Thank you to the many wonderful community members who help to fulfill our wish lists. There are many high-demand items that we can always use in our programs. From drinks and snacks for our Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter to gift cards for clothing and groceries, we are thankful for donations in any form.

Commonly Needed Donation Items:


  • Fully stocked pantry – baking mixes, soups, canned fruits & vegetables (Please, no expired or almost-expired foods.)
  • Trash bags
  • Plastic bags (gallon and sandwich size)
  • Gift cards to Kroger or Walmart


  • Twin comforter (solid colors or color blocks. No cartoons please.)
  • Sheets/bedding (solid colors or color blocks. No cartoons please.)
  • Twin waterproof mattress covers


  • Ethnic Hair Care Products – sulfate free shampoo & conditioner, leave-in conditioner, hair oil/cream, brushes/combs for waves & curls (HIGH PRIORITY)
  • Dry shampoo
  • Body wash (boys & girls)
  • Face wash & moisturizer
  • Lotion/moisturizer
  • Deodorant (boys & girls)
  • Razors (3+ blades)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • White towels
  • White washcloths


  • Socks (boys’ sizes: 6-14; girls’ sizes: 6-10)
  • Underwear (boys: S, M, L, XL, & 2XL; girls: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20)
  • Packaged white t-shirts
  • Gift cards to Target, Walmart, Academy Sports, Kohl’s, TJMaxx, Rack Room Shoes, etc. (HIGH PRIORITY)

Arts & Crafts

  • Blank canvases
  • Paint & brushes
  • Pens, pencils, & markers
  • Construction paper
  • Sketchbooks/notebooks


  • School supplies – 1” or 2” binders, mechanical pencils, scientific calculators, book bags, composition notebooks, tab dividers, 3-hole punches, blue/black ink pens, index cards, Books-A-Million gift cards, headphones
  • Cleaning supplies – Windex, Swiffer replacements, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, dryer sheets, disinfectant wipes, toilet bowl cleaner, etc.
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe Vera lotion
  • Gift cards to local restaurants, attractions, and other opportunities
Advocates for Children Growing Hope out of Hurt


P.O. Box 446
Cartersville, GA 30120