Each day of Shop for GOOD, presented by Bank of America, we are highlighting five of our local nonprofit partner’s Amazon wish lists - all of which feature items that we have found to be a recurring need and in high demand across the board.
Monday, July 13th
Pinky Swear Foundation supports families caught in the tragic reality of their child's cancer diagnosis and treatment and one way that they do this is through a free food pantry for families in the pediatric oncology unit at Levine Children's Hospital. Help keep their free food pantry stocked when you shop their wish list today. Shop their Amazon wish list here!
Compassion to Act a faith-based ministry that rescues exploited women and provides them with the resources and relationships to succeed after trauma. They provide "Compassion Bags" as part of their outreach program and right now are in need of gift cards as well as snacks to help them continue to feed the women they serve and support. Shop their Amazon wish list here!
Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen feeds our hungry neighbors and right now they are in need of items such as canned beans and vegetables as well as soups and other nonperishable goods to continue nourishing those they serve. Shop their Amazon wish list here!
Friendship Trays delivers balanced meals daily to individuals in the community who are unable to obtain to prepare their own meals due to age or infirmity. Help keep them in full supply of the products they need. Shop their Amazon wish list here!
Feeding Charlotte collects fresh, unserved, surplus meals from restaurants, caterers and institutions and delivers the meals to local nonprofits who feed the hungry. Throughout the pandemic, they have adapted their services and are packing and distributing to-go containers of food and snacks to the hungry. At this time they are not only in need of food, but more to-go containers and paper bags as well to make for easy distribution. Shop their Amazon wish list here!
Tuesday, July 14th
Hugaroo’s mission is to provide new stuffed animals to children who have been admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of cancer, or have suffered a life-threatening illness, or other traumatic condition. Help them stay in full supply of plush stuffed animals to provide to children during their hospital stay when you shop their Amazon wish list today. Shop their Amazon wish list here!
Our friends at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy pursue justice for those in need. One of their most needed items? Kid's coloring books. Why? Law offices can be intimidating for children. By providing coloring books that children can use while in the office and take home with them, their experience at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy can be less stressful and more fun. Shop their Amazon wish list here!
Local nonprofit GATE helps pregnant women and new parents by providing pregnancy, parenting and life skill classes. Their resource room has everything a new family will need until their child is one-year-old, but they are running low on supplies. Shop their wish list to keep them in full stock of the necessities. Shop their Amazon wish list here!
Girl Scouts- Hornets' Nest Council provides an accepting and nurturing environment where young girls build character and skills for success in the real world. Shopping their wish list will help support their staff led and community based troops which are mainly located in under-resourced communities be in full supply of scissors, crayons, glue and more! Shop their Amazon wish list here!
When you support Center 360, you help to provide underserved youth with free enrichment and development programs. Right now, they are in need of wish list items such as decorative pillows, bean bags, and kid friendly snacks all that will help create a welcoming environment for the students they serve. Shop their Amazon wish list here!
Wednesday, July 15th
Local nonprofit City Startup Labs, Inc. develops entrepreneurial talent and capacity through their programming. When you purchase the items they need from their Amazon wish list, you are helping to further the entrepreneurial education of formerly incarcerated persons and African American millennials with your contribution. Shop their wish list here!
Talented Girls in Action (TGIA) is an after-school program that empowers girls to invest in their futures. TGIA serves girls between the ages of 12 and 18 that come from underprivileged communities through individualized tutoring, a character development curriculum and a mentorship program. Right now they are in need of everything from student planners to iPad minis to best serve the students in their care. Shop their wish list here!
The mission of Dilworth Center is to provide effective and affordable treatment services for individuals and families affected by alcoholism and drug addiction. When you shop for the items they need off of their Amazon wish list such as notebooks, pens and sticky notes, you are allowing them more time to focus on their clients and less on getting the office supplies they need. Shop their wish list here!
Our friends at Breast Cancer Hub Corporation save lives by awareness, volunteering, education and research. Don't forget- nonprofits are businesses, which means they need supplies to stay up and running smoothly such as organizational folders and printer toner which you can purchase for Breast Cancer Hub right now. Shop their wish list here!
Brave Step empowers individuals who have been impacted by sexual violence and provides personalized services, foster brave public conversations about sexual abuse, and cultivate courageous changemakers. In just a few clicks, you can help Brave Step get the tangible items they need right now, and they can continue to focus on their critical work. Shop their wish list here!
