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LOVING and EMPOWERING victims of domestic violence


On tuesday August 23rd, Wilmington's own Wine Boutique, Jenn's Vin North Carolina Wines LLC, is hosting a fundraiser for Operation Pretty Things.  The night will combine NC's finest wines, cheese, fashion, and a shared heart to love and empower women victimized by domestic violence.  There is a Facebook Event.  Click the link below to RSVP and find out more details!!

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 to help reintroduce survivors of domestic violence to the workplace and society.

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.  


Love, in all of its embodiments, is vital to humanity. When withheld, a person, regardless of sex, fails to thrive in a world that benefits from each individual’s contributions to society. By extending love to this hurting demographic, we are helping to reshape a culture that recognizes the invaluable role of women.


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.


Operation Pretty Things is celebrating 10 years of service!  As we grow, we never want to lose sight of where it all began.  From North Carolina to wherever our reach will take us...we will continue to LOVE and EMPOWER victims of domestic violence, and be a glimpse of HOPE, after all...hope is contagious.

Get your Operation Pretty Things T-Shirts here and help support a great cause! 


What's Happening

April 27 - Give a Gift/Open House

OPT Headquarters, The Harrelson Center

12pm- 4pm - an opportunity for women to make gifts and write love notes for Mother's Day.

Come and see OPT in action!!


August 12 - Operation Pretty Things Gala

6pm-10pm at Baker 105 in Wilmington, NC

$45/person, $350/table

Cocktail hour followed by dinner, special presentation, auctions, and live music from Junk Yard Mama


October 22 - Benefit for Hope Concert

6pm-Midnight at Ironclad

Featuring: Striking Copper, Mike Blair and the Stonewalls, Chasing Opal, and more...

Catered by Dickey's BBQ


December 9 - 10th Annual Operation Pretty Things Christmas Event!


Who We Serve

Operation Pretty Things, Inc has the opportunity to come along side the following domestic shelters in North Carolina:

Open Gate
Kelly House
Hospitality House
Good Shepard
First Fruit Ministries

Safe Haven

Onslow Women’s Center

Hope Harbor Home

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

Center for Family Violence Prevention

Morehead City Women's Shelter

Families First


facts about Domestic violence


Our Partners

The following list of businesses and organizations have partnered with Operation Pretty Things. 

Those with * are donation locations for your health and beauty contributions.

Thank you so much for your participation!!!

*ABBA First Mortgage, Inc.
5653 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412

*Allsate Lagomarager Agency
2642 Carolina Beach Road, Ste 11
Wilmington, NC 28412

*Any Lab Test Now!
1319 Military Cutoff Road, Ste D
Wilmington, NC 28403

*Beauty Bar Boutique
1125 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405

*Cape Fear Massage and Wellness
5 Silva Terra Drive #120
Wilmington, NC 28412

*Christine's Esthetique
4000 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

*Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
1001 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405

Construction & Remodeling by Erik
7311 Murrayville Road
Wilmington, NC 28411

*GAP Mayfaire Town Center
6842 Main Street
Wilmington, NC 284o5

*Hair Slayer Salon
1005 North 4th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

*I AM Salon
5315 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412

*earthBOUND Salon and Day Spa
4833 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412

*Farm Bureau, Lacey Somech
1303- B Independence Blvd
Wilmington, NC 28403

Rockin' Roller Salon
1015 S Kerr Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403

*Salon Beyond Basics
1124 Floral Parkway
Wilmington, NC 28403

Seagrass Salon and Day Spa
710 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405

*Sola Salon, Laura Mangin
1329 Independence Blvd
Wilmington, NC 28403

*Ruxta Realty
1442 Military Cutoff Road #23
Wilmington, NC 28403

Ward Hair & Nail Salon
3333 Wrightsville Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403

*Wilmington Athletic Club
2026 South 16th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Wilkinson Era Realty
1826 Sir Tyler Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405


How To Contact Us

MISSY BONESKE executive director


Thank you for visiting

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