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 accept donations on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am to 4pm at the main office.
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 on Mondays and Fridays.
Pantry needs (accepted at our main office)
The shelter is urgently in need of the following items:
Toothbrush holders & covers
Soap holders & covers
Shower shoes & flip flops
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Apple sauce (jarred or canned)
Beef, chicken, vegetable broth
Boxed dinner kits
Bread mixes(pancake, regular, corn, muffin, etc.
Canned bean (Red Kidney, Lima, Pinto, Baked, Black, etc.)
Canned or jarred Fruit
Children's canned meals (Spaghetti Os, chicken & stars, etc.)
Children's lunch box items
Condiments (ketchup, mustard, etc.)
Macaroni & cheese
Tuna fish canned
Cleaning Supplies, etc.:
Antibacterial spray & ointment
Batteries (all sizes)
Bleach & other cleaning products
Fabric softener & dryer sheets
Light bulbs (all sizes)
Plastic cups, plates, & utensils
Plastic wrap & aluminum foil
Powder & liquid dishwasher detergent
Storage bags (all sizes)
Trash bags (all sizes)
Paper Products, etc.:
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.
Antibacterial spray & ointment
Combs & brushes
Deodorant & antiperspirant
Ethnic hair products
Hair care products
Hand & body soap
Men's & women's shaving cream & razors
Rubbing alcohol, band-aids, & first-aid items/kits
Shampoos & conditioners
Tampons & sanitary pads
Toothbrushes & toothpaste
Women's new unused makeup
Women's new undergarments
Baby wash & lotion
Children's new undergarments
Children's cough, cold, & flu medicine
Size 5 Diapers
Diapers (various sizes)
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. This year because of the COVID-19 pandemic please provide a meal box with above mentioned items or a grocery store gift card. Please call us at 252-638-4509 for more infoamtion.
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 call us at 252.638.4509 for more information.
Our annual pajama drive collects sleepwear for our clients and their children during the winter months. Please call us at 252.638.4509 for more information.