Epworth Children's Home

Epworth Children’s Home
2900 Millwood Ave
Columbia SC 29205

Wish List

Epworth stewards its resources very carefully and keeps a close eye on resident needs and existing inventory.  As our needs change, we update our list.  All the items below can be purchased online at the Amazon Wish List and/or Walmart Registry links below.  All items must be new; used items will not be accepted.





Cleaning and Kitchen Supplies

  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Laundry detergent – Tide or Gain
  • Bleach
  • Fabuloso
  • Lysol spray
  • Tilex 
  • Toilet paper
  • Roll paper towels
  • Windex
  • Pine Sol
  • Brooms & dust pans
  • Mops & bucket
  • Dryer sheets
  • Plastic laundry baskets
  • Dawn dish soap
  • Sponges
  • Trash bags (all sizes
  • Paper plates
  • Paper cups
  • Plastic utensils
  • Spray bottles

Linens and Household Items

  • Dish towels
  • Bath towels and washcloth sets
  • Beach towels
  • Twin comforters
  • Twin mattress covers (zippered)
  • Twin sheets
  • Pillowcases (standard size)
  • Full size mattress covers (zippered)
  • Full size sheets
  • Shower curtains and liners
  • Shower curtain hooks
  • Alarm clocks
  • New sofas & chairs (please contact us for design/size needs)
  • Rotating floor fans (oscillating tower or pedestal fans)
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights

Personal Care Items

  • Hair dryer
  • Hair dryer with comb
  • Plastic (travel) soap holders
  • Dental floss
  • Alcohol-free mouthwash
  • Shampoo (Cantu/TreSemme/Suave)
  • Conditioner (Cantu/TreSemme/Suave)
  • Chapstick
  • Body wash (Irish Spring for males; Caress or Dove for females)
  • Palmers Cocoa Butter lotion
  • 3-Blade Bic razors
  • Plastic (travel) toothbrush holders
  • Kleenex
  • First aid kits

Clothing and Accessories (Must be new with tags/original packaging)

  • Socks (for males and females)
  • Underwear (for males and females)
  • Solid tees
  • White tank tops (male A shirts)
  • Pajama sets (for teens, both males and females)
  • Nike slides
  • Duffel bags
  • Umbrellas (compact size)
  • Gift cards (Walmart is preferred. Note: Epworth does not accept “Green Dot” brand debit/gift cards.)

School Supplies

  • Jansport bookbags for high school
  • Jansport bookbags for middle school
  • 10-count Broadline Crayola markers – classic colors
  • 3- and 5-subject notebooks
  • Blue ink pens
  • Scotch tape
  • 5-Star brand folders
  • Water bottles (flip-top or straw lids)
  • Command hooks
  • Arts and crafts kits (most of the specific ones we need can be found on our Amazon wish list and a few are listed on our Walmart registry)
Other school supply needs are specific to grade level and school.  Please contact us before purchasing any school supply item not listed here.

Faith Formation


Devotion Books

  • Jesus Calling Devotional Book – Buy Online
  • (Extra)Ordinary: 365 Ordinary Moments with an Anything-but-Ordinary God  Devotional Book – Buy Online

Clinging Crosses


You can also create a welcome box for each child to receive upon admission.



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!


Supply Drives

Volunteer to host an Epworth collection drive at your school, church, or business! Contact us at lfusco@epworthsc.org or (803) 256-7394.



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 Epworth at (803) 256-7394.