• Thank you generous donor, for your time, your efforts, and your gifts.

    We are extremely grateful for all donations and the heart behind them. There are some donations that we are unable to accept due to storage limitations and safety precautions. Please review our list of items that we accept and the ones that we are unable to accept at this time.

    Please check our Facebook Page for the latest immediate need items. Our staff has put a list of the items that are needed all year long. If you are interested in donating please consider any of these items

    • Paper Towels
    • Paper Plates
    • Toilet Paper
    • Cleaning Supplies (pine sol, all purpose cleaner, bathroom cleaner)
    • Coffee and Creamer
    • Garbage Bags (45 gallon, 30 gallon, and 13 gallon)
    • Plastic Utensils
    • Twin Sheets  (new only please)
    • Towels (new only please)

    Other Donations needed:

    • New Weed trimmer
    • Riding mower and Push Mower
    • Hotel-grade Mattresses for both homes w/ covers – 24 total
    • Bicycle parts – locks, reflectors, front / rear lights
    • Safety vests (for bike riders)
    • 3500 to 6000 W Generators – 2 required – this would allow us to keep the essential appliances/services ongoing in the homes in case of a power outage.


    Things we can accept:

    • Fresh food and prepared meals
    • Canned and dry foods that have not expired
    • New packaged bed linens, pillows, and towels
    • New bed items such as quilts and afghans

    Please note: on move out our guests are permitted to take their pillows, bed linens and towels that were issued to them.

    Things we are unable to accept:

    • Used bed linens, mattresses and pillows*
    • Used towels*
    • Opened toiletries
    • Opened food containers or expired food items

    *Please note that we are very happy that you wish to donate these items. However, in the past we have suffered several bed bug infestations that have been very costly and extremely disruptive to the facilities. Therefore, due to a bed bug risk and for health and sanitary precautions, we want to protect our guests by not accepting these items. We apologize for the inconvenience but hope you understand we need to consider the best interests of our guests and staff. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

    Clothing, shoes, hats, luggage and purses**

    ** Because of the generosity of our community, we have an abundance of these items at the present time. Due to the current limited storage space we are unable to accept clothing, shoes, hats and purses at this time. We would ask that you please take gently used clothing, shoes and household items to the Second Chance Thrift shop at 975 Bacons Bridge Road, Summerville. They generously support DCCO financially with the proceeds of their sales.

    Please also consider furniture donations to Home Again of Summerville who assist homeless with furnishings 843-327-3366.


    PROJECTS AT HOME OF HOPE  (men's facility)

    • continue Bike repairs (approx. 15 bikes)
    • Regular Dump run for misc. items (bike parts, old lawn equipment, etc.)

     PROJECTS AT HOPE'S HOUSE (women's facility)


    • Paint/Repair ceiling in living room and bedroom
    • Add 2 small shelves in Hall bathroom


    •  Bury Drainage Pipe at side of house
    • Convert storage shed to be able to store donations.

    Thank you so much for your support of Dorchester County Community Outreach. If you are interested in making a donation or volunteering to complete a project please reach out to our Executive Director, Ginny at ginny@dcco4homeles.org


  • Thank you so much for your consideration of helping with some much needed supplies. Any of the supplies listed about are on our Amazon Wish List.  You can purchase any of the items on our wish list and have it shipped directly to us.