Children’s Trust is the only statewide resource that supports those working every day on the front lines of child abuse prevention.
We connect local organizations and families to the resources they need. Children’s Trust-supported programs are evidence-based so we know what works to build stronger families and more resilient communities across our state. We have made tremendous strides in prevention, but there is still much to do.
South Carolina currently ranks 41 in the nation in overall child well-being. There were 18,848 children who confirmed as abused or neglected in 2015. Children’s Trust is working hard to change this. Our kids deserve better.
Ways you can help us help them
Join an Annual Giving Society
Support the Gala and Silent Auction
Prevention Education Event Sponsorships
Support Us Through Amazon
Donate Through Your Taxes
Recycle Empty Ink and Toner Cartridges Through US Recycling
Make a Legacy or Stock Gift
Hold Your Own Fundraiser
Help us keep kids safe in South Carolina by donating today to where the need is greatest. Every gift – no matter the amount – is a special opportunity for you to improve a life…or many lives. Your gift to Children’s Trust is tax-deductible as allowed by law, and it’s quick and easy to make your donation! Simply click below to make your critical unrestricted gift today. Thank you for helping us help them.
Consider Your Employer Matching Gift Program
Matching gifts by your employer can double - or even triple - your personal contribution to Children’s Trust of South Carolina. Please explore your employer’s gift matching policy as a way to maximize your financial support of our important work.
If you work for an employer that matches employee philanthropic donations, you will likely need to request a matching gift form from your Human Resources Department, complete it and return it to Adrienne Bellinger at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can usually take it from there!
Children’s Trust is excited to offer individual and corporate Annual Giving Societies (AGS). Donating to an AGS demonstrates a strong commitment to keeping South Carolina’s kids safe while offering a variety of opportunities to strengthen and deepen our donors’ relationships with Children’s Trust. Individual and corporate AGS donors are invited to join in our prevention education and awareness activities, remain connected throughout the year to our mission and truly experience their gifts at work. Meaningful AGS benefits include annual gala and silent auction tickets, Pinwheels for Prevention and Children’s Trust branded items, recognition and visibility, exclusive invitations and more depending on your level of support.
Individual Annual Giving Society Contact
Corporate Annual Giving Society Contact
Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27, in Columbia, Children’s Trust is planning now for our 2016 annual gala. Your support of, and participation in, our annual gala helps us deliver on our mission and work.
We invite you to get involved with this special night by joining our Annual Giving Societies, becoming a volunteer member of the gala committee, donating silent auction items, buying tickets and more.
Children’s Trust presents conferences, summits and training opportunities throughout the year. These events range in size and scope but are always well-attended, high-quality learning opportunities. Audiences vary based on event but often include state leaders, program managers, front-line staff and administrators, who are all working together to prevent child abuse, neglect and injury.
Sponsor benefit packages are customized to provide the most meaningful partnership possible and ensure maximum return on an investor’s support of this life-changing, life-saving work.
Event Sponsorship Contact
AmazonSmile “How To” Steps
- Create an amazon.com account (or use existing Amazon account).
- Sign in to smile.amazon.com with the same login for amazon.com.
- When prompted at your first sign-in, type “Children’s Trust of South Carolina” in the text box below or "pick your own charitable organization:”
- Select Children’s Trust of South Carolina as your chosen charity.
- Start shopping! (You must use smile.amazon.com every time you make a purchase in order for a donation to be made to Children’s Trust.)
Children’s Trust is a proud partner with US Recycling’s “Ink and Toner Cartridge Recycling Program.”
This program is an easy way to recycle empty cartridges and support Children’s Trust at the same time. US Recycling, a division of Columbia-based US Laser, Inc., developed this program as a great way for nonprofit organizations to receive cash in return for their corporate partners donating empty ink and toner cartridges.
Since 2000, US Recycling has collected, recycled and paid cash for more than a million empty ink and toner cartridges. Sign up your business or your employer today to assist Children’s Trust.
US Recycling accepts many brands of ink and toner cartridges, including HP, Lexmark, Brother, Epson, Canon, and Dell, from original equipment manufacturers. The company does not take copier toner bottles. Please contact US Recycling at 888-875-1737 to ask any questions about its recycling services.
Register to support Children’s Trust
Please use this link as it is specific to Children’s Trust of South Carolina.
Children’s Trust Contact
Every South Carolina taxpayer has the opportunity to donate all or some of their individual state income tax return using S.C. Department of Revenue Form I-330. The Contributions for Check-Offs program collects critical funds to support Children’s Trust’s statewide mission of preventing child abuse, neglect and injury. Contributions of every amount are greatly appreciated. Make your Check-Off for Children’s Trust by following these easy steps.
To donate using tax software
- Look for Voluntary Contributions or S.C. form I-330 while filing your state tax return.
To donate using paper tax forms
- Download the PDF tax form S.C. I-330 from the S.C. Department of Revenue and enter your donation amount on line 2.
- Download the PDF tax forms S.C. 1040 from the S.C. Department of Revenue and enter the same amount on line 28 of the S.C. 1040.
- If you are using a professional tax preparer, attach the S.C. I-330 to your tax paperwork.
Gift of Appreciated Stock
By giving appreciated stock directly to Children’s Trust of South Carolina, you may avoid hefty capital gains taxes and also receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift. Gifts of appreciated stock generally offer a greater tax benefit than cash. It is important to check with your attorney or financial advisor in any gift planning to make sure that you are choosing the best way to achieve your personal and charitable goals. To make a gift of stock, please have your broker or trust officer contact Adrienne Bellinger at email@example.com or 803-744-4043.
Include Children’s Trust in Your Will
By including Children’s Trust of South Carolina in your will, you ensure that your support of our mission continues in perpetuity. A bequest in a will or other estate plan can be made for a specific dollar amount, a percentage or the remainder of an estate. For more information about charitable remainder trusts, bequests, retirement plans or estate planning, please contact Adrienne Bellinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-744-4043.
Other Methods of Planned Giving
Following are other ways in which your planned gifts to Children’s Trust can support our future work to build stronger families and more resilient communities across South Carolina.
- Designate Children’s Trust of South Carolina as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or pension plan.
- Establish a flexible living trust or a charitable remainder trust that provides assets to Children’s Trust of South Carolina while continuing to provide you the full use and benefit of those assets during your lifetime.
Whether you host a party, hold a bike race or put on a car wash, proceeds donated to Children’s Trust from your event help keep kids safe in South Carolina. Some ideas…
- Ask guests to bring donations in lieu of gifts to your next birthday party.
- Set up a "Cool Off for Kids" lemonade stand in your neighborhood.
- Host a golf tournament or walk/run
to benefit Children’s Trust. Complete our Third-Party Fundraising form.
- Challenge your friends to a chili cook-off or see who has the best BBQ on the block and donate all registration fees to help children and families in South Carolina.
- Set up a collection jar at your office.
The possibilities are endless, and no gift is too big or too small! Every single donation gets us one step closer to Children’s Trust’s target — to reduce child abuse by 50 percent by 2023.
To get started with your own fundraiser