Your Gifts Matter
Your support not only helps the youngest in our community to thrive today, but it also helps hands them a path to opportunity for their tomorrow. A rich, nurturing, and supportive childhood experience can propel a child to successful adult life. On the Society for Human Relations Management website, in an article called Business Investment in Early Childhood Education = Future Skilled workforce, makes the case for the value of investing in early childhood education. By age 5, children are “developing social skills that are the types of skills that we require in the future workforce — like making good decisions, the ability to have empathy—these skills are really just hard to develop in the workplace, these critical skills need to be developed over a lifetime. Employers know, most of these children are going to end up working in our communities… so you’re investing back into your own community, you’re investing back into your own state. It’s the right thing to do for your community today, but it’s also the right thing to do for your future workforce. The Children’s Center maintains an overall score of 100 on Charity Navigator.
Disadvantaged families are least likely to have the economic and social resources to provide the successful early developmental stimulation every child needs as a basic opportunity for future success in school, college, career, and life. Poor health, high school dropouts, poverty, crime — America will continue to create costly economic and social burdens if it fails to provide disadvantaged families with the resources they need for effective early childhood development.
Ways to Give
The Children’s Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and relies heavily upon the resources provided by local individuals, organizations, and foundations, including United Way of the Lowcountry, Inc and The Bargain Box. It is with the support of the local community that the Center is able to open its doors each morning to our families.
We encourage you to visit our information page at GuideStar, made possible by The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, to review details of our operations.
You may make a donation to The Children’s Center by check, credit card, or gift in kind.
If you are making a contribution by check, please mail to:
The Children’s Center
8 Nature’s Way
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
If you are making a contribution by credit card, you can call us at 843-681-2739 and make the transaction over the phone.
If you are interested in making a donation of gift-in-kind, there are many opportunities to help. Please see our wish list below for items we continually need.
Support While You Shop:
You can provide financial support to The Children’s Center while you shop! Opportunities include:
To enroll sign in or create an account at www.kroger.com/communityrewards Enroll or update your Community Rewards using # 69893. Then shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card to earn donations for The Children’s Center!
Together in Education
Use your VIC Card and The Children’s Center Together In Education school code (5734) during checkout OR visit the Together In Education website.
Simply shop at Amazon Smile and select The Children’s Center as your charity of choice.
A gift to The Children’s Center in your will could be the most rewarding gift you ever make. You can know that future generations of local children will have the opportunity to get a great start in life! There are a number of easy ways to move money to charities when you die, including redesignating the beneficiary in your IRA or your life insurance. Your financial advisors can help you make the decisions that work best for you.
Please consider becoming a founding member of The Children’s Center Legacy Society today. All you need to do is add The Children’s Center to your estate plans and complete the Legacy Society form provided here.
For more information on how you can participate please contact Kaye Black.
Donate Stocks, Bonds or Other Marketable Securities
The Children’s Center welcomes contributions in the form of marketable common stock, bonds or other securities. Contributors often find that the contribution of appreciated securities provides additional tax benefits. We encourage you to discuss these tax benefits with your accountant.
For more information regarding the transfer of investments to The Children’s Center, please download these instructions.
The Children’s Center holds several fundraising events throughout the year.