Coastal Women's Shelter relies on donations from our community to help keep the Safe House well supplied
and to help our clients establish new households once they have escaped their abusers.
We are no longer able to accept clothing at our main office,
but you may call Helping Hands Boutique (252.633.6305) to schedule a drop off.
Pantry needs (accepted at our main office)
The shelter is urgently in need of the following items:
Bathroom tissue and paper towels
Art and school supplies
New socks for children and adults
Disinfectant wipes and spray
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Canned beans of any sort
(red, lima, pinto, navy, baked, black, etc.)
Boxed dinner kits (Hamburger Helper, etc.)
Children’s lunch box items
Beef, chicken, or vegetable broth
Bread mixes (pancake, regular, corn, muffin, etc.)
Children's canned goods
(Spaghetti-O's, chicken soup, chicken & stars, etc.)
Macaroni & cheese
August - September has a high need for children's lunch box items and school supplies.
September - October is the time we begin our Halloween candy drive. In addition to delivering something special to our clients' children, Coastal Women's Shelter has a higher involvement in community outreach programs and events. Halloween candy is a special commodity we can always use. We also hope for children's Halloween costumes.
November - December is a valuable time for holiday items. All donated items are disbursed to our Safe House and our clients house in 3 counties. We also have a need for Christmas decor, trees, lights, ornaments, wrapping paper, children's gifts, and gifts for women.
Gift cards for gasoline, groceries, etc.
Rubbing alcohol, band-aids, & first-aid items/kits
Trash bags (all sizes)
Plastic cups, plates, & utensils
Bleach & other cleaning products
Fabric softener & dryer sheets
Powder & liquid dishwasher detergent
Antibacterial spray & ointment
Tampons & sanitary pads
Ibuprofen & aspirin
Combs & brushes
Children's cough, cold, & flu medicine
Hair care products
Ethnic hair products
Baby wash & lotion
Hand & body soap
Diapers (various sizes)
Deodorant & antiperspirant
Toothbrushes & toothpaste
Shampoos & conditioners
Men's & women's shaving cream & razors
Light bulbs (all sizes)
Storage bags (all sizes)
Batteries (all sizes)
Plastic wrap & aluminum foil
Birthday cards & gift wrap / birthday party decor
Our clients are always grateful for turkeys, hams, bacon, stuffing, fresh produce, canned pie fillings, evaporated milk, spices, canned yams, butter, and other traditional foods for the holiday.
Adopt a Family
Adopting a family is a chance for our community to fulfill Christmas wishes. If you are interested in gifting a family with your kindness or contributing, please contact Amanda Delgado at 252.638.4509.
Our annual pajama drive collects sleepwear for our clients and their children during the winter months. Please contact Amanda Delgado at 252.638.4509.