Donating to the Shelter
Types of Donations
The Shelter gladly receives monetary and in-kind donations from individuals and groups. Our “Wish List” for in-kind goods and services can be found at the bottom of this page. If you are interested in getting your organization or club to sponsor a fundraiser some ideas are listed below. Your donation will go a long way toward helping us provide hope for the future to abused, abandoned and neglected children. All donations are tax deductible. Please call us at 803.359.8595 if you need additional information.
Of course the Children’s Shelter’s greatest need in these difficult economic times is money to continue providing high quality care. Please consider making a monetary donation to help us care for the children who stay at the shelter. Monetary donations may be mailed to PO Box 344, Lexington, S.C. 29071 or contributed through our website via PayPal using any bank card. (See Link Below)
We have two funds which receive monetary donations; (1) The Operating Fund which is made up of unrestricted gifts and is used for day-to-day operations of the Shelter, and (2) the Nancy K. Perry Endowment Fund which is our long term investment to provide for financial security of the Shelter in the future and is controlled by the Board of Trustees. If you do not designate which fund you wish to contribute to the funds will be deposited in the operating account.
The Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter uses PayPal as our online donation method as we believe it is the most secure method available and does not require you, the donor, to disclose any personal financial information to us. The small charge we pay to use this system is less than what credit card companies charge and we believe best protects our donors. If you’d like to donate directly to the shelter online please click the PayPal button above. Thank you so much!
Fundraising and Financial Principals of the Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter
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In-Kind gifts of needed items help The Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter to lower costs. Please visit this page often for updated Wish Lists and learn how you can help the children by organizing a gift drive.
Donations may be brought to our Shelter Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Call for directions) OR you may use one of our official drop off sites.
PLEASE SEE THE CURRENT WISH LIST BELOW
The Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter
|One Time Items|
|Health and Hygiene||Toothbrushes & toothbrush covers, toothpaste, dental floss, bar soap, soap holders, moisturizing lotion, hair brushes, combs, shampoos and conditioners for various hair textures, stick deodorant|
|Clothing-Boys||Boy’s underwear (all sizes up to 14/16),
Boy’s pajamas (all sizes up to 14/16),
Boy’s socks (all sizes)
|Clothing-Girls||Girl’s underwear (all sizes up to 14/16),
Girl’s pajamas (all sizes up to 14/16,
Girl’s socks (all sizes)
|Paper Goods||Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, paper plates, paper cups, plastic utensils|
|Miscellaneous||Aluminum wrap, freezer bags (pint, quart, and gallon sizes), dish washing liquid, plastic wrap, cooking spray, (i.e. PAM), dishwasher detergent, other household cleaning products|
In-Kind Donation Drives
There are items the Shelter always needs. If you care to donate one or more things please call us at 803.359.8595. However, if you’re looking to run a donation drive, why not turn it into a theme?
Fun Ideas for In-Kind Gift Drives
- Undie Drive -The Shelter is always in need of clean, new under things for children of all ages.
- Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic Drive – Children who have been abused or neglected are often developmentally behind other children their age. Our licensed staff works to bring their skills up to the level of their peers. Help them by doing a drive for educational toys and learning tools.
- Arts and Crafts Drive – Activities keep the kids busy after school while helping to develop their creativity, motor skills and confidence.
- Beauty Drive – Sometimes a little grooming goes a long way towards making a girl feel special. Help teenage girls in the Shelter by having a fun donation drive for much-desired beauty products.
- Full Bellies Drive – Feeding 14 kids a day is no small feat! A good way to help the Shelter offset costs is to do a grocery drive. Have everyone in your group be in charge of a different item, which they can buy when they go to the grocery store for their own families.
- Back to School Drive – This is an excellent drive to do in August/September. The children who stay at the Shelter go to school and get help with their homework from staff. The Shelter supplies them with whatever items their school requires so that they may have the best learning experience possible.
- Healthy & Happy Drive -First Aid supplies and other health prevention items are in constant rotation as is our need to replace those items. You can combine this drive for all the drug store items with the grocery drive if you wish. All medicines (i.e. Neosporin, cough medicine, Ibuprofen, etc.) must be unopened.
These are just a few ideas so feel free to come up with your own theme. Contact us to find out what might be needed most when you’re ready to begin!