IMMEDIATE NEEDS

Whether it’s food, clothes, or medicine… you can help through our Needs List.

Donations are accepted at each location:

Rebound, Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Dove’s Nest, Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

*please note that as we are a long-term residential facility,
we use full-sized toiletry items,rather than travel-sized.

Featured Needs

Everyday Needs (Rebound & Dove’s Nest): Tea, Sugar, Salad Dressing, Cooking Oil, Frozen Vegetables, Combination Locks, Men’s and Women’s Underwear/T-shirts, CATS Bus Passes.

*Men’s Work Clothes: As our Rebound residents are looking for jobs and gaining employment, we are in great need of work items, they are in need of various clothing items to help them look the part. These items include work boots (both regular and steel toes sizes 9-12), cargo/carpenter work pants, work t-shirts (plain black, brown, blue, white), white dress shirts, pants (black, navy blue, or khaki) and dress shoes (sizes 9-12).

*Men’s Hair Grooming: We are looking for experienced barbers to volunteer their services and provide haircuts for our Rebound Men’s Facility residents on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm or 1pm-3pm.

Learning Center Needs: Our new Learning Center is up and running, and in need of supplies to implement a new curriculum. Needs include: Disinfectant wipes for keyboards, ear buds, hand sanitizer (alcohol free), boxes of tissues, books of stamps, calculators, nice/plain men’s tote or professional bags for graduates, men’s stationery sets/thank you cards sets/blank card sets –professional.

Dove’s Nest Top Urgent Needs

  • Shoes (sizes 8.5-9)
  • Small and medium sized bras and underwear
  • Reusable bottles
  • Mattress protectors
  • HE laundry pods
  • Umbrellas
  • Miralax and Colace
  • Body lotion
  • Razors
  • Alka-Seltzer Cold and Flu
  • Tylenol Cold and Flu
  • Cold medicine (Mucinex & Robitussin – basic, no DM)
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Highlighters

Rebound Top Urgent Needs

  • Men’s underwear – Med. and Lg.
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Bath towels, washcloths
  • Lotion- full size
  • Deodorant- full size
  • Soap- full size
  • Sweatpants & Sweatshirts
  • Men’s Coats – Lg., XL, 2XL,3XL, 4XL
  • Gym shorts
  • White t-shirts
  • Sneakers- size 9 to 13
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Cooking Oil
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Salad Dressing
  • Cereal

Rebound Needs

Kitchen

  • Bottled Water
  • Cold cuts for sandwiches (turkey, ham, bologna)
  • Fresh fruits
  • Frozen Vegetables
  • Hotdogs/hamburgers (buns for each)
  • Sausages/brats
  • Condiments: (mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup)
  • 5 Gallon Gatorade
  • 12oz. plastic tumblers (150 each)
  • Vinyl Gloves (XL, food service-grade, powder-free, non-sterile ambidextrous)
  • Flatware (especially spoons)
  • Commercial/industrial grade oven mitts
  • Gallon-size Ziploc bags
  • 2 Manual Commercial Can Openers
  • Ice Dispenser
  • Food Warmer

Clothing/Bedroom

  • Belts
  • Men’s underwear (sizes 32, 34, 36)
  • Men’s sneakers (size 10 & up)
  • White T-shirts (2X & 3X)
  • New Twin Bed Bug Mattress Encasement
  • New Mattress Pads (Twin Size)
  • New Pillows
  • New Towels
  • New Washcloths
  • New Shower Curtains/Hooks
  • New Bathmats
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Wall Clocks
  • Laundry Bags
  • Combinations Locks

Medical Supplies

  • Tussin DM, Mucinex DM (syrup or tablets)
  • Any anti-itch cream
  • Foot fungus cream
  • Zantac 150 mg tablets (or generic Ranitidine)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil)
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Low Strength Men’s Reading Glasses
  • Men’s vitamins (no iron)
  • Melatonin
  • CVS gift cards

Miscellaneous

  • Black Ink Pens
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Toothpaste (without alcohol)
  • Volleyballs
  • Footballs
  • Picnic Tables
  • Lotion
  • Clorox Disinfectant Cleaner
  • Batteries
  • Tools
  • Office desk chairs
  • Shop vacuum cleaner
  • Coat hangers
  • Tab dividers
  • Tape
  • Ink cartridges (HP 22 and 27)
  • Disinfectant wipes for learning center computer keyboards
  • Ear buds
  • Hand sanitizer (alcohol free)- Large bottles
  • Boxes of tissues
  • Books of stamps Calculators – any kind
  • Nice/plain men’s tote or professional bags for graduates
  • Men’s stationery set/thank you cards set/blank cards set – professional

Dove's Nest Needs

Kitchen

  • Creamer
  • Sugar packets
  • Sweet & Low packets
  • Coffee
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayo
  • Salad Dressing
  • Individual packs of Oatmeal
  • Individual packs of Grits
  • Cereal
  • Napkins
  • Disposable cups

Clothing/Bedroom

  • Women’s Underwear (all sizes)
  • Pajamas
  • Bed sheets (twin size)
  • Shower caddies
  • Bathmats
  • In season women’s clothing (all sizes)
  • New towels & washcloths
  • New Pillows
  • Size 8 and up shoes (dress, casual, and athletic)

Medical Supplies

  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Monistat cream
  • Anti-itch cream
  • Foot fungus cream
  • Ibuprofen
  • Tylenol
  • Women’s reading glasses (all strengths)
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Vitamins: Vitamin C,D, Iron, Calcium, Fish oil, Cranberry pills, AZO pills
  • Bandages: Sterile gause pads, Paper and Silk tape, Coban or Stretchy Wrap, Athletic Tape (K-tape)
  • Splints: Wrist splints, Tennis elbow splints. Ankle splints, Knee splints
  • Shoe inserts (Heel)
  • Dr. Scholl’s Pads
  • Denture cream
  • Denture cleaner
  • Denture cups
  • Orajel mouthwash (non-alcohol)
  • Orajel paste
  • Thermacare pads
  • Batteries (C, AA,AAA)
  • Cough Drops

Miscellaneous

  • Small notepads
  • Bean-bag chairs (small/child-size)
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Trash bags (13 & 33 Gallon)
  • Mosquito Spray
  • HE Laundry Pods
  • African American hair products
  • Shower caddies

PLEASE CALL BEFORE DROPPING OFF NEEDS LIST DONATIONS

To donate food to the Rebound Men’s Program:
Contact Ohenrico Blake at 704-333-HOPE ext. 221 or ohenrico.blake@charlotterescuemission.org

For other Needs List donations at the Rebound Men’s Program:
Contact Greg Gooden at 704-333-HOPE ext. 241 or gregory.gooden@charlotterescuemission.org

To donate food to the Dove’s Nest Women’s Program:
Contact Sheri Lucas at 704-333-HOPE ext. 120 or sheri.lucas@charlotterescuemission.org

For other Needs List donations at the Dove’s Nest Women’s Program:
Contact Aliya Petzing at 704-333-HOPE ext. 110 or aliya.petzing@charlotterescuemission.org

Partner Programs

Charlotte Rescue Mission is a partner agency of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM). SHFBM partners and distributes food and essential grocery items to approximately 550 hunger feeding agencies in 19 counties in North and South Carolina. Agencies served include emergency pantries, soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters and low-income daycares.

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