Kids Care Program

Learn more about the Dorchester Children’s Center Kids Care Program

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DCC's Victim's Advocates, Aaronette and Hafeezah, work hard all year long ensuring that all children who enter our doors get all the services and resources they need. Our Kids Care Program provides many of those things throughout the year that they cannot get otherwise providing children with essentials such as school supplies, toiletries, books, stuffed animals, and additional resources as needed.  For each part of the Kids Care Program we count on donations from local churches, families, businesses, schools, and organizations.  We are always accepting donations for these drives, as well as gift cards and monetary donations in order to purchase items for our kids and families in need. 

If you are interested in donating towards our Kids Care Program year round, here are some things we always need:

Gift cards, gas cards and monetary donations:  These are to assist with gas for caregivers with limited resources that need to take their child back and forth to therapy and to assist our families with basic and essential needs when they are going through a rough time. Any gift cards or monetary donations can be sent to Dorchester Children's Center c/o Keri Scougale 303 E. Richardson Ave., Summerville, SC 29483.  Please be sure to specify which program you would like you donation put towards when mailing in a donation. Thank you. 

Toiletries including by not limited to: shampoo and conditioner (for natural, curly, and straight hair), brushes, wide tooth combs, hair accessories, deodorant, soap, body wash, lotion, wash clothes, tooth brushes, toothpaste, baby diapers of all sizes, feminine products, and floss.

Books and Toys: We can only new, unwrapped toys, books and stuffed animals. 

To find out more about the immediate needs at DCC and the Kids Care Program, please contact Aaronette or Hafeezah at 843-875-1551. Items can also be dropped off at our center 303 E. Richardson Ave, Summerville SC 29483 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday- Friday.


Toiletries all year long

We help to provide the basic hygiene needs of our clients that may have difficulty getting them otherwise. 

Toiletries including by not limited to: shampoo and conditioner (for natural, curly, and straight hair), brushes, wide tooth combs, hair accessories, deodorant, soap, body wash, lotion, wash clothes, tooth brushes, toothpaste, baby diapers of all sizes, feminine products, and floss.

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Back to School Drive from June through August

We get lists from each child’s school and provide each child with everything on the list in order to start the school year fully stocked. As the year goes on, we continue to provide our kids with supplies as they need new things. 

Do you have a local church, family, business, or organization that would like to help collect items for our Back to School Drive?! Great! 
To sign up your group, simply fill out the Back to School Community Partner Form
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School supplies including by not limited to: binders, pencils, pens, backpacks, paper, scissors, markers, crayons, rulers, pencil sharpeners, calculators, pencil holders, highlighters, staplers, and more.

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Coat Drive from October through February

We give out new coats of all sizes to our kids that do not have one to keep them warm throughout the winter.

Coats: We need new coats of all sizes for both boys and girls. We also can use hats, scarves and gloves to help fight the cold winter months.

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Thanksgiving Meals from November through December

We help to get Thanksgiving dinners put together from donations of an assortment of food and given to our families most in need of a warm Thanksgiving meal that they can prepare.

Thanksgiving MealsPlease call to find out what items are needed before making any donations. Thank you.

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Operation E.L.F. from November through December

We get into full swing with preparing for Operation E.L.F., Enhancing the Lives of Families in our community this holiday season, starting in November. Around Thanksgiving, we will post our list of locations to either pick up an Angel to sponsor or where you can drop off any new, unwrapped toys.

To become a business or organization providing an Angel Tree or a Toy Drive Collection Box please fill out the form here or contact Keri Scougale at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 843-875-1551.  Any gift cards or monetar donations can be sent to Dorchester Children's Center 303 E. Richardson Ave., Summerville, SC 29483. 

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