Crisis Hotline(704) 377-0602

Needs List

Thank you for your interest in providing for the kids at The Relatives. We serve a range of youth and young adults from ages 7 to 24 and some who also have babies of their own.*

*In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak we are especially in need of the items listed below and the items marked “high priority” on our Amazon Wishlist. 

Thank you for your continued support of The Relatives and the youth we serve.

High Priority Items:

  • Disposable gloves
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Disposable masks
  • Baby products – wipes/diapers/onesies
  • Toilet paper/tissues
  • Walmart/Target gift cards to purchase clothing basics for On Ramp clients
  • Costco/BJ’s gift cards to buy essential items in bulk
  • Bagged non-perishable snacks that we can distribute to youth as they leave On Ramp for the day
  • Bottled water
  • Paper goods (plates, bowls, cups)
  • Plastic utensils
  • Home goods (pots/pans/towels/dish sets) for our housing clients

Items can be mailed/dropped off to: 119 East 8th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

If you would like to make a monetary donation to fund our purchase of these items you can donate here.

You can directly shop for items from our needs list through our Amazon wishlist by clicking the image below:


  • Laptops and desktops for our young adults attending school
  • Men’s & women’s underwear
  • Men’s white t-shirts – all sizes from S- XXL
  • Girls/boys underwear
  • Sweatpants – sizes S-XXL for teens and adults
  • Baby supplies – formula, clothes, bottles, pacifiers
  • Cribs/strollers
  • Ramen noodles and pop-top soups
  • Deodorant
  • Body wash (full size)
  • Moisturizer (full size)
  • Chapstick
  • Conditioner (full size)
  • Combs (fine/rattail/wide tooth)
  • Brushes (paddle, bristle, detangling)
  • Head scarves, bonnets, durags
  • Hair moisturizer (ORS Olive Oil, Cantu, Shea Moisture)
  • Wallets
  • Belts
  • Umbrellas and rain ponchos
  • Earbuds and headphones
  • Backpacks and duffle bags
  • Tents
  • Gift cards to Walmart, Target, food places, and gas stations
  • CATS bus passes
  • Prepaid phone gift cards for minutes

If you have any questions about the above items or would like more information about how to donate the items, please contact Christina Nunez, Volunteer Engagement Officer, at 704.501.8258 or at cnunez@therelatives.org.

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