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LOVING and EMPOWERING victims of domestic violence since 2007


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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.

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What's Happening



(2/10) A Night with Striking Copper

***EXCLUSIVE CONCERT!! ONLY 150 Tickets Available***

February 10th 2017
Meet & Greet starts at 6:30pm
Concert starts at 7:30

Come meet the bands & sponsors at the "Meet & Greet" before the concert! There will also be a short, exclusive acoustic showing from each musical group!

Tickets can be purchased using the "Brown Paper Tickets" link:
$15 for Concert
$20 for Meet & Greet and Concert


Musical Groups:
Neil Cribbs & the Rough Gentlemen
Mike Blair & the Stonewalls
Striking Copper

There will be a Full Cash Bar & Food Truck at The Annex!
Come join us for a night to remember!


(2/14) Valentine's Day "Simply Lovely" – gifts for Valentine’s Day IN-HOUSE 


(3/23, 24, & 25) The Ladies Room: Femme Force Five

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps is proud to present the FIFTH anniversary of their all-women sketch comedy show, THE LADIES ROOM! And this time, you’ll have THREE chances to see it!!

March 23rd, 24th, and 25th
At the DREAMS GARAGE - 901 Fanning Street, Wilmington, NC
Doors open at 7:30pm.  Show at 8pm
Tickets: tbd

***A portion of the proceeds will benefit Operation Pretty Things, Inc** In addition, the donation of items cosmetics and beauty essentials is greatly appreciated!

For more information, visit or call 910-632-0775.


(5/2) Mother’s Day Event - FREE EVENT FOR WOMEN

May 5th 2017
Event starts at 6:30pm
At Operation Pretty Things Headquarters - The Harrelson Center, 20 North 4th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Join us as we celebrate the women who have chosen to make a better life for themselves and their families!  This is a special time for us as a community to truly acknowledge their courage and encourage their hearts. Refreshments will be provided.  And as always, we are accepting donations of cosmetic and beauty essentials.


(10/6) The 2nd Annual OPT Gala - A Masked Black Tie Ball for the Masses!!

Friday, October 6th 2017
At The Coastline Convention Center - 501 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Join us for a night you won't forget!  Additional details TBD!!  Stay tuned!!


(12/8) - OPT 11th Annual Christmas event @ the HC



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


New Hanover 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!  

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partners & Sponsors

Locations for donations

Give $25 a month to become a HOPE Sponsor Today!  

***Additional monthly Sponsorship levels available***

FAITH Sponsors - $200 

*ABBA First Mortgage, Inc.

Remodeling by Erik

LOVE Sonsors - $100

*Pristine Clean of Wilmington


The following list of businesses and organizations have partnered with Operation Pretty Things with our Black Box Initiative. 

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

1444 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28409

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

An Everlasting Effect
1051 South Kerr Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403

*Aquesta Bank and Insurance
901 Military Cutoff #100
Wilmington, NC 28405

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

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

Beauty By Design
3145 Wrightsville Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403

Bikram Yoga Wilmington
5424 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

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


Christine's Esthetique
4000 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 2840

*Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
1319 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405

*Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
1001 North Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 

*earthBOUND Salon and Day Spa
4833 Carolina Beach Road, Ste 11
Wilmington, NC 28412

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

*Perfect Dreamer Sleepshop
3228-B College Road
Wilmington, NC 28405

*Port City Java
5621 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412

*Pristine Clean of Wilmington
619 Colony Circle
Wilmington, NC 28409

Remodeling by Erik
147 Shandy Way
Hampstead, NC 28443

*Rockin' Roller Hair Salon
1015 South Kerr Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403

*Salon Beyond Basics
1124 Floral Parkway
Wilmington, NC 28403

Sage Salon and Spa
710 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405

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

Southern Roots NHS
8 Northwood Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405

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

Wholesome Journey
21 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


How To Contact Us

MISSY BONESKE executive director


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