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There is always HOPE


LOVING and EMPOWERING victims of domestic violence since 2007


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Pretty Things Pretty Please!

This April, help us shower love and appreciation on the brave mother’s who have chosen to make a safe and better life for their children! We are collecting cosmetics and beauty essentials for the entire month. Then on May 8th, OPT will host its annual Mother’s Day gift packing event. Click below for event details!

Items can be brought to any of our donation locations. CLICK HERE to find a location near you!

PLEASE NOTE: Only new/unopened/never been used items will be accepted. CLICK HERE for a list of acceptable suggestions.

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 in 2019

A Night with Falling for Tuesday

Tuesday, April 16th 2019 7pm-9pm


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, appetizers and drinks (champagne, beer and wine) at Belle Vue Wilmington, 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 2019 Spring Pretty Things Drive

Collecting cosmetics and beauty essentials for The month of April

**CLICK HERE for a list of donation locations

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Annual Mother’s Day Event!

Wednesday, May 8th 2019 6:30-8:30pm

At The Harrelson Center 20 North 4th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401


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 8th.
At The Harrelson Center: 20 North 4th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

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!!

**A suggested donation of $10 will help us get the gifts to the shelters we serve in time for the holiday!

Extensions of HOPE

For the month of September


Show your support in the fight against domestic violence & add a little color to your locks with Purple hair extensions!

1 for $10, 3 for $25

100% of the proceeds to benefit Operation Pretty Things

**Click here for a list of participating salons!

The 4th Annual ONE Gala

Friday, October 18th 2019 6pm - 10:30pm

Coastline Convention Center
501 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401


This spectacular black tie event will be held on Friday, October 18th 2019 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.

Cocktail hour, exquisite dinner, silent and live auctions, live music and a special presentation!

*Catered by A Thyme Savor

Coastline Convention Center
501 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Tickets are $125/person. Table Sponsor are $1500 - seats 10 guests

*Additional Sponsorship opportunities available. CLICK HERE for details and promotional opportunities.

The 2019 Fall Annual Pretty Things Drive

Collecting cosmetics and beauty essentials for The month of Novemeber

**CLICK HERE for a list of donation locations

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The 13th Annual OPT Christmas Event

Friday, December 6th 2019 6:30pm-8:30pm

At The Harrelson Center 20 North 4th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Ladies, please join us for this FREE event! Together we will assemble gifts and write notes full of love and encouragement. Let’s share joy and hope with the women in the shelters this holiday season! There will be refreshments and a raffle as well!

In 2018, we extended our reach, and now serve shelters in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, and New York. We are hoping to reach even further this holiday! With your help, we can #LOVEBOMBTHEWORLD together!

**A suggested donation of $15 will help us get the gifts to the shelters we serve in time for the holiday!


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


Colquitt County
The Serenity House

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.

Board of Directors


How To Contact Us

MISSY Bennett - executive director


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