Our Wishlist

Ways you can help

Our Wishlist

Drop-off Hours

Note: Due to COVID-19, the Day Services Center now has shortened hours and is closing at 1pm each day.

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 945 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28206

Email Our Volunteer Team with questions

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

Our Greatest Need

Greatest Needs Surrounding COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated 9-22-2020:

Financial Donations:

As our needs are changing frequently, you can support our operations with a financial donation during this time of crisis. 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!

Send Needed Items Directly:

We are currently consolidating Amazon Wishlist needs daily for the whole organization (six campuses) into this link: bit.ly/UrbAmazon

Sandwiches and Bag Lunches

For the Soup Kitchen (945 N. College Street):

October Soup Kitchen Bag Lunch/Sandwich Drop Off

November Soup Kitchen Bag Lunch/Sandwich Drop Off

December Soup Kitchen Bag Lunch/Sandwich Drop Off

January Soup Kitchen Bag Lunch/Sandwich Drop Off

We are serving around 300 lunches each day in the soup kitchen and can use non-perishable bagged lunches – information can be found in this flyer.

We continue to accept sandwiches from Operation Sandwich as long as they are prepared by well persons following CDC guidelines.

Food Delivery Instructions

  • Bring to 945 North College Street.
  • Pull into the small alcove parking lot on the left in front of the grey building. On the very far left you will see a side door and signs pointing to a doorbell. Ring the doorbell and our kitchen staff will come outside to meet you!

Bag Lunches for Temporary Shelters:

Bag Lunches for Temporary Motel Shelter 
Sign up to drop off lunches for the 130 guests of our motel – address provided upon signing up:

October Motel Bag Lunch Sign Up

November Motel Bag Lunch Sign Up

December Motel Bag Lunch Sign Up

January Motel Bag Lunch Sign Up

Bag Lunches for Temporary Dorm Shelter
Sign up to drop off lunches for the 70 guests of our dorms – address provided upon signing up:

September Dorm Bag Lunch Sign Up

October Dorm Bag Lunch Sign Up

November Dorm Bag Lunch Sign Up

December Dorm Bag Lunch Sign Up

Other In-Kind Donation Delivery Instructions For 945 N. College Street
  • Go to the front desk in the grey building on the left and inform staff you have a delivery. 


Note – the Day Services Center now has shortened hours and is closing at 1pm each day. Donations can be dropped off  M-F, 8am – 1pm; S-S, 9am – 11:30am at 945 N College Street, and will be distributed to other locations as needed. 

Items Always Needed for Day Services Center at 945 N. College St:

  • Shaving cream
  • Tents – new or gently used
  • Sleeping Bags – new or gently used
  • Liquid HE laundry detergent
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Rain ponchos
  • Aerosol Deodorant
  • Underwear – Adult sizes, new
  • Cough Droughs
  • Travel Size Toothpaste
  • Foot Powder
  • Travel size soap
  • Backpacks – adult, new or gently used
  • Reading Glasses
  • Men’s Belts

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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