Thank you for joining us at  the 9th Annual Heart of the Matter & Tinman Award Luncheon Friendraiser

We are almost to our $100,000 goal – You can help reach this goal!

Margaret Hoelzer, 2024 Keynote SpeakerThank you to our lovely 2024 Keynote speaker, Margaret Hoelzer, American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder, who shared her emotional testimonial of sexual abuse and how she overcame child sexual abuse and rose to the top of her sport of swimming.

Guests learned more about Carousel Child Advocacy Center and how they can support the mission.

Your donations provide…

  • Resilience – You are helping children heal from a traumatic experience with professional trauma therapies.
  • Justice – Together, we can work towards justice by providing one-stop, coordinated medical evaluation, forensic interviewing, and therapy with a victim-centered approach.
  • A Solution! You are helping educate the community on recognizing the signs of abuse, your responsibilities as a mandatory reporter, and how to respond if a child discloses abuse.

Carousel Child Advocacy Center is the only nationally accredited child advocacy center serving Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender Counties. Carousel serves children from birth up to age 18. All services are provided in a nurturing, child-friendly, and safe environment regardless of a family’s ability to self-pay.

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Congratulations to 2024 Tin Man Nominees!

2024 Tin "Biggest Heart" Man Honorees

In the iconic 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, the Tin Man character traveled to The Emerald City with Dorothy because he believed he needed a heart from The Wizard. In reality, he had the biggest heart. The Tin Man was humble, loving, caring, and compassionate.

Behind every person in the limelight are usually many who make the road easier, and do a tremendous amount of the work, giving of themselves, their time, and/or their gifts.

These unsung heroes are the heart of our community, and they are continually the heart of how The Carousel Center can offer healing services to the child victims of abuse/neglect and maltreatment who utilize our Child Advocacy Center each year. Together, we can change how our community responds to child abuse.

Tin Man Biggest Heart Award

Annual Tin Man
Biggest Heart Award

At this event, we shine a light on those individuals in our community who are leading the way to make a difference in the lives of child survivors of abuse.
This year’s Tinman Awards candidates are sure to inspire.

Thank you, ATB Photography, for your beautiful photos! You truly captured the essence of the event.

Thank you To ALL Our Generous Sponsors!

Courageous Sponsors

Heart of Gold Sponsors

Hearts on Fire Sponsors

CarpetSmart
Coastal Horizons
Coastal Select Properties
New Hanover County
Mary Christine Parks, LCSW
Pathfinder Wealth Consulting
Publix Super Market Charities
Trillilum Health Resources
Wilmington Health Pediatrics

Guardians of Children Sponsors

Karen Clow Team with Coastal Realty Associates
Kevin J. Jackson
Tom Robinson, WFD Fire Chief, Author of Hearts on Fire
UBS Wilmington

Champion of Children Corporate Partners

Corporate Partners donate $10,000+ annually.

Questions?  Contact Laura Pawlewicz at [email protected] 
or Call 910-254-9898