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Visit our Partners Page for a list of donation locations!


LOVING and EMPOWERING victims of domestic violence

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!

6:30-9:30 at OPT Headquarters, The Harrelson Center - 20 North 4th Street, Wilmington,NC 28401

Celebrating 10 years of giving!  A night for women in our community to serve and love the women in domestic violence shelters in our region and beyond.  We will make beautiful gifts with the donated items from the Annual Pretty Things Drive  (October 10-November 22) - See or Partners Page for a list of donation locations!)  

The event is free, but all donations are welcome!


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


Locations for donations

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

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

Remodeling by Erik
147 Shandy Way
Hampstead, NC 28443

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

Ruxta Realty
422 Military Cutoff Road, Ste 3
Wilmington, NC 28405

*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