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 key areas to all of the students we assist: toiletries, uniforms/clothing, family needs items, 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:

Before bringing any donations to our office, please contact Holly Wiggins at hwiggins@achildsplace.org to ensure the anticipated need is still unfilled, as we have limited storage space.


**By shopping on Amazon using the link provided, they will donate a portion to A Child’s Place when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/58-1911741. While you are hunting for deals, take a look at our Amazon Wish List: http://a.co/1Ls8TRd. Before checking out, you can add some items to your cart that will help children and families experiencing a housing crisis.**

*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.

*Items in bold are most urgent*


**NEW only**

  • Adult size uniforms for our middle schoolers (khaki or navy bottoms; white, navy, red, black polo shirts)
  • 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, red, black) especially adult sizes
  • Long-sleeved polo shirts: All sizes (white and navy)
  • Black or brown belts: All sizes (kids)
  • Pajamas in children and adult sizes
  • Undergarments (Girls and Boys: all sizes) *Must be NEW*

Toiletries (No travel size please!)

  • Soap
  • Washcloths
  • Deodorant
  • African American Hair Products (some brand options include: Motions, Olive Oil, Crème of Nature)
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Brushes/Combs
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Body Wash
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Chap Stick
  • Child-friendly products- deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes
  • Sanitary Napkins/Feminine Products
  • Lotion
  • Tissues
  • Toilet Paper
  • Gallon sized Ziploc Bags

Family Needs

  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Blankets
  • Linens + bedding (New: sheets, pillow slips, etc)
  • Bath Towels/Washcloths/Hand Towels
  • Air Mattresses
  • 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!**

  • Scissors
  • Calculators (including TI-84 Plus)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Post-it Notes
  • Dividers
  • 2-pocket folders
  • Colored Markers
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • USB Flash Drives
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Backpacks
  • Index notecards
  • Alphabet Tracing Books
  • Simple math flash cards
  • Activity books
  • Coloring books
  • Earbuds
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