Donations Needed for OEW Hope House™
While in-kind donations do often help us off-set costs of running OEW Hope House™, financial donations are the single biggest need. This allows us to meet needs as they arise.
However, we understand that some prefer to give tangible items, and we welcome those as well.
Many times girls arrive with little or nothing. They come in all shapes and sizes (0-20) so we do not accept clothing donations. Instead, we request gift cards to purchase items each girl needs when she arrives (undergarments, shoes, clothing, jacket).
PERSONAL PER GIRL
Duffel bags- sturdy new
Suitcases - new
Backpacks (may be filled with Kleenex, hand sanitizer, journal, colored pens, and highlighters)
Welcome Basket for each new girl with new towels, washcloths, large shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, large deodorant (NOT WHITE towels please as many girls have been sold in hotels and this can be a trigger)
New twin sheets, pillows and/or bedding (not white)
Warm cozy throw blankets
Gift cards as incentives and for birthdays
Art supplies (markers, paints, brushes, colored pencils, charcoal pencils, and erasers, watercolor and charcoal paper)
Tablets or laptops (will be set with internet restrictions and limited use)
Age-appropriate movies (love educational series as well like Nat Geo animals or nature series)
Food - see for Favorite Family Recipe food drive instructions
Baking Utensils (new insulated cookie sheets, parchment paper, muffin tins, and paper muffin cups or all sizes)
New Yoga mats
New laundry baskets
Paper towels and toilet paper
Toiletries (no hotel sizes)
Thank you for caring for our girls!
Mail to PO BOX 38587, Charlotte NC 28278 or contact us at to arrange drop off or pick up.