Thursday, July 16th
It's hard to rock out to your full potential on an empty stomach- Girls Rock Charlotte is in need of snacks for their youth programs to keep the girls they serve fed and as they rock n' reel through the year. Purchase snack items and other essentials they need from their Amazon wish list here!
Building homes builds up an appetite- while Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region needs items such as measuring tape and durable work gloves, did you know they are also in need of snacks to provide to staff and volunteers on the job? Help them fuel all of the helping hands hard at work furthering their mission when you shop their Amazon wish list, here!
Make An Impact Foundation promotes the education and well-being of children and identifies children in severe need as well as those with learning needs, emotional needs, disabilities or disease, and create opportunities to produce change in their lives. Shop their Amazon wish list now to help make sure no child goes without lunch and basic hygiene items during this difficult time for our community. Shop their Amazon wish list here!
Autism After 18 was created to help young adults with autism progress toward independent lives, by giving them opportunities to interact in the community on a social, professional and educational level. When they are able to bring their clients together again for social events and activities, they will need to be fully stock up on the snacks on their Amazon wish list, here!
Through no fault of their own, every day hundreds of single women are forced into homelessness in Charlotte. This may be a result of many events including sudden unemployment, domestic violence or untreated mental health issues. My Sister's House helps to empower single, adult women to become self-sufficient by providing safe, temporary housing and life skills training. Help them keep the women they serve fed with nutritious options from their Amazon wish list, here!
Friday, July 18th
Our friends at Girls on the Run Greater Charlotte are in need of camp supplies such as friendship bracelet kits that will allow the girls they serve to leave camp with a tangible reminder of the new connections they made this summer.Your purchase makes a direct impact on the lives of the young girls they serve in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincoln, Cleveland, Catawba and Cabarrus counties. Shop their Amazon wish list, here!
Local nonprofit KinderMourn provides hope for bereaved parents, grieving children and teens by offering support as well as counseling programs and empowering the community to effectively assist those who have suffered an unthinkable loss. There are items on their wish list right now that will help them comfort children they serve at a time of grief and loss. Shop their Amazon wish list, here!
Our friends at Smart Start of Meck County know that providing resources that meet young children’s most basic distance learning needs, together we can help them thrive from home. However, parents need access to materials that may not be available within every home. The good news? You can shop for these tangible resources on their MECK Pre-K’s Student Toolkit Wish List, here!
The mission of Ourbridge kids is to provide academic and socio-emotional support to refugee and immigrant children and their families as they acculturate to life anew to the United States. Right now, you can support their critical work by shopping for items on their wish list- they are in need of everything from STEM learning kits, to UNO cards, to bluetooth speakers that help their tutors play movies and songs for the kids they serve. Shop their Amazon wish list, here!
Nevins Inc. aims to improve society and workplace culture through community-based integration and employment of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They also know that persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities love to learn, imagine and dream, that's why Nevins has created a library for their customers to enjoy and escape into the world of reading. Purchase books for their library and other items off of their Amazon wish list, here!
Saturday, July 19th
Local nonprofit Project New Heights seeks to enhance the quality of life for underserved, at-risk youth through educational advocacy, support and dropout prevention services. Graduation is their goal! Help them continue on with this critical work by saving them time that can be spent focusing on their mission when you shop for the tangible items they need such as paper, pens, file folders, and other office supplies! Shop their Amazon wish list, here.
Promising Pages is a nonprofit organization that collects donated books and distributes them to children in the Charlotte area book desert. Packing and distributing books calls for a lot of moving boxes and packaging tape- both of which are items on their Amazon wish list right now. Help them continue getting books into the hands of children who would otherwise go without when you shop their wish list, here!
Nonprofits are businesses, and like any other business Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, a resource for individuals & their families affected by Parkinson disease, needs general office supplies to stay up and running smoothly. Printer ink and envelopes are just a couple of items on their wish list that you can purchase for them right now. Shop their Amazon wish list, here.
Playing For Others (PFO) provides a space for teens to explore and answer the questions, “Who Am I?” and “How will I give of that?” through programming in Personal Development, Service, and the Arts. As they welcome back clients and staff, they are in need of both office and sanitation supplies at this time that you can purchase for them right now off of their Amazon wish list. Shop their wish list, here!
The mission and purpose of Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy with an end result of empowering young people to own their economic success. Help them stay in stock of all of the supplies they need to continue their incredible work in our community when you shop their Amazon wish list, here!
Thank you Bank of America for encouraging our community to give to local nonprofits in this easy and unique way!
Want to see more local nonprofit's wish lists? Check out shopforgoodclt.org now through July 19th!