Our Wishlist

Ways you can help

Our Wishlist

Welcome and thanks for visiting our Wishlist page. Continue scrolling to learn information on dropping off items, financially contributing, and donating food and other in-kind items. We encourage you to review all information BEFORE preparing any donations and delivering them. Thank you.

Drop-off Hours

Campus Hours 8:30am – 4:00pm daily (Weekends/Holidays – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

  • Lunch served daily from 11:15am – 12:15pm
  • 8:30am-1:00pm: Restrooms, showers, laundry, mail/front desk, resource center (weekends/holidays begin at 9:00 a.m.)
  • 1:30pm – 4:00pm: Restrooms, laundry, mail/front desk, winter shelter lottery sign-up (no laundry or winter shelter lottery sign-up on weekends/holidays)

In-Kind Donations | Delivery Instructions

  • Bring donations to 945 North College Street.
  • Park in any open spot. You will see a grey building across from the “depot” – there will be a side door and signs pointing to a doorbell. Ring the doorbell and our staff will come outside to meet you!
  • Best times to deliver are between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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

How to Give

Financial Donations:

As our needs evolve, you can support our operations with a financial donation during this pandemic. Unrestricted funds help us address the greatest needs each day, whether it is increased staffing, equipment, medical supplies, or anything else needed to continue to put our most vulnerable neighbors first. DONATE HERE

In that same link we are now tracking community support and offering peer-to-peer fundraising if you’re interested in mobilizing your family or friends to help as well!

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Food

Donate Food to Support Our Homeless Services Programs

 

Day Services Center Lunches/Operation Sandwich – Minimum of 50 sandwiches 

  • Sign up to provide at least 50 sandwiches or bag lunches for our Day Services Center Soup Kitchen.
  • Please note that each bag lunch must contain 2 sandwiches.

Dorm Shelter Program – 70 bag lunches 

  • Sign up to provide bag lunches for the guests of our shelter program program for working men.
  • Please note that each bag lunch need only contain 1 sandwich per bag.

Motel Shelter Program – 160 bag lunches

  • Sign up to provide bag lunches for the guests of our motel shelter program, which we plan to operate through the worst of the pandemic.
  • Please note that each bag lunch need only contain 1 sandwich per bag.

Tryon Shelter Relocation Program – 175 bag lunches

  • Sign up to provide bag lunches for the guests of our motel shelter program, which we plan to operate through the worst of the pandemic.
  • Please note that each bag lunch need only contain 1 sandwich per bag.

For questions about any of our food opportunities, please contact mealservice@roofabove.org

In-Kind Needs

Thank you for thinking about needed items for those we serve – whether at our sheltering locations or individuals on the street. We’re so grateful for the community support which continues to provide us with healthy supplies of items.

At this time, our most requested items are:

  • Men’s Deodorant
  • Disposable Razors
  • Lotion
  • Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • All Purpose Cleaner
  • Mesh Laundry Bags
  • Scrubs
  • Air Mattresses

You’ll find all of these on our Amazon Wish List where you can order and have them delivered directly to us!

Also, if you’re interested, please be sure to check out:

  • Food donations – see the above section titled “Food.”
  • Collect items for those we are serving in housing – see the below section titled “Housing Program Needs.”
  • Contribute financially – consider using the investment you would have spent on buying items and direct that to us as donation. Simply visit our online donation page to contribute securely. Thank you.

We update this page on a regular basis, as needs change. So be sure to visit again if you have continued interest in collecting and donating general in-kind items. Thank you!

Housing Program Needs

When one of our unsheltered neighbors or unsheltered guests moves housing after experiencing homelessness, they typically lack many of the essential items needed to make their house a home. Consider putting together a Welcome Home Kit or Fresh Start Kit to help folks more easily transition into the next phase of their life and sustain their housing. Click below for more details on each kit.

Welcome Home Kit

Fresh Start Kit

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