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.


become a

HOPE Sponsor


Your commitment of $25 a month will help a woman to take that next step towards a life free from abuse!

Your investment allows us to offer gifts and services year round to the shelters we serve. These gifts and services equip women for job interviews, court obligations, and provide essential tools for self care and wellness practices.

Each gift is a carefully and thoughtfully assembled. The items are hand selected and beautifully packaged. This simple, tangible extension of love is our way of reminding women they are not defined by the lies of the lives they have endured, and that they are not alone…There is always HOPE.

ONE act of kindness can save a life. Be the ONE today!

Ways to Give:


If you would like to donate using your credit card, click the Donate button below and choose the "Donate with a Card" option.  Fill out the info portion.  *Remember to double check to make sure all the information is correct!   

To give a one time donation:

To give monthly, hassle free:

Recurring Donations


If you do not have a PayPal account yet, no problem!  You can create your PayPal account by following the simple steps found at www.PayPal.com, and begin donating to OPT today!  Click the Donate button when you're ready!


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

The following is a list of the things we do and do not accept:



lipstick, lip liner,  lip gloss


mascara, eye shadow, eye liner


nail polish, nail files (NOT METAL)


lotion, scrubs, cuticle care, pumice stones


facial cleanser, facial moisturizer, blush, makeup remover 

*PLEASE NOTE: No skin tone or skin type specific products)


body lotion, body wash, body spray, loofas


shampoo, conditioner, brushes/combs

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

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Donation Locations

This year, OPT is hoping to make 500 gifts for women in domestic violence shelters across the nation! We can do it but we need your help!! Below is a list of donation locations and a specific item* they will be collecting!

Dalisay Salon & Bridal Suite
709 North 4th Street, Suite 101
Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Mascara, Facial Cleanser & Moisturizer

Belle Vue Wilmington
20 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Lipstick & Lip gloss

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

  • Body Wash & Shower Gel

JohnnyLukes Kitchenbar
5500 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405

  • Nail Polish

Beauty Bar Boutique
1125 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405

Back to Basics
5905 Carolina Beach Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412

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

Port City Java
5621 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412

Salon Beyond Basics
3502 Wrightsville Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403

Beyond Basics Beauty Supply
1124 Floral Parkway
Wilmington, NC 28403

Tide Associates
3205 Randall Parkway
Wilmington, NC 28403

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

*NOTE: All locations will accept all cosmetic & beauty care donations.

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ONE Click Giving!

Follow the link to our Target Registry and begin giving hassle free!  Your gifts will ship directly to OPT Headquarters! 

Feel free to add additional cosmetics and beauty essentials to your order.  See the list of acceptable items for suggestions. 

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bath goodies

Click the link below to shop the amazing sales on body wash and shower gel offered by Bath & Body works!

For your convenience: Items can be sent directly to:

Operation Pretty Things
20 North 4th Street, Ste 310
Wilmington, NC 28401



Used cosmetics


hotel shampoos, conditioners, and lotions

clothes, shoes, handbags, belts, scarves, jewelry, gloves, sharp objects, wallets, hats, candles, books, 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.

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The Pretty Things Drives & 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.

All donations final/nonrefundable. Receipts for your tax deductible 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.