You give the gift of healing, justice, resilience and hope

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.

adopted March 17, 2020

Create Great Childhoods; restore hope

Donate the gift of hope and healing. Your gifts stays close to home by helping children in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties, and you change lives!

Here are a few examples of how we put your gift to work:

$100 You can provide one session of trauma-focused healing child therapy services for a 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.

$20 Give. Every. Month.  Be G.E.M.  You can provide healthy snacks for child survivors to combat rumbly tummies – during an initial visit and through weeks of trauma-focused healing therapy!

$500 You can provide education and materials for up to 62 adults in our community to empower them to recognize signs of abuse, respond and report child sexual abuse.

$1000 You will provide 1 complete Child Forensic Interview and Child Medical Exam, complete with family advocacy services, court accompaniment and expert testimony.

$50 will You can provide much needed tools for Carousel’s Healing Heroes to use for successful healing – art supplies, games, coloring books, PPE, sanitizing products, etc.

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

It’s time to help children and families heal. It’s time to speak up for those without a voice. It’s time to advocate for laws that protect children. It’s time to prevent child abuse.  You can support our staff and partners who work every day to keep children safe and help families heal from sexual abuse.

This season of thanks and giving, give the gift of healing, justice, resilience and hope.  Learn more about what we do HERE.