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 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

Greatest Needs Surrounding COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated 4-3-20:

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!

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

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 needed that are not available or feasible on the Amazon wishlist:

  • Masks – these do not need to be n95 compliant – sewn masks are great!
  • Disinfectant Spray or Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Bottled Water
  • Word searches or other puzzle books – for individual shelter guest or tenant entertainment

If you would like to donate meals or food items please use this Sign-Up Form
Email sandwiches@urbanministrycenter.org with any questions.



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

  • Non-drowsy cold medicine
  • Tents – new or gently used
  • Sleeping Bags – new or gently used
  • Liquid HE laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Adult gloves
  • Winter hats
  • Rain ponchos
  • Aerosol Deodorant
  • Underwear – Adult sizes, new
  • Pain Relievers: ibuprofen & acetaminophen
  • Cough Drops
  • Antacid tablets (Tums or generic brands)
  • Non-drowsy allergy medication
  • Toothbrushes
  • Travel Size Toothpaste
  • Foot Powder
  • Scrubs (to wear while clothes are being washed)
  • 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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