Create Great Childhoods; restore hope

You can transform lives

Donate the gift of hope and healing to children in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties who have been traumatized by abuse, often at the hands of someone they know and trust. Your investment in the Carousel Center can empower adults to prevent child abuse through awareness, education, and stigma reduction.

You can pursue justice for our most vulnerable citizens.
You can provide healing for child abuse survivors in the Cape Fear community.
You can give our youngest victims the time and attention they need to heal, with evidence-based
intervention and evaluation protocols, gentle therapies, and more
in a safe, child-friendly, accredited Child Advocacy Center.
You are our Partner in Hope!

Refund Policy

The Carousel Center (TCC) relies on the generosity of its donors to support the services we offer to abused and neglected children in the Cape Fear region. We work hard to be good stewards of every donation, and we want every donor to be completely satisfied with their support of our mission.

 TCC will gladly give you a full refund for any donation or purchase within the following guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact the Development Manager at 910.254.9898 or

Donation Refund

You must request a refund in writing within 30 days of TCC’s receipt of your donation.
TCC will make refunds in the manner in which they were given (see “Refund Timelines” below).

Event Ticket Refund

TCC reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or limit the attendance of any official TCC event.

If TCC cancels an event, we will make every effort to give registrants at least 24 hours’ notice.

  • Registrants have the option to receive a refund or convert their ticket to a tax-deductible donation to support TCC’s services.

If TCC postpones or reschedules an event, you have several options:

  • You can use your sponsorship/ticket at the rescheduled event (please retain your receipt).
  • You may convert your sponsorship/ticket to a tax-deductible donation to TCC, and we will send you a tax receipt.
  • You can give your ticket(s) to friends or business associates. (If you select this option, please contact TCC with the guest(s)’ names.)
  • You can request a refund in writing up to five (5) business days prior to the rescheduled or postponed event, and TCC will issue a full refund.

Note: TCC cannot refund tickets or donations to “third party” or non-TCC controlled events.

Refund Timeframes

  • TCC will refund check or cash donations within 10 business days of receipt of a written refund request.
  • TCC will refund EFT and credit card purchases within two business days of a written refund request.

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Here are a couple of examples of how we will put your donation to work:

$100 You can provide one session of child trauma-focused therapy services for child survivor, and their non-offending adult caregiver, so they can concentrate on doing the hard work of healing, and get back to the business of childhood.

$1,000 you can provide one child a child medical exam and forensic interview when there is a report of abuse, a family advocate to shepherd the family through the process, and court accompaniment, if the case goes to court.

$25  Give. Every. Month.  Be G.E.M.  You can provide a Family Advocate during an initial visit to help families navigate through the weeks of trauma-focused healing therapy!

Be a G.E.M. Give. Every. Month. When you make a recurring gift you authorize the Carousel Center to charge your credit card on a monthly, weekly, quarterly or annual basis – your choice.

Your recurring donation will provide vital funds in support of our mission to support healing, promote justice, and foster resilience in children victimized by physical or sexual abuse. Together we can change the way our community responds to child abuse one month at a time! 

Won’t you give to help a child heal? Your gift can transform lives.

Give the gift of healing, justice, resilience, and hope.  Learn more about what we do HERE.