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.
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/Women/Boys/Girls/Toddlers
- Pajama Sets – Men/Women/Boys/Girls
- Solid Tees – Men /Women/Boys/Girls
- Gift cards to retailers (Walmart, Target, Kohl’s preferred) for school/dress clothes – Epworth does accept “Green Dot” brand Debit/Gift Cards
- Ladies Socks
Bed & Bath Items:
- Twin sheet sets
- Twin Comforters (boys and girls, all ages)
- Towels – not white
- Washcloths – not white (Buy Online)
- Shower curtains
- Shower curtain hooks
School Related Needs:
- Jansport Bookbags for High School (Buy Online)
- Jansport Bookbags for Elementary School (Buy Online)
- Mechanical Pencils
- Sketch Pads, Buy Online – URGENT
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
- Liquid hand soap
- Dove Soap
- Shampoo and Conditioner
- Body Wash: Axe for males, Dove for females
- Men’s and women’s deodorant/antiperspirant
- Alarm clocks
- Umbrellas- pocket/compact size
- Flashlights with batteries
- Rotating floor fans (Oscillating Tower or Pedestal Fans)
- 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
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:
- The WayFinding Bible – Buy Online (High School and Middle School Boys/Girls) – URGENT
Devotion/Other Books & Needs:
- The Action Bible (great for low-reader youth) – Buy Online
- Everything Counts, by Steve Case (for teens) (High School graduation present) – Buy Online – URGENT
- Life Application Study Bible NIV, Personal Size – Buy Online
- Post-its to Ponder (staff book) – Buy Online
- Sketch pad – Unlined – Buy Online URGENT
- Multi-color packs of crayons, colored pencils, markers
Items NOT Needed or Accepted
- Non-requested school supplies
- Sports equipment
- Used items: clothes, toys, games, stuffed animals, bedding, towels, shoes, kitchen items, etc.
For more information, please contact Beth Robinson at (803) 256-7394.