Make a Donation

CYDC’s goal is that all children are equipped with the skills and tools they need to enter adulthood prepared for success. While the SC Department of Social Services supports a portion of our costs, children in foster care deserve more than a bed and a meal. CYDC invests in our children by supporting them with social-emotional learning, academic intervention, and college and career readiness tools. Your donation helps make CYDC the safe and nurturing environment that all children, especially those who have been victims of abuse or neglect need.

Other ways to donate

To make a donation over the phone, including gifts of stock, or planned gifts. Contact a member of our Development team at (843)-266-5200 or send an email to

Your contribution to Carolina Youth Development Center is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Note: Donations must be postmarked on, or before, December 31 of the current year to be deductible in the same tax year. Carolina Youth Development Center is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1790 as the Charleston Orphan House.

We’re delighted that the Federal Cares Act has incentivized charitable giving and will allow taxpayers above-the-line deductions for contributions up to $300 made directly to charities. For those who itemize deductions, the law lifts the cap on annual contributions from 60% of adjusted gross income to 100%. I hope you can take advantage of this unique situation. We will gratefully provide a tax letter for your records. 

A copy of the latest financial report and registration filed by this organization can be obtained by writing: CFO, 5055 Lackawanna Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29405.

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You can mail your check to: 

CYDC Development Team

5055 Lackwanna Blvd.

North Charleston, SC 29405

A secure online donation can be made by visiting 

Contact a member of the CYDC Development Team at 843-266-5200 to make a secure donation over the phone. 

Leave a legacy! 

Consider naming CYDC as a beneficiary in your will or donating life insurance policies. 

You can have shares of stock transferred to CYDC. Contact your financial advisor or our Finance Department for more information. 

Set up a Donor-Advised Fund and watch your donation investments grow into a charitable gift for CYDC. Learn more here.

Your time, talents, and skills are valuable! Learn about how you can become a volunteer at CYDC.

Start a Peer-to-Peer fundraiser to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or milestone. 

Consult our Donation Guidelines to see what items we accept and how to set up a drop off with a member of our team.