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We will be conferring the Entered Apprentice degree this Monday 30 October at 7:30pm, please come out and join us.


Any questions, please let me know.




Important – please read THE FOLLOWING regarding in-king giving!

What your Gift of Need Items Means to the Life of a Child at MHCO

For many of our donors the satisfaction of providing a useful item, a need fulfilled, or a physical contribution for the care of a child is unequaled. The benefits are many and the charity a possibility for anyone. This way of giving to MHCO has grown incredibly over the last ten years and our Home continues to support these donations and the benefits that create for the care of the children – benefits which are great, giving, and needed.

With this in mind we are asking those giving in this way to note the following considerations for 2016.   Per IRS and accounting regulations for in-kind giving and our Finance Department we greatly appreciate the attention, understanding, and continued generosity of those wishing to give in-kind gifts and their consideration of the following:

PLEASE CONTACT MHCO BEFORE YOU SOLICIT FOR, COLLECT, OR DELIVER AN IN-KIND GIFT: You can call toll-free (888-505-4357) or email ( before collecting, purchasing, or traveling to donate in-kind gifts. MHCO is obligated to make sure the work and charity of our donors can be used for the purposes of our mission and in the care of our children and in a reasonable time frame. Reference our Needs List often. Without prior notice or determination MHCO may not be unable to accept an in-kind gift.

PLEASE PLACE AN ACCURATE AMOUNT OF VALUE ON YOUR DONATION – Whether or not you are claiming a gift for tax purposes let MHCO know the value of the in-kind donation, as we will need that information for accounting purposes. This will help you as well as MHCO, especially if you intend on writing off your donation. Visit the IRS website which explains how to determine the fair market value of your donation and if you must complete additional forms for in-kind giving over $2,500 or if you are donating automobiles or property in excess of $25,000.

DO NOT ASSUME A GIFT IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE OR CAN BE UTILIZED BY MHCO – Not every in-kind gift is tax-deductible. Services and volunteer hours, although welcomed and used by MHCO, generally cannot be written off. IRS Publication 526 outlines what types of donations can be deducted and how to claim a deduction.

IN-KIND GIVING CANNOT REPLACE TRADITIONAL GIFTS — As valuable as in-kind gifts and need items are – and they are valuable, needed, and save money – MHCO relies heavily on the flexibility of unrestricted cash donations and must have them to survive and continue to serve children in our care.

These requirements will be used regarding in-kind giving at MHCO beginning January 1, 2016. Call MHCO and the Financial Development Department for questions or more information or for any information regarding giving via in-kind gifts.

Your contribution of the above listed items is greatly appreciated and will contribute to the lives of our children and the overall success of our Home. Because we are committed to the highest quality of care for our kids, for meeting their group and individual needs, and for utilizing charity in the most moral and ethical way accepting that which can be efficiently and properly used for the care of children, we ask that you contact our Home prior to collecting or delivering items that are not listed here. While we appreciate every donation intended for our Home, those items donated and then delivered that cannot be used or are in a condition that is not consistent with our mission and the level of quality care we offer, cannot be accepted by MHCO. If you have a question about and item that is not listed or its condition that you wish to donate please contact the Financial Development Department at 919-603-3903 or prior to collecting or delivering that gift.



A Licensed and Accredited 501©(3) Residential Foster Home for Children

600 College Street – Oxford – North Carolina – 27565

888-505-4357/919-693-5111 –

Current Needs


MHCO Needs List  – (Printable Version Click HERE)

URGENT NEEDS – Spray-on Sunscreen, Sunscreen Sticks, and Bug Spray



• Kitchen utensils

• Flatware

• Cereal spoons

• Kitchen Knives

• Paring knives

• Pot & Pan Sets

• Measuring cups & spoons

• Dish cloths

• Kitchen towels

• Hot mats / oven mitts

• Mini Muffin pans

• Muffin pans

• Silpat baking sheets

• Casserole Dishes

• Mixing bowls

• Large serving bowls w/ lids

• Drinking glasses

• Character plastic cups

• Electric Can Openers

• Food Storage Containers

• Coffee Makers

• 4 Slice Toasters

• Electric Skillets

• George Foreman Grills (Large Family Size)

