How to Donate Goods


Thornwell children and families always welcome your donations of goods or gifts in-kind like backpacks, school supplies, hygiene items, and other products.

Our needs vary depending on location. Please see our suggestions below:

2018 Christmas Wish List


We currently need these items for the children who live at our Clinton, SC location:

  • High capacity washers and dryers (prefer Whirlpool Roper brand)
  • Countertop kitchen appliances (blender, food processor, standing mixer)
  • Small luggage for light travel (between 21” and 25”)
  • Heavy duty pots and pans
  • Twin mattresses and box springs
  • Girls’ and Boy’s bikes
    • Medium (20″ and adult 26″)
    • Preferably coaster bikes
  • Hair dryers and flat irons
  • Place settings for 12, silverware

We always need these:

  • Mattress pads for twin beds (“Protect a Bed” brand)
  • Dish towels and pot holders
  • Bath towels and wash cloths
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and hairspray
  • Children’s underwear
  • Shoes
  • Note cards (for thank you notes)
  • Postage stamps
  • Non-perishable snack items
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Batteries, size AA, C, and D
  • Pillows
  • Laundry baskets
  • Twin sheet sets
  • Paper goods

If you want to send donations to our Clinton, South Carolina location, please mail them to:

302 South Broad Street
Clinton, SC 29325

Building Families Program Wish List

Family specialists in our Building Families program use crafts, games, and other activities to help families learn and practice new skills. If you want to donate to a Build Families location near you, the following items work wonders helping parents and children grow closer:


  • Pictureka
  • Hi Ho Cheerio
  • What Do You Stand For? (Character-building Card Game)
  • Sorry
  • UNO
  • Apples to Apples
  • Apples to Apples Junior
  • Jenga Memory
  • Connect 4
  • Operation
  • Candyland
  • Crazy 8’s
  • Headbandz
  • Charades for kids
  • Playing cards
  • Chutes & Ladders
  • 10- to 50-Piece Puzzles
  • Twister


  • Construction Paper
  • Beads
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Yarn
  • Glue/Glue Sticks
  • Kid Scissors
  • Tape
  • Stickers
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Pom Poms
  • Felt
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • String Rice
  • Balloons
  • Index Cards
  • Small Toys
  • Envelopes
  • Raffle Tickets
  • Drawing Paper
  • Page Protectors
  • Laminate Pages
  • Play-Doh

Gift Cards

Family specialists surprise families with gift cards when they graduate. A Subway gift card may not seem like much, but it offers a family a chance to celebrate 12 to 15 weeks of improving as a family. Gift cards to casual restaurants like Subway, Pizza Hut, or Chick-Fil-A or gift cards for local activities like bowling or going to the movies are always welcome.

Do you want to print off the lists to share at your church or with others?

We have you covered. Simply print this PDF of the In-Kind List or the School Supplies Needs List to let others know how they can donate goods to children and families in need.

How do you send items to the Building Families locations?

If you want to donate to our Building Families program, please drop them off or mail items at one of the following locations. Please call or email a Building Families program representative if you have questions.

South Carolina


ATTN: Building Families Program
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
3200 Trenholm Rd.
Columbia, SC 29204

Christina Phillips
Phone: 803-381-0459

ATTN: Building Families Program
Spring Valley Presbyterian Church
125 Sparkleberry Lane
Columbia, SC 29229

Elizabeth Ogorek
Phone: 864-923-4842


ATTN: Building Families Program
St. Giles Presbyterian Church
1021 Hudson Rd.
Greenville, SC 29615

Lauren Smith
Phone: 864-416-1096

Moncks Corner

ATTN: Building Families Program
First Presbyterian Church of Moncks Corner
419 W. Main St.
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Michelle Gordon
Phone: 843-532-9693



ATTN: Building Families Program
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church
1400 Killian Hill Road SW
Lilburn, GA 30047

Tracie Seng
Phone: 470-223-5980


ATTN: Building Families Program
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
4882 Lavista Road
Tucker, GA 30084

Sarah “Say” Spencer
Phone: 404-550-3149



ATTN: Building Families Program
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church
6101 Cortez Road W
Bradenton, FL 34210

Deanna Veremchuk
Phone: 941-677-8015


ATTN: Building Families Program
Maitland Presbyterian Church
341 N Orlando Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751

Rebekah McConn
Phone: 407-906-9087


ATTN: Building Families Program
First Presbyterian Church of Quincy
306 N. Madison Street
Quincy, FL 32351

Lynette Moriak
Phone: 850-692-8682


ATTN: Building Families Program
Forest Hills Presbyterian Church
709 W Linebaugh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33612

Noelina Alvarez
Phone: 813-614-2021


Professionals’ Consultation Donations

We often have projects for which we seek professional recommendations. If you or someone from your church is willing to donate a consultation for HVAC, interior design, or electrical work, please let us know.

You can help by collecting General Mills labels and sending them to us.



On behalf of our children and families, thank you!

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