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.

High Priority Items:

  • Underwear of all sizes
  • T-shirts of all sizes (plain)
  • Socks of all sizes
  • Hair bonnets
  • Hair brushes and combs
  • African American hair care products
  • Wallets
  • Belts
  • Headphones
  • Pajamas
  • Men’s and boy’s undershirts
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Walmart/Target gift cards to purchase clothing basics for On Ramp clients
  • 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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