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.  Carousel Child Advocacy Center will only accept items/toys in original packaging.   Thank you!

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

  • Single-serve snacks like Cheez-Its, Peanut butter, granola bars, crackers, Smart Food popcorn, Rice Crisps, Veggie Puffs, anything crunchy.
  • 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.

Carousel Child Advocacy 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 and up! Gas cards, Target, Wal-mart, grocery stores, etc.
  • 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. We celebrate their hard work when they are ready with a small graduation ceremony. 

Thank you, Nothing Bundt Cakes Wilmington, who donated a cake for each graduation. You can help make this celebration of their hard work special by donating or bringing 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’s. Many of our children have never had a birthday cake or a celebration just for them, so this ceremony is very, very special for all involved.  

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

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

Our Furniture in the waiting rooms is very well-loved. We desperately need one large couch for the main waiting room. Preferably pleather. Something that will take A LOT of wear.

Therapy Rooms are being expanded in Wilmington and for the new Burgaw/Pender County office.  We need small couches/love seats, soft chairs, small area rugs, small coffee tables, lighting, shelves to store games, coloring books, etc., used for therapy.  Contact Laurie Taylor, development manager, at 910-254-9898 or [email protected] for colors, themes, sizes, etc.

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 [email protected]
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!