Urgent Needs

IMPACT OF COVID-19 – SPECIFIC NEEDS:

  • Accommodations: Help us raise $13,300! This will help us place 38 of our highest risk families in a motel room for a week. (The average cost to stay in a basic motel room is $350.00/week.
  • Food: While CMS is providing much appreciated free breakfast and lunch meals during the school closures, at risk kids still need dinner every night – and food on the weekends. Through our partnerships with food vendors and distributors, $150.00 worth of groceries will provide 3 meals a day, for one week for a family of 3. Our goal is to provide food subsidies to 100 families, with a commitment to raise $15,000.
  • Gift Cards to Food Lion & Walmart (for families to purchase non-perishable foods & emergency items we don’t have in office). No eGift cards please!
  • Cleaning Supplies (Disinfecting wipes, all-purpose cleaner, scrub sponges, rubber gloves, paper towels ect.)
  • Hand sanitizer bottles or wipes

EPA list of registered disinfectants

Drop offs

For the safety of everyone, we are asking that all donations be mailed in only. You can purchase off our Amazon Wish List or mail directly to:

A Child’s Place – 601 E. 5th Street, Suite 230, Charlotte, NC. 28202

Before you check out be sure to take a look at our Amazon Wishlist which provides critical resources to children and families experiencing a housing crisis.

When shopping on Amazon use this Amazon Smile link, and Amazon will donate a portion of the proceeds to A Child’s Place.

Needed Items

Uniforms/Apparel **NEW only**
  • Adult size uniforms for our middle schoolers (khaki or navy bottoms; white & navy polo shirts)
  • Girls khaki or navy pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, jumpers: PreK-8th Grade sizes
  • Girls navy polo dresses
  • Boys khaki or navy pants and shorts: PreK-8th Grade sizes
  • Polo shirts: All sizes (white, navy, light blue) especially adult sizes
  • Black or brown belts: All sizes
  • Undergarments (Girls and Boys: all sizes) *Must be NEW*
  • Close-toed shoes (Youth and Adults sizes; boys and girls) *Must be NEW*
Toiletries **No travel size please!**
  • African American Hair Products (some brand options include: Motions, Olive Oil, Crème of Nature)
  • Soap (Bar)
  • Deodorant (Women’s)
  • Tissues (full size)
Family Needs
  • Air Mattresses (Queen & Twin)
  • Linens + Bedding (New: comforters, sheets, pillow slips, etc)
  • Laundry Detergent (pods are preferred)
  • Pot/Pans and other kitchen utensils
  • Reusable Tote Bags, Luggage, and Duffel Bags
  • Gift Cards: $30 to Walmart or Food Lion
Student Rewards
  • Movie tickets/passes
  • $5-$10 gift cards (fast food: Subway, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Little Caesar’s, Burger King, Pizza Hut; Wal-Mart; Family Dollar)
  • Long socks for boys (Nike preferred)
  • Headphones (large style)
  • Footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, hula hoops, jump ropes, etc.
  • Jewelry Kits
  • Art Kit
  • Legos
School Supplies
  • Headphones

**At this time we do not need any other school supplies. We are at capacity!

*Please contact us for any questions or to determine if there is still a need*