Your gift helps our community’s children by:

  • Giving shelter, safety, and support services to children removed from their homes
  • Recruiting and supporting adult mentors for children in the community
  • Providing career guidance and training, educational assistance, and leadership and life skills programs for youth at risk
  • Supporting counselors for children removed from their schools for behavioral problems
  • Giving children in need a chance for a better life and a successful adulthood

Ways to Give

  • Make a gift online now now by clicking the DONATE button to your right. You may use your American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa to complete your online donation.
  • Contact Brian Hedden at (843) 266-5217 to make a credit card gift over the phone. You may also reach him via email at BHedden[at]
  • For gifts of stock, call Kate Lloyd in the Department of Development and Public Relations at (843) 266-5216; you may also reach Kate via email at KLloyd[at]
  • Establish a planned gift by calling Kate at (843) 266-5216; Kate’s email address is KLloyd[at]
  • To make a gift in conjunction with an upcoming fundraising event or to schedule your own fundraising event, please call the Development Office at (843) 266-5217.
  • Tribute Giving – make a gift in honor or memory of loved ones or colleagues.
  • We encourage you to check with your human resources department to see if your company has a matching gifts program. If they do, you may be required to fill out a form for us to receive the matched gift. For more information about this office, please contact your human resources department.

Thank you for your support!

We thank you in advance for your gift to Carolina Youth Development Center. Your gift helps to provide at risk youth critical life training and career skills not funded by governmental programs. 83.1% of our budget supports children’s services, with only 16.9% going to administration and fundraising. As a further testament to our responsible stewardship and effective management and operation, we have also received the highest national accreditation rating from the Council on Accreditation yearly since 1998. If you have questions about online giving with CYDC, please reach out to VP of Advancement, Katy Calloway at or 843-266-5216.