Operation Pretty Things would like to thank you for your support!!
Because of your generous giving, we are able to continue to LOVE and EMPOWER victims of domestic violence.

$25 a month

is needed to cover

the cost of all the gifts and

services for

ONE women for ONE year.  

These donations are essential to

our mission!  

Please become a

HOPE Sponsor



Ways to Give:


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

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The Annual Pretty Things Drive & The Black Box Initiative

Every year, Operation Pretty Things holds an annual drive, and launches our Black Box Initiative campaign, to collect the cosmetics and beautiful essentials that will be used in the gifts we give at Christmas.  

The reach of our mission begins with our gifts. It is our way of expressing LOVE and HOPE in a very tangible way, while meeting a need that EMPOWERS and HEALS the abused and battered women right here in our city.

The Black Box Initiative:

1. Does not require your time

2. Won't cost you a thing

3. Makes a HUGE impact on our community

4. Keeps Operation Pretty Things alive!


The details

  • The Pretty Things Drive lasts approximately 4-6 weeks. 
  • All participating businesses will be listed on our website as a drop box location, and acknowledged on social media outlets. 
  • The box comes with brochures and suggestion cards for donations.
  • The box will be delivered and/or picked up according to the vendor agreement.


To participate:

If you are interested in hosting a donation box, and participating in the Annual Pretty Things Drive, send an email to: operationprettythings@gmail.com, subject line “Black Box Initiative” 


Please note

  • Operation Pretty Things accepts NEW, UNOPENED, NEVER BEEN USED items only.
  • Please put the box in a safe place, so that the donated items won't get damaged or stolen.
  • Vendor will not be held liable for damaged or broken items, but in good faith, acknowledges that the box will be monitored for safety purposes.  

Join our FaceBook group The Black Box Initiative, and follow Operation Pretty Things, Inc on FaceBook and Instagram for news, updates, and upcoming events.

The following is a list of the things we do and do not take for donations:



  • LIPS: lipstick, lip liner,  lip gloss, lip primer, lip balm
  • EYES: eye shadow, eye liner, eyebrow pencils, mascara, make-up remover, night creme
  • HANDS & FEET: nail polish, nail files (NOT METAL), hand cream, cuticle care, foot creme, pumice stones
  • FACE/CHEEKS: facial cleanser, facial moisturizer, blush, rouge, bronzer, makeup remover
  • BATH & BODY: body lotion, body wash, body spray, loofas, bath beads, bath salts, perfume, essential oils
  • HAIR: shampoo, conditioner, brushes/combs, hair spray, hair gel, mousse, etc

Please note:  ALL brushes, nail files, and cosmetic products must be in their original packaging.  No broken seals, please!


  • Used cosmetics, clothes, shoes, handbags, belts, scarves, jewelry, gloves, sharp objects, wallets, hats, candles, etc.  

Please bring all local clothing donations to Vintage Values or the the Help Hub at the Harrelson Center.

Please note: ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.  Contact us for more information.

All donations final/nonrefundable. Receipts for your donations upon request. Email us: operationprettythings@gmail.com

Operation Pretty Things, Inc. is a charitable non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of North Carolina, filed/incorporated as a 501(c)(3) and has received IRS approval.