April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Make a Gift of a Lifetime

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Make a Gift of a Lifetime
You can Help Children Like Kendall Heal from Abuse.

Kendall was a typical 14-year-old. She had an attitude. She was angry. She didn’t think that talking to the therapist at the Carousel Center would make one. bit. of. difference. She was also not prepared for the loss of her extended step-family because of her disclosure. In a single day, fifteen close relationships were severed because she told the truth.

 “Reflecting on what it felt like when I learned I would never return to my abuser, I do not recall it feeling celebratory at all. I had just spent the minutes prior hiding behind a shed with my younger siblings while our mom confronted my abuser. There were tears, fear, uncertainty, confusion, and anger in the midst of relief that I might now be safe. I literally went from believing one minute that my abuser would kill us to breathing a sigh of relief as he drove away. Physical freedom is just one part of being free.”  excerpt Brave Girl, Speak.

Kendall was this year’s Keynote Speaker at our Heart of the Matter & Tinman Award Breakfast. She shared with us her journey, the impact that the Carousel Center had on her healing journey. See her talk HERE.

Kendall - see the hurt and anguish in her eyes?

B E   A   G. E. M.
G I V E.   E V E R Y.   M O N T H.

Yes! I want to give the gift of hope and healing to child survivors in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties who have been traumatized by abuse, often at the hands of someone they know and trust.  Services, like a carousel, revolve around the needs of the child. 

Why Give Monthly?

You will become a member of a dedicated group of individuals and businesses devoted to helping children have a safe place to tell their stories and be given the opportunity to heal.

You will build resilience!

$10 a month = $120 a year!

You can provide trauma-focused healing therapy to a child survivor.

$15 a month = $180 a year!

You will provide Family Advocacy for a parent/caretaker to assist with appointment scheduling, crisis intervention, victim’s compensation filing, domestic violence intervention, court support, transportation, and linking to community resources.

$25 a month = $300 a year!

You will provide 6 weeks of parent/caretaker support group, and children’s group for one adult/child

$84 a month = $1008 a year!

You will provide 1 complete Child Medical Exam and Forensic Interview, with accompanying Family Advocacy.

Every year, the Carousel Center serves about 500 children, just like Kendall, who entrust us with their stories. Your support means these precious children have the resources they need to begin the healing process.

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 child survivors 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.

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 basis. Your credit card will be charged on the same date each month as the original charge.

Your payment may be changed at any time and it will remain in effect until the date you choose or you notify the Carousel Center that you wish to change or suspend the payment, the Carousel Center will make this change in a reasonable amount of time to fulfill your request.

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 are changing the way our community responds to child abuse one month at a time!

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Your tax-deductible donation to The Carousel Center goes to work immediately and powers our mission to help child survivors heal from abuse.

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 laurie.taylor@carouselcenter.org.

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.

adopted March 17, 2020