Make a Monthly 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.

Interested in making a One-Time donation instead? Click here to visit our donation page.


Other ways to donate

One-Time Gift

Click here to visit our donation page.


Click here to make a donation through PayPal.


Click here to make a donation through Facebook.

Gifts of Stock or Planned Gifts

For gifts of stock or to talk about establishing a planned gift, contact the Development Team at (843)-266-5200; you may also reach out via email at

Event Sponsorships / Fundraising

To make a gift in conjunction with an upcoming fundraising event or to schedule your own fundraising event, please contact the Development Team at (843)-266-5200 or send an email to

By Phone

To make a credit card gift over the phone, contact the Development Team at (843) 266-5200.


Our regular business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Please call to schedule an appointment. 

Your contribution to Carolina Youth Development Center is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Note: donations must be received by Carolina Youth Development Center on, or before, December 31, 2019, to be deductible in the current tax year. Carolina Youth Development Center is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1790 as the Charleston Orphan House.

As a testament to our responsible stewardship and effective management and operation, we have received the highest national accreditation rating from the Council on Accreditation yearly since 1998. We are a center for child development whose mission is to equip and empower vulnerable youth in our community.

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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