: toiletries, uniforms/clothing, school supplies and snacks. All supplies distributed are generously donated by individuals, businesses, civic/faith groups, schools and others in our community. Currently, A Child’s Place is in need of the following items:

*Items in bold are most urgent

*Please contact Holly Wiggins at hwiggins@achildsplace.org or (704) 943-9550, if you would like to become a sponsor for donating “Welcome Home” starter kits to our families who transition from homelessness into permanent housing.


  • Soap
  • Washcloths
  • Deodorant
  • African American Hair Products (Brands include: Motions, Olive Oil, Crème of Nature)
  • Shampoo
  • Body Wash
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Chap Stick
  • Child-friendly products- deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes
  • Sanitary Napkins/Feminine Products
  • Lotion
  • Tissues
  • Gallon sized Ziploc Bags

Family Needs

  • Gift Cards: $30 to Walmart or Food Lion
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Blankets
  • Linens + bedding (New: sheets, pillow slips, etc)
  • Air Mattresses
  • Pot/Pans and other kitchen utensils (New-Gently Used)
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Detergent (pods are preferred)
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Luggage/Duffel Bags
  • Reusable Bags

Uniforms/Clothing (NEW)

  • Adult size uniforms (khaki bottoms; white or navy polo shirts)
  • Adult size pajamas
  • Adult size coats
  • Undergarments (Girls and Boys: all sizes) *Must be NEW*
  • Girls khakis pants: Sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18
  • Boys khaki pants: Sizes 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18
  • Polo shirts: All sizes (white, navy, yellow) especially adult sizes
  • Long-sleeved polo shirts: All sizes (white and navy)
  • Black Belts: All sizes (kids)
  • Socks *Must be NEW*
  • Winter Coats

Student Rewards/Prizes

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid books (any from the series; new or gently used)
  • Fun snacks (chips, cookies, candy, etc.) *No peanut products*
  • 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
  • Toys
  • Footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, hula hoops, jump ropes, etc.

School Supplies (NOT URGENT)

  • Alphabet Tracing Books
  • Simple math flash cards
  • Activity books
  • Coloring books

Individually packed/single-size snacks: Grain: Crackers, Popcorn, Nutragrain/breakfast/protein bars (no peanuts), Pretzels, Goldfish, Chex Mix, Trail Mix, Animal Crackers, Slim Jim/beef jerky (NO PEANUT BUTTER OR PEANUT PRODUCTS PLEASE). Drink: Juice, Capri Sun or Small Water. Fruit: Squeezable fruit pouches, fruit cup, pudding, applesauce or healthy snack.

**Please DO NOT include large bottled water, soda, chocolate milk, Hugs juice jugs and sports drinks. 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.

Before coordinating a large donation drive, please contact Holly Wiggins at hwiggins@achildsplace.org to ensure the anticipated need is still unfilled as we have limited storage space.

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