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.

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

Winter Overflow Shelter – 80 Bag Lunches OR 260 cookies

  • Bag Lunches
    • Sign up to provide bag lunches for the guests at our Statesville Avenue Shelter, which will function as our temporary Winter Shelter December – March.
    • Please note that each bag will have 2 sandwiches.
  • Cookie Connection
    • Sign up to provide 260 cookies in small sandwich bags for guests for our Statesville Avenue Winter Shelter.

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.

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.

We list items below, however, you can jump quickly to our In-Kind Amazon Wish List to order items and have them shipped directly to us.

Items of Greatest Need

  • Locks (for lockers at our shelter)
  • NEW flip flops – sizes 9-13 (as shower shoes)
  • NEW wash cloths

Items We Accept, But Currently Have a Healthy Supply

Additional items we accept are outlined below. Please know, though, that right now we have a healthy supply of these items. If you are beginning your collection drive, we encourage you to look at the above list or think about ways to engage through food donations and/or Housing Program needs, both of which are outlined on this page.

  • Masks (reusable or disposable)
  • NEW clear backpacks
  • NEW Blankets (twin, adult-sized) – note, currently we have a great supply of these
  • Hand sanitizer
  • NEW men’s underwear (sizes L – 2XL)
  • NEW men’s adult crew socks
  • Shaving cream
  • Disposable razors
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shampoo
  • Body wash

We update this page on a regular basis, as needed.

Housing Program Needs

Help those we serve get back on their feet by providing stability with these basic household items. You can also visit our Housing Program Amazon Wish List.

  • Welcome Home Kits
  • NEW laundry bags/hampers
  • NEW plastic plates (microwave safe)
  • NEW silverware
  • Air mattresses
  • Laundry detergent (liquid)
  • Multi-purpose cleaner
  • Dish soap
  • Brillo pads
  • Hangers
  • Hand soap
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