Providing Emergency Food, Shelter and Hope
to Homeless Children and Their Families in Columbia since 1979

Wish List

For more information about our wish list needs, email Nick or call 803-771-7040.

wish list

With up to 15 families in our shelter eating, bathing, doing laundry and moving around the city each day, we go through quite an amazing amount of products. Donations of the following items help us provide our families everything they need to stay clean, healthy, and well fed while they are here at Family Shelter.

Ongoing Supply Needs

Please help us be environmentally friendly by donating paper supplies
rather than Styrofoam and plastic whenever possible.

Click here to print Ongoing Needs Wish List (pdf)

Heavy Duty, dinner-size paper plates
16 oz & 12 oz paper cups
Plastic Dinnerware
Toilet paper
Select-a-size paper towels
Liquid laundry detergent
Dishwashing liquid
Dish towels
Multi-surface cleaning sprays
Air freshener - spray cans and plug-ins
New Bath towels
Aluminum foil
Tall kitchen trash bags
Yard trash bags
Full and twin mattress covers
Full and twin sheet sets
Hygiene and Personal Care Items
GIFT CARDS: Food Lion & Walmart Gift Cards
   To purchase additional grocery items and supplies that we often need on short notice
Supply Drives
Supply drives help us stock up on our ongoing needs. If your group would like to hold a supply drive, please call or email Nick before you distribute the full wish list to determine our greatest needs at the time you will host the drive.


In-Kind & Service Needs

Meal Donations – we serve an average of 30-35 people per day
Evening Meal Cooks - click here for details
Contractors for facility repair projects 

Unfortunately, we do not have space to accept donations of toys, books, clothing items, or furniture.

THANKS for your generosity and support of Family Shelter!

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