Epworth Children’s Home
2900 Millwood Ave
Columbia SC 29205
803-256-7394

Wish List

Monetary Gifts

Unrestricted monetary gifts are of the greatest need at Epworth and are the best way for you to make a difference to the children at Epworth.  Your gift funds everything from the basic living needs of each child to the loving cottage staff who give the support and care each child needs to meet his or her full potential. Give Today.

Christmas with Epworth

At Epworth, Christmastime is a wonderful time of year…and this year we are already seeing a tremendous outpouring of support from the community and churches.  If you want to get involved or give to Epworth during this special season, we have a few special instructions to help you participate!

Other Current Needs

Epworth stewards its resources very carefully and keeps a close eye on resident needs and existing inventory on campus.  As specific items are needed, we update the below list.  If you choose to give specific gifts, please check often as children’s needs change.  When possible, a sample link is provided for you to either buy online and ship to Epworth or to help you find a similar item at your retailer of choice. All items must be new, used items will not be accepted.

Volunteer to host an Epworth Collection Drive within your school, church, or business. Receive additional details and ideas by contacting Beth C. Robinson at brobinson@epworthsc.org or (803) 256-7394 ext. 112.

Clothing Essentials:  These particular items serve the purpose of providing children with the essentials when they first arrive until we can take them shopping the next day.  The shopping for new clothes builds self-confidence in the children and serves as a trust-building activity with cottage staff.  All clothing items must be new, with tags/original packing.  Sample links have been provided to illustrate needs and/or to allow you to order online.

  • Underwear Packs – Men and Women
  • Pajama Sets – Men and Women
  • Solid Tees – Men and Women
  • Gift cards (Walmart preferred)  – Epworth does accept “Green Dot” brand Debit/Gift Cards
  • Men and Women’s Socks

Bed & Bath Items:

  • Twin Mattress Covers
  • Twin Comforters (boys and girls, all ages)
  • Standard Size Pillows
  • Standard Size Pillowcases
  • Bath Towel and Washcloth Sets
  • Shower Curtains and Liners
  • Shower Curtain Hooks
  • Beach Towels
  • Mesh Laundry Bag
  • Plastic Laundry Baskets
  • Reusable Water Bottle

School Related Needs:

  • Jansport Bookbags for High School – Buy Online
  • Jansport Bookbags for Middle School – Buy Online
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Sketch Pads – Buy Online
  • Texas Instrument Scientific Calculators
  • 12 pack Crayola Colored Pencils
  • 8 & 10 pack Crayola Fine Tip Markers (skinny markers)
  • Pencil Pouches (specifically those that will fit in a 3 ringed binder)
  • 3 & 5 Subject Notebooks (Wide Ruled – NO SPIRALS)
  • Plastic Folders (with & without prongs)
  • Undated Planners (for high school students to keep up with assignments)
  • Gallon Ziploc Bags
  • Boxes of Kleenex
  • Hand Sanitizer

School supply needs are specific to grade level and school.  Please contact Epworth before purchasing any school supply item not listed here.

College Related Needs:

  • Laundry Kits
  • Cleaning Kits
  • First-aid Kits

Personal Items:

  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Shampoo and Conditioner (Cantu/TreSemme/Suave)
  • Body Wash or Bar Soap: Irish Spring for males, Caress/Dove for females
  • Chapstick
  • Men’s and women’s deodorant/antiperspirant – Secret for Women, Degree for Men
  • Alarm clocks
  • Umbrellas- pocket/compact size
  • Flashlights with batteries
  • Rotating floor fans (Oscillating Tower or Pedestal Fans)
  • Palmer’s Coco Butter Lotion
  • Bic Razors
  • Soap and Toothbrush Holders

Campus Needs

  • New Sofas & Chairs (please contact us for design/size needs)
  • Mid-size and up gently used vehicles – URGENT
  • Paper Products: Toilet Tissue, Paper Towels and Kleenex
  • Command Hooks
  • First Aid Kits
  • Lysol Spray
  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • Sponges
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Trash Bags – all sizes

Faith Formation

Many of the items in the Faith Formation Wish List, complete a welcome box for each child to receive upon admission.

Middle School and Teen Bibles:

  • NIV, Journal the Word Bible for Teen Girls – Buy Online
  • The WayFinding Bible – Buy Online  (High School and Middle School Boys/Girls) – URGENT 

Devotion/Other Books & Needs:

Items NOT Needed or Accepted

  • Non-requested school supplies
  • Sports equipment
  • Pianos
  • Books
  • Used items: clothes, toys, games, stuffed animals, bedding, towels, shoes, kitchen items, etc.

For more information, please contact Beth Robinson at (803) 256-7394.