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DONATION CENTER

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MY SISTER'S HOUSE WITH YOUR DONATION OF NEW OR USED ITEMS!

NEW & URGENTLY-NEEDED ITEMS

We are so thankful for the tremendous support our donors provide through the donation of new items from our urgent needs list! The MSH on-site donation center is where we accept new, unused items - please see the list of what our client need most down below! 

 

USED ITEMS

Looking to support us with a donation of gently-used items? Thank you! We ask supporters to please take used items directly to one of our used-donation drop off bins, with convenient locations throughout the Lowcountry. See the details of our used-item donation program in the FAQ sidebar!

  • For Survivors: Increased Risk of DV
    For victims of domestic violence, shelter in place and quarantine orders are terrifying. Home, for them, is often not a safe place to be. Abusers will use any tactic possible to yield power and control over their victims, even a pandemic. Isolation: Abusers can use this time to further isolate survivors from their loved ones. They may also use this as a time to further restrict a survivor’s movement in person, controlling where they go and when. They might also control a survivor’s interactions online, limiting their access to the outside world. Restricting Access to Information: Abusers may also restrict access to the news and other outlets, making themselves the source of all information. Increased Abuse: The abuse may worsen during this time as survivors may be spending more time in contact with their abusers. Survivors may also experience new or different types of abuse during this time. In-Person and Digital Stalking: Abusers might try to exert their power by trying to monitor, control and stalk survivors in person and digitally. Financial Abuse: Many individuals are experiencing financial burdens due to being unable to work, and abusers may further financially exploit survivors during this time. Parenting: Survivors who co-parent their children with their abusers may be facing unique challenges during these times, such as barriers to visitation and/or increased exposure to the abuser due to lack of accessible childcare. For example, in order for a survivor to work, he/she/they may need to utilize their abuser for childcare. Access to Services: Additional family stress, increased isolation and economic uncertainties add an accelerant to an already dangerous situation and make physically or emotionally abusive relationships much worse. Other community resources, such as faith based organizations, schools, courts and other non-profit organizations are scaling back services. Such networks of support would previously provide additional layers of help and accountability for families at risk for domestic violence. Victims of domestic violence have less resources for help, and feel more trapped.
  • On MSH
    Before the Coronavirus Pandemic, SC ranked #5 in the US for the number of deaths of women by men, up from #6. This number alone shows the critical need for our services in the Lowcountry. The federal grant, VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) has been reduced by 18% in 2020, cutting into critical services of shelter, counseling and advocacy for victims of domestic violence. The need for emergency domestic violence services will likely spike during and following COVID-19. Additional family stress, increased isolation and economic uncertainties are all contributing factors in the multi-faceted problem that is domestic violence. Other community resources, such as faith based organizations, schools, courts and other non-profit organizations help combat these issues with their services. In a time, when all businesses and non-profits are scaling back services, these resources may be limited or unavailbile increasing the need for MSH. When we cannot provide adequate social distancing and quarantine capacity and staffing in community living shelters, we have to provide resources for immediate health and safety for victims of domestic violence and their children via emergency hotel stays and provisions for food, transportation and other basic needs. Fundraisers held during this time are postponed indefinitely and/or cancelled. Overall giving, because of economic instability may be stalled or decreased. My Sister's House depends on these fundraisers and individual giving to not only fund regular budget operations, but also to shore up additional funding for 2021 decreased grant funding. Domestic violence agencies are first responders to very lethal situations. Many victims will call for safety from domestic violence organizations before or instead of law enforcement assistance or even emergency health care.

HOW TO DONATE NEW ITEMS

THE MSH NEW-ITEM DONATION CENTER

LOCATION
3775 Spruill Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29415
HOURS OF OPERATION

Tuesday & Thursday 

10 AM - 2 PM

PHONE
843-225-6382
EMAIL
hope@mysistershouse.com
 
USED ITEMS? 
Click here to view our list of contact-free drop-off locations for used clothing, shoes, linens & accessories.
Thank you!
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Can't make it to our donation center but still want to support our clients? 

Donating supplies from our Amazon Wishlist is quick and easy – and they're delivered right to our door!

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OUR MOST URGENTLY-NEEDED ITEMS:

GIFT CARDS

(ALWAYS URGENTLY NEEDED!)

  • Food/restaurant gift cards to easily-accessible chain restaurants and grocery stores

  • Gas Gift Cards (Any amount appreciated, no Shell cards please)

  • Visa Gift Cards (So clients may purchase urgently needed items at a store near them)

  • Uber Gift CardsPurchase Here

    • Uber gift cards may be sent to:

(email)

hope@mysistershouse.com

(mail)

My Sister's House

PO Box 71171

N. Charleston SC 29415

HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES

  • Garbage Bags in sizes:

    • Standard (30 gallon bags)

    • Large (39 gallon bags)

  • Comforter Sets in sizes:

    • Queen

    • Full

    • Twin - XL

    • Twin - Standard 

  • Mattress Protectors in all sizes:

    • Queen

    • Full

    • Twin - XL

    • Twin - Standard 

  • Pillows (standard size) and Pillow Protectors (standard size)

  • Shower curtains, shower curtain liners, and shower curtain hooks/rings

  • Bathroom Rug Sets (bathroom area rug, bath mat)

  • Swiffer Mops and Swiffer Mop Refill Pads

  • Dryer Sheets

FOOD

  • Instant Single-Serve Mac & Cheese

  • Canned Ravioli 

  • Canned Spaghetti-O’s

  • Instant Ramen Noodles 

  • Instant Soups

  • Boxed Cereal

  • Instant Oatmeal

  • Boxed Juices

HELP OUR CLIENTS STAY CONNECTED!

  • Trak cellphones

  • Prepaid phone cards

  • Prepaid Cell Phones and Chargers

  • Portable power packs to recharge cellphones 

ADDITIONAL DONATION RESOURCES

Donations

If you are donating used items, please deliver them to our Used Donations Bins!

 

Your donation of gently-used items helps to provide meaningful financial support to our clients and programs, here is a list of used items to consider dropping off: 

Our Used-Item Donation Bin Locations Can Accept:

CLOTHING: Pants, jeans, skirts, dresses, suits, shorts, shirts, tees, tanks

OUTERWEAR: Coats, jackets, gloves, hats, scarves

FOOTWEAR: Shoes, boots, heels, sneakers, sandals, socks, tights

UNDERGARMENTS: Bras, underwear, slips, camisoles

ACCESSORIES: Hats, belts, ties, scarves, headbands 

HANDBAGS: Wallets, totes, luggage, backpacks, briefcases

LINENS: Towels, sheets, comforters, blankets, tablecloths 

CHILDREN: Stuffed animals, small toys, clothing, and books

Our Used-Item Donation Bin Locations Cannot Accept:

  • Used Furniture

  • Used Travel, Hotel, or Full Size Toiletries

  • Used Appliances

These local nonprofit partners may be able to accept items that MSH cannot:

HOME GOODS
St. Vincent DePaul Society
(843) 416-7126
Hope to Home 
h2hfurniture@icloud.com
Tri County Family Ministries
(843) 747-1788
TRAVEL TOILETRIES
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CHILDREN'S ITEMS
Halos
(843) 990-9570
Lowcountry Orphan Relief
(843) 747-4099
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