Upcoming Events Support the Carousel Center

Holiday Hugs - Sign up to be a Secret Santa

Holiday Hugs
Secret Santa’s fulfilling a Child’s Santa Wishlists

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, that is willing to sponsor a family or families, by purchasing items from their wish list. You can ensure a very special holiday for our families in need. 

This year, All our families have been matched!  Over 160 kids and a caregiver have been matched with over 67 Secret Santas. 

If you wish to help this year, please consider making a donation of gift cards, or a cash donation HERE.

Thank you to our corporate sponsors, Books a Million, and American Legion Post 10.

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

Complete the Form Below to be a Secret Santa.

Heart of the Matter Breakfast & Tinman Awards

8th Annual Heart of the Matter & Tinman Awards

We have big plans for February 2023! Stay Tuned!

Be a Host in 2023 – Invite your friends, colleagues, and co-workers 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 in 2023 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.

Click HERE for more details on being a Host or a Sponsor
Questions? Laura Pawlewicz, Event Coordinator at 910-254-9898

2022 Making Legends Local Gala & Lip-sync Battle

20th Annual Making Legends Local Gala
Lip Sync Battle

6:30 pm Red Carpet Reception | 8 pm Showtime!

SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, April 29th, 2023

We had the time of our life! Thank you to all who attended the 19th Annual Making Legends Local Gala & Lip Sync Battle! After shaking off the Covid Blues the Making Legends Local Gala raised much-needed funds in support of the mission and services of the Carousel Center. For more information go to the Event Page

Questions? Please contact Laura Pawlewicz, Event Coordinator at 910-254-9898 if you have any questions.

Thank you for standing beside us and for being a Champion of Children!

Enter an Act in 2023  – Invite your friends, colleagues, and coworkers to join you in the fight to end Child Abuse!  Each ACT picks a song within the Movie Soundtrack Magic theme and performs to win either the Best in Show award or the Ka-Ching 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, to serve on the 2023 Events Committee contact Laura Pawlewicz, Event Coordinator at  910-254-9898

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