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The Annual Pretty Things Drive November 2nd - 30th

CLICK HERE for donation locations!


LOVING and EMPOWERING victims of domestic violence since 2007


Our Mission

To love and empower women victimized by domestic violence.  By coming alongside domestic violence shelters, we are able to provide them with the necessary tools and services to help survivors of domestic violence take those next steps towards a life free from abuse.

We are founded on three, empowerment, and hope.  It is with these building blocks that we have designed an organization that ministers to the hearts and souls of the hurting.  


"Let us not love with words and speech only, but with action, and in truth." - John 3:18

Extending love in a tangible way allows us to help reshape a culture that recognizes the invaluable role of women.  ALL Women are beautiful and worthy of love.  As a masterpiece is precious, so is the life of every woman. We are committed to reaffirming the incalculable value of each woman’s life by reinforcing this truth continually throughout the healing and rehabilitation process.


A woman empowered is a woman with a future! We advocate relentlessly for every abused and battered woman – the wives, the mothers, the daughters – without a voice of their own. Violence is unacceptable! We applaud the courage of the women who say “enough is enough,” and acknowledge their conviction to create a new life for themselves and their families


Hope is powerful.  By its very nature, it inspires change, cultivates independence, and gives meaning to a life that was once full of doubt and pain.  Offering a glimpse of hope to these women opens the door to endless possibilities, and the confident expectation of a life without abuse.


What's Happening

FRIDAY, february 9th 2018 -


6PM - 9PM


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Ladies Night Out

Pinnacle Family Chiropractic has partnered with OPERATION PRETTY THINGS, to help support and bring awareness to domestic violence.

This FREE event is exclusively for women! There will be vendors of all kinds to help pamper all the lovely women that attend, with items to purchase as well!

There will be drinks, a raffle, music, vendors and a fun time with friends!  So invite the ladies in your life, and enjoy a night just for you!

For more details contact Pinnacle Family Chiropractics at 910.408.2204


WEDNESDAY, February 14th 2018 -

A Night with Falling for Tuesday 

6PM - 8PM

The Loft on Front, 27 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, 910.297.6526



A Night with Falling for Tuesday

This Valentine's Day, Wilmington, NC based duo Falling for Tuesday is creating the perfect date night for you and the one you love!  In an intimate setting, you'll get to share an evening of live music, catered appetizers from Thyme Savor Catering and drinks (champagne, beer and wine) at The Loft on Front, downtown Wilmington. All proceeds going to Operation Pretty Things, Inc.

Tickets are only $50 a couple. $100 table sponsorship opportunities available.  See Facebook event for details..

The 2018 Spring Pretty Things Drive April 9th - 30th

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2018 Spring Pretty Things Drive

Tuesday April 17th 2018

Ladies Night Launch Party

7pm - 9pm

Belle Vue Wilmington 20 Princess St. Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

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Ladies Night Launch Party!

The Hope Collection is the first of our OPT cosmetic line! It is a Buy One, Give One opportunity!! For every nail polish purchased, one will be given to a woman in a domestic violence shelter! Help us restore HOPE and BEAUTY (and a little bit of color!) to a woman in need!

PLEASE join us on Tuesday April 17th at Belle Vue Wilmington from 7pm-9pm. Entry is $20 which includes one of three colors from our HOPE Collection, and one will be given to a woman in a dv shelter! There will be mimosa bar and lit hors d'oeurvres. DJ Jared Sales will in the house keeping the party live!! Your support of this brand new venture for OPT is greatly appreciated!! Will we see you there?? I HOPE so :)

Visit for more info about this product! As ALWAYS, thank you for your support!

Saturday April 28th 2018

Healthy Living Festival '18

9:30am - 4:30pm

Battleship Park 1 Battleship Road NE Wilmington, NC 28401

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Healthy Living Festival 2018

Come out to this FREE event and help us support Operation Pretty Things, Inc this April 28th, 2018!

People’s Choice Surf & Turf StreetFood Challenge
People's Choice Singer Songwriter Showcase
- Yoga, Fitness
- Demonstrations
- Many Community Based Local Vendors
- Food Vendors & Trucks
-Kids activities like Bounce House & slide, face painting, craft activities, water fun and more.  

For more information, visit the Healthy Living Festival 2018 event on FaceBook.  

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All About Mom: 3rd Annual Mother's Day Event

9 out of 10 women in domestic violence shelters are moms. Let’s make this Mother’s Day special for these women who have taken a step towards a life free from abuse!! 

Ladies, Please join us for this FREE event as we assemble gifts and write notes full of love and encouragement to the women in the shelters this Mother’s Day!! 

Wednesday May 9th. 
At The Harrelson Center: 20 North 4th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

**A suggested donation of $15 will help us get the gifts to the 16 counties in NC (and the others in FL and NY) we are currently serving!

Friday October 5th 2018

The 3rd Annual ONE Gala

6:00pm - 10:00pm

Coastline Convention Center - 501 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401


The 3rd Annual OPT ONE Gala

This spectacular black tie event will be held on Friday, October 5th 2018 at the Coastline Convention Center in Historic Downtown Wilmington.  The primary goal of this occasion is to raise enough funds to continue to pursue our mission…to love and empower victims of domestic violence.

Friday, October 5th 2018
6pm - 10pm

Coastline Convention Center
501 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Tickets are $75/person

Table Sponsor are $750 (Additional Sponsorship opportunities available).

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Participating Salons:


Beauty Bar Boutique
1125 Military Cutoff Road, Ste G
Wilmington, NC 28405

Dalisay Salon & Bridal Suite
709 N. 4th Street, Suite 101
Wilmington, NC 28401



Who We Serve



Operation Pretty Things, Inc has the opportunity to come along side the following domestic shelters and services in North Carolina, New York, and Florida:


New Hanover County
Open Gate
Kelly House
Hospitality House
Rape Crisis
A Safe Place
Good Shepard
First Fruit Ministries

Pender County
Safe Haven

Onslow County
Onslow Women’s Center

Brunswick County
Hope Harbor Home

Pitt County, Martin County, Washington County, Beaufort County
Coastal Women's Shelter
Family Violence Program of Pitt County, Inc.

Craven County, Pamlico County, Jones County
Center for Family Violence Prevention

Carteret County
Morehead City Women's Shelter

Bladen County, Columbus County
Families First

Duplin County
Sarah's Refuge

Wake County
InterAct of Wake County

In 2016, Operation Pretty Things went national adding shelters from other states to share in our mission!  We are grateful for the participation of the following shelters:

New york:

Suffolk County
L.I. Against Violence


Hernando County

The Dawn Center

Operation Pretty Things

is dedicated to LOVING and EMPOWERING women victimized by domestic violence.  Help us bring this tangible extension of love to your city!  

Contact us and share HOPE today!


facts about Domestic violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors that a person uses against their current or former intimate partner. It happens in relationships where the abuser and the victim are (or were) dating, living together, married or divorced. Domestic violence is purposeful behavior. A batterer’s pattern of abusive acts are directed at gaining and maintaining control over the victim.

How To Contact Us

MISSY Bennett - executive director


Thank you for visiting

We are grateful for your interest in our organization.  If you have questions or comments, we would love to hear from you.  Please fill in the following information, and someone will gladly get back to you!

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Operation Pretty Things, Inc.
20 North 4th Street, Suite 310
Wilmington, NC 28401