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

URGENT Needs: Dove’s Nest is in desperate need of laundry pods (HE only) and alarm clocks without radios.

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

  • Loose leaf paper (college rule)
  • 3-ring binders
  • highlighters
  • Kleenex
  • Combination locks
  • Silverware (real, not plastic)
  • Carpel Tunnel wrist splints
  • Reusable water bottles
  • HE laundry pods
  • Laundry baskets
  • Umbrellas
  • Miralax and Colace
  • Shampoo
  • Slide on knee and food support elastic bandages
  • Knee high compression stockings
  • Individual packs of oatmeal
  • Individual packs of grits
  • Cereal

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


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

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

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

For other Needs List donations at the Dove’s Nest Women’s Program:
Contact Liz Foster at 704-333-HOPE or

Host a Donation Drive

Would your church, company, neighborhood or group like to work together to collect much needed items for Charlotte Rescue Mission?


It’s easy! We’ll drop off and pick up the collection bins and help suggest items for the collection.
All you have to do is set the dates and rally together to fill your bin!


Reach out to Jeff Glenn at to host a donation drive in your community.

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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