Carousel Child Advocacy Center is expanding our footprint in New Hanover County, with the opening of “The Village” a facility expansion to include embedded community partner agencies to maximize warm transfers/referrals for services beyond TCC scope.  Concurrently, we are opening a new office in Burgaw, NC to service Pender County child survivors of abuse, and their families closer to home

You can help us up-fit these new spaces and make our donations go that much further. Thank you for helping maximize our limited resources!

Refrigerator – need 2

Microwave – need 2

Keurig – need 2

Toaster Oven – need 2

Dishrack – Need 2

Plasticware holder – need 2

Paper Towel Holder – need 2

Bins for snack storage – to hold donated snacks e.g. Golffish, cheeze-its, fruit gummies, etc.

Napkin Holders – need 2

Bar Stools – need 8 (2 sets of four)

Tall Kitchen Bar Table – need two

Coffee – Keurig pods (breakfast blend, decaf, bold) Total of four – 2 for each location

Creamers – (Plain, Vanilla, Hazelnut) four of each (2 for each location)

Holders for creamers /sugars – both offices

Coffee cups  – disposable

Coffee lids – disposable

Wooden coffee stirrers

Paper plates

Plastic ware – forks, knives spoons must be eco friendly

Your donations of items from our wish list, help us make our cash donations go that much farther.  Call us first, 910-254-9898 to find out what we may be low in.  The Carousel Center will only accept items/toys in original packaging.   Thank you!

Grumblie Tummies … can’t do the hard work of healing.

  • Snacks like Cheez-its, goldfish, or anything cracker.
  • Microwavable Single Serve Lunches – mac-n-cheese, chicken noodle soup, oodles of noodles, etc.
  • Little Water Bottles – easy for little hands to hold.
  • Juicy Juice boxes

Support the Hard Work of Healing… items like the below are used in trauma therapy to build rapport.

The Carousel Center will only accept items in unopened, original packaging.  

  • Xbox games – non-shooting/gun – something to keep the teens busy while they are waiting.
  • Gift Cards are always appreciated – in any amount $10 on up! Gas cards, Target, Wal-mart, grocery stores…
  • Treasure box items for teens – lip balm, gel pen sets, fun socks, small notebooks, brainteasers, temporary tattoos, small craft kits, earbuds, friendship bracelets, etc.
  • Female and Male – Barbie-like dolls – different skin tones, and body sizes! And clothing for the above dolls.
  • Gender-Neutral & English/Spanish Coloring Books
  • Fidget spinners, pop-its
  • Word Search books
  • Small box Crayons or Color Pencils
  • Mason Jars – for Mindfulness Exercises

Help Keep Administrative Costs Down…

  • Ream of Plain Copier Paper – 8.5 x 11 or Legal size
  • #10 Plain Envelopes (prefer self-sticking)
  • Avery File Folder Labels #5160 (1500 to a box of 30 labels per sheet)
  • Pendaflex Pressboard #171811 Expandable Medical File Folders – Light Green

Celebrate Healing…

The majority of trauma therapy is 16-18 weeks, depending on their trust in adults, and many other factors, some children take months or longer on their healing journey. When they are ready, we celebrate their hard work with a small graduation ceremony.  Thank you Nothing Bundt Cakes Wilmington who donate a cake for each graduation. You can help make this celebration of their hard work special, donate, or bring a gift card of $25 or $50, your donation will provide ice cream, maybe a game the family can play together, or some other special treat so the Therapist can purchase what they need to make that child feel special and loved.

Each ceremony is as unique as the child. For many of our children, they have never had a birthday cake or a celebration just for them…so this ceremony is very, very special for all involved.  

Promote Hygiene …
The Carousel Center will only accept items in unopened, original packaging.  

  • Shampoo, body wash, deodorant
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste
  • Underwear and socks – school-age and teen sizes

Say Thank You to our Hardworking Team…

Donate or sponsor a delivered lunch for 20-25 hard-working staff and our partners – the Dept of Social Services, Law Enforcement, and the District Attorney’s office.  (Sorry, we can’t accept home-cooked food, food must come from a licensed restaurant).

Please call us first to find out what we need at 910-254-9898 or email information@carouselcenter.org
Thank you!

Make a cash donation and support our mission and services to help children heal.

Thanks for choosing to help the children served at Carousel Child Advocacy Center!

We have reached the end of our first official year of the Tri-County Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Initiative! Launched on April 1, 2022, the goal was set to train 10% of the adult population in Stewards of Children to reach a tipping point in New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties.

In the Initiative’s first year, we have trained 2,307 adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse!

Additionally, have trained 46 organizations and received approval for 19 Partners in Prevention. We are in the process of submitting/awaiting approval for 21 additional Partnerships. This will total 40 Partnerships in the Tri-County area! These Partners are listed below:

Join the local Tri-County Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Initiative, or partner with Carousel Child Advocacy Center to become a distinguished “Partner in Prevention”.

Contact Rebecca Martin, Child Abuse Awareness/Outreach Coordinator at (910) 254-9898 or Rebecca.martin@carouselcenter.org