The Sanctuary Project

The Sanctuary Project is a federally registered 501(c)(3) serving Duplin County, North Carolina. Originally founded in 2009 as a Veterans’ charity, the Sanctuary Project’s mission has evolved, and it is now a Community Outreach program supporting Duplin County’s economically disadvantaged and minority communities.

The Sanctuary Project works with the Duplin County Community Service Work Program enabling adult offenders an opportunity to fulfill their obligation to complete their probation. We also work with the Duplin County Juvenile Restitution and Community Service Program. We further assist our community with disaster relief and helping people find legal assistance, employment, drug and alcohol treatment as well as emergency housing.

Supporting The Sanctuary Project

The Sanctuary Project’s Thrift Store, made possible through donations, supports our efforts. While mainly focusing on child and infant needs, the shop offers a wide variety of goods, including adult clothing and household items.

Donations can be dropped off at our location in Wallace, North Carolina.

Direct donations can be made through our PayPal.

About The Sanctuary Project

Kippy Tomkin saw a need in her community in rural North Carolina and chose to dedicate her life to filling it. In 2009 she founded The Sanctuary Project in Magnolia, North Carolina. Originally founded as a Veterans’ charity, The Sanctuary Project assisted veterans by acting as a liaison with The Department of Veterans Affair, helping those that had served with finding housing, financial assistance, and medical care. In 2011, The Sanctuary Project moved down the highway to its current location in Wallace. Over time, the mission of TSP has evolved into serving Duplin County as a Community Outreach Program attending to the needs of the financially disadvantaged and minority communities. Read More

The Thrift Store

The Sanctuary Project Thrift Store is open to the public. We are located in Historic Downtown Wallace at:

101 East Main Street
Wallace, North Carolina 28466
Hours: Wednesday thru Saturday
12noon – 6pm

Everything Kids!

The Sanctuary Project Thrift Store’s main focus is fulfilling the needs parents to help meet the needs of infants and children.