• Water Bottles

• Tea Pitchers

• Large Cereal Containers

• Keurig (with Hot Coco & Tea)

• Ice Cream Scoops

• Large Stockpot (16-22 quart)

• X-large Frying Pans with lids

• Step Trash Cans

• Grill Utensil Sets



• Bath Towels

• Wash Cloths

• Hand Towels

• Action Hero Towels & wash clothes

• Bath Mats

• Cloth Shower Curtains (Juvenile, Teenage)

• Shower liners

• Beach Towels

• Clothes hangers

• Teenage Guys & Gals Bedding Sets (Twin XL)

• Juvenile Boy & Girl Bedding Sets (Twin)

• Matching Drapes for Kids Rooms

• Posters (Juvenile & teenage, Male & Female)

• Bedding Sets (Queen)

• Sheet Sets (Twin XL)

• Toddler Bed Bedding Sets

• Toddler Bed Sheet Sets

• Waterproof mattress pad covers (Queen & Twin)

• Blankets (Twin & Twin XL)

• Throw Blankets

• Bedside Lamps

• Full Length Body Mirrors

• Ironing Boards

• Batteries (AA, AAA)

• Area Rugs (5×7 & larger, Neutral tones, Living Room & Kids Rooms)

• Shark Vacuum Cleaners

• Carpet Cleaners

• Umbrellas

• Living room Curtains (Masculine colors, in sets of 4, 84″ length)

• Cold mist, filter less Humidifiers

• Bar Stools

• Small room fans

• Electric Pencil Sharpeners

• Cordless Telephone Sets

• Living Room Lamps

• Night Lights

• Door Mats

• Televisions

• Fish food

• Wall Clocks



• Germ X

• Hand soap Pumps

• Hand soap refills

• Mouthwash

• Toothpaste

• 3n1 Kid’s body wash

• Baby Wash

• Baby Lotion

• Baby wipes

• Women’s Lotion

• Women’s Deodorant

• Women’s razors

• Women’s Shaving cream

• Women’s Body Spray

• Shampoo & Conditioner (Pantene, Herbal Essences, Garnier)

• Facial Wash

• Ethnic Hair Care Products

• Men’s 3n1 Body Wash

• Men’s Lotion

• Men’s Deodorant

• Men’s Razors

• Men’s Shaving cream

• Men’s Body Spray

• Chapstick (Blistex, Carmex, Burt’s Bees)

• Lip gloss

• Flat Irons



• Nerf Guns

• Nerf Bullets

• Basketballs

• Sleds

• Xbox One

• Xbox One Games (Rated E, E10+, T)

• Wii games (Rated E, E10+)

• New Release Movies (Rated G, PG, & PG-13)

• Bicycle Helmets (All Ages)

• Ladies Bikes

• Kick Balls

• Gaming Chairs

• Toddler Playground Equipment

• Buildable forts




• 2 Tons of good garden soil for flower/garden boxes

• Lowes gift cards for watering system

• Electrical outlet for the garden

• Bulbs, Seed packets

• Small shrubs

• Garden tools

• Garden seating

• 100 landscape timbers

• Variety of garden paints- assorted colors

• Paint Rollers and brushes



• Individually Wrapped Candy

• Book Shelves

• Command Strips

• Juvenile Bath Robes

• Pool Noodles

• Googles

• Floats /Rafts

• Floating Islands

• Diving toys/water balls (Pool Toys)

• Water guns

• Storage Containers (Medium, Large & X-Large)

• Red wagon

• Porch Swing

• Photo Paper

• Cardstock

• Stickers

• Journals

• Colored Pens

• Ear Buds

• Electric Pencil Sharpeners

• Art Canvas

• Room Fresheners

• Air Fresheners

• Garden Flags – Large & Small

• Full Size Arcade Game for our game room

• Gift cards to Kanki, Food Lion, Cheesecake Factory, Build a Bear, Walmart, Michael’s, Pizza Hut

• Phone Cards

• Trip to Great Wolf Lodge


For further information please contact us in person or by our contact link.

Man's action are the picture book of his creeds. -Ralph Waldo Emerson