Give to the CARES Good Deeds Store

Canopy’s CARES Schools in Hattiesburg and Jackson are seeking donations of new and like new for our annual Good Deeds Store. This store provides students with the opportunity to “shop” for loved ones using “money” they have earned through good deeds in November and December. Volunteers wrap gifts that are taken to family and caregivers in time for Christmas. (If you are interested in volunteering, please click here)

Items that are most appealing include:

  • candles
  • games and toys
  • gifts for men/older boys (flashlights, tool kits, mugs, tumblers, ball caps, grooming kits, ties, belts, socks)
  • gloves
  • hats
  • home decor
  • household items
  • jewelry
  • purses
  • scarves
  • sports items
  • stuffed animals (new or gently used)
  • unopened toiletries (perfume, lotion, etc.)
  • wallets

Other suggestions include:

  • Art and craft sets and bracelet kits
  • Art pencils and pads
  • Backpacks, cinch sacks and tote bags
  • Bath products, perfume, lotion and travel kits
  • Binoculars
  • Board games
  • Books and comics
  • Bouncy balls, football, basketball and soccer
  • Building blocks and Lego sets
  • Candles and holders
  • Card games like Skip Bo, Phase 10 and UNO
  • Coffee mugs, insulated cups
  • Cologne
  • Echo microphones
  • Decorative pillows
  • EOS and flavored chap stick packs (new)
  • Grill itmes
  • Jewelry and watches
  • Keychains, wallets and belts
  • Makeup bags and makeup brushes
  • MP3 player, headphones
  • Nail polish sets
  • Nerf toys
  • Pen sets and stationary
  • Picture frames and wall art
  • Puzzles, rubix cubes, spinners
  • Slippers, socks
  • Small kitchen items
  • Soft blankets
  • Tool kits
  • Toy cars, toy figurines

All items should be in “gift” condition. Donations or gift bags in all sizes, bike bags, boxes and tissue paper are also greatly appreciated.

Donations should be dropped off no later than Friday, December 13, to one of the following locations:

CARES School Hattiesburg at 6752 HWY 98 West, Hattiesburg

CARES School Jackson at 2001 N West St, Jackson

Canopy Administrative Office at 1465 Lakeland Dr., Jackson