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Our Wishlist

Drop-off Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 945 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28206

Email Christine DeLia with questions

We are unable to accept clothing, household, or furniture donations; please contact Crisis Assistance Ministry at 704-371-3001

Our Greatest Need

Undy 500#WishlistWednesday 5-15-19

Urban Ministry Center and Men’s Shelter of Charlotte officially merged on May 1st! Every year, Men’s Shelter of Charlotte serves 2,000 guests in need of emergency shelter. The most requested item in our shelter? UNDERWEAR. That’s why we are launching the Undy 500 and we need YOUR HELP to reach our goal of 500 pairs of NEW men’s underwear (size Medium – XL) by May 31st. Order online here http://bitly.com/mscwishlist  or drop off at 1210 North Tryon Street.

For UMC at 945 N College St:

  • Tents – new or gently used
  • Underwear – Adult sizes, new
  • Non-drowsy cold medicine
  • Non-drowsy allergy medication
  • Cough Drops
  • Liquid HE laundry detergent
  • Warm, waterproof gloves
  • Sleeping Bags – new or gently used
  • Toothbrushes
  • Travel Size Toothpaste
  • Aerosol Deodorant (can be shared at the shower desk)
  • Foot Powder
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Scrubs (to wear while clothes are being washed)
  • Travel size soap
  • Backpacks – adult, new or gently used
  • Reading Glasses
  • Pain Relievers: ibuprofen & acetaminophen
  • Men’s Belts

Shop on your own, or use our easy Amazon Wishlist to send items directly to the main campus!


For Housing Programs (Moore Place and Scattered Site):

Newly housed tenants begin their new lives with nothing – you can help them make a house a home and continue to maintain a nice home with Welcome Home or Fresh Start Kits:

Welcome Home Kits for newly housed neighbors include a whole set of household items like linens, pots and pans, and shower curtains.

Fresh Start Kits are provided to tenants who have just moved in to a new apartment or who do not yet have income.

Send directly to Moore Place with the Moore Place Amazon Wish List.

Send directly to Scattered Site with the Scattered Site Amazon Wish List.

  • Dish Detergent
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Toilet Tissue & Paper Towels
  • Multi-purpose Cleaner
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  • Large Trash Bags
  • Shampoo


Moore Place and Scattered-Site Apartments

Items for ‘Fresh Start Kits,’ easing tenants’ basic expenses. Email Ashley Brown for more information or order directly from the Housing Programs Amazon Wish List

  • Dish Detergent
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Multi-purpose Cleaner
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
  • Large Trash Bags
  • Toilet Tissue & Paper Towels
  • Shampoo

Other needs:

  • Cooking utensils
  • Tickets or memberships to local sporting events, performances, museums, movie passes, etc.
    Access to these recreational opportunities are beyond the limited means of our residents. These activities provide recreational and therapeutic benefit to our residents, as well as help them fully participate in the life of our city.

For more information and drop off hours, please contact Ashley Brown, Tenant Services Coordinator

Over the Counter Medications*

  • Cough Drops
  • Pain Relievers – Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Acetaminophen
  • Non-Drowsy Antihistamines – Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec
  • Decongestants – Sudafed or Sudafed PE
  • Cough/cold – Dayquil, Nyquil gelcaps
  • Antacids – Rolaids, Tums, Pepcid, Prilosec
  • Hemorrhoid cream
  • Anti-diarrheal
  • Anti-yeast cream

*Generics, no liquids

Personal Care

  • Men’s razors
  • Foot powder
  • Spray deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products

General Requests

  • Reading glasses
  • Backpacks
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Scrubs (new or gently used)
  • White socks (new, men’s and women’s)
  • Gloves and hats
  • Gain liquid laundry detergent
  • Paper towels
  • Cleaning supplies (409, bleach, Pine sol, etc)

Soup Kitchen

Items for Soup: large size containers are appreciated, but all sizes are accepted

  • canned peas
  • canned carrots
  • canned green beans
  • canned corn
  • rotini, penne, or small shells
  • egg noodles

Other items:


  • Garden gloves – all sizes
  • Pruners
  • Hard plastic trowels

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