Upcoming Events Support the Carousel Center

Holiday Hugs - Sign up to be a Secret Santa

Holiday Hugs

Secret Santa’s Fulfilling Child’s Santa Wishlists

Holiday Hugs ~ Become a Secret Santa!

Holiday Hugs matches a child or family in need with a Secret Santa to make a child’s wishes come true. A Secret Santa may be an individual, family, group of co-workers, or an entire business, who is willing to sponsor a family, or families, by purchasing items from their wish list. You can ensure they have a very special holiday.

This year, we have over 40 Secret Santa’s helping over 110 children and their caregivers. We are grateful for everyone who has stepped forward this year.

For more details on Holiday Hugs, or to be a Sponsor in 2022
Questions? Laurie Taylor, CFRE, Development Manager, 910-254-9898

Heart of the Matter Luncheon & Tinman Awards

Save the Date!

Heart of the Matter & Tinman Awards Breakfast
7:30 am Registration & Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 am Program
February 2nd, 2022

Hotel Ballast, Wilmington, NC 

Be a Host – Invite your friends, colleagues, coworkers to join you in the fight to end Child Abuse!  Each host will host a table of ten to join you at this informative and fun event.  You will also have a personalized URL to share and raise much-needed funds to support the mission and services of the Carousel Center.

Be A Sponsor Show your support of the Carousel Center. Each sponsor will have the opportunity to showcase their business and support of the Carousel Center to your community, team, and clients.

For more details on being a host or being a Sponsor
Questions? Laurie Taylor, CFRE, Development Manager, 910-254-9898

Heart of the Matter Luncheon & Tinman Awards

Save the Date!

19th Annual Making Legends Local Gala – Lip Sync Battle
6pm-10pm Saturday, April 30th, 2022

Daniels Hall, Cape Fear Community College

The Making Legends Local Gala is a lip-sync battle. This event supports the Carousel Center.   Join us when ~15 Acts from local businesses, groups of friends, and civic organizations compete for the golden microphone trophy, and bragging rights for the year. 

ACTS also compete in the Ka-Ching Challenge. The Act that raises the most money gets the gold $ trophy and the satisfaction of knowing they have contributed to helping child survivors heal from abuse and trauma.

This is the 19th year of this annual event, and it is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Carousel Center raising around $100k in support of the Carousel Center’s mission and services. 

Enter an Act  – Invite your friends, colleagues, coworkers to join you in the fight to end Child Abuse!  Each ACT picks a song within the TBD theme and performs to win either the Best Act award or the Ka-Chaing Challenge – promote your act far and wide with a personalized URL to share and raise much-needed funds to support the mission and services of the Carousel Center.

Be A Sponsor – Show your support of the Carousel Center. Each sponsor will have the opportunity to showcase their business and support of the Carousel Center to your community, team, and clients.

To enter an ACT or to be a Sponsor – contact Laurie Taylor, CFRE, Development Manager, 910-254-9898

Merry Go Run 2022

Thanks to all who came out and ran!

Port City Design presented the largest check ever for the Merry Go Run 2021!

Merry Go Run  10K, 5K, and 1 Mile
Brunswick Forest, NC

Thank you for participating in the 2021 Merry-Go-Run!  With your help and donations from our generous sponsors, over  $20,000 was raised to benefit the Carousel Center.

As a small way of saying thank you we are offering you a discounted registration fee for 2022.  Register by October 1, 2021 (1 week from today to take advantage of the savings)

We absolutely LOVED seeing the sea of smiling faces and bright shirts and thought you would enjoy seeing your race photos.

CLICK HERE to see all the photos!  You can also enter your name or bib number and see all the photos you were tagged in!

EXCITING NEWS FOR 2022!  You asked for it and we listened!  We will still have the 1 Mile and 5K which everyone loves..but we have added a 10K.  If you ran the 5K or 4 Mile this year – challenge yourself to the 10K in 2022.

Register for 2022
Lighthouse Beer & Wine Festival Supports the Carousel Center

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Stay tuned for updates

Tee it Off Golf Tournament Fore the Kids supports the Carousel Center

Register Today!

Tee It Off FORE the Kids Golf Tournament
Presented by Johnstone Supply
November 13th, 2021

Tigers Eye at Ocean Ridge Community, Ocean Isle, NC

For more information Go to this Link

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 laurie.taylor@carouselcenter.org.

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