Make a Gift of a Lifetime

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.

Other Ways to Give

Want to donate appreciated Stock? The Carousel Center can accept your gift of most appreciated securities, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or exchange-traded funds (ETFs).  Your gift will make a huge difference in the life of a child while maximizing potential tax benefits by avoiding paying tax on capital gains. Please contact Laurie Taylor, CFRE, Development Manager, for the DTC# transfer information. Email:, Phone: 910.254.9898.

IRA or ROTH Contributions – Qualified charitable distributions are still a great way to make contributions if you are 70½ or older. A qualified charitable distribution (“QCD” or “IRA charitable rollover”) allows you to make a tax-free gift of up to $100,000 to the Carousel Center from your IRA if you are 70½ or older. A qualified charitable distribution is a great way to make tax-advantageous contributions, especially if you don’t itemize your deductions. [The CARES Act suspension of the required minimum distribution from most retirement plans for 2020 does not appear to have been extended into 2021.]

You have important priorities for your family and loved ones, and we know that their health and financial well-being come first. You can join The Carousel Center Legacy Society by making a provision for The Carousel Center’s future in your will or estate giving plans. Your gift helps ensure that the Carousel Center will continue to provide healing, promote justice, and foster resilience in children victimized by physical or sexual abuse, and improve our community through education, prevention, and advocacy in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties.

Wish to discuss?  Contact Laurie Taylor, CFRE, Development Manager, 910-254-9898.

Create Great Childhoods; restore hope

Thank you for supporting the Carousel Center. Here are a few examples of how your donation will go to work immediately:

$100 You can provide one session of child trauma-focused therapy services for child survivors, and their non-offending adult caregivers, 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. You are our Partner in Hope!

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

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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