Kids Care Program

DCAC offers 3 different Kids Care Programs year round. Our Kids Care Programs assist DCAC families in providing essential items for the children receiving services at our center. These programs are an important service offered by DCAC because many of the caregivers utilizing DCAC services have taken in a relative or family member unexpectedly to help avoid a child(ren) from entering the foster care system. Often times caregivers do not receive any financial or additional support for taking loved ones into their home. DCAC counts on donations from local churches, individuals, businesses, schools, and organizations to run each of these programs. In addition to items, we also accept gift cards and monetary donations which are used to purchase items for our families in need.

Kid’s Closet

All Year Long

As a way to further help our families, we collect hygiene products all year round to distribute to clients who may have difficulty getting them otherwise.

Needs include but are not limited to: shampoo and conditioner (for all types), brushes, deodorant, soap, body wash, lotion, wash clothes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers, feminine products, and floss.

Kid’s School Closet

from June through August; all year long

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.

Needs include but are not limited to: binders, pencils, pens, backpacks, paper, scissors, markers, crayons, rulers, pencil sharpeners, calculators, and pencil holders.

Kid’s Jacket Closet

From October through February

We give out new coats to children of all sizes and genders that do not have one or need a replacement to help them keep warm throughout the winter months.

Needs include but are not limited to: We need new coats of all sizes from newborn to 17 years old for both boys and girls. We also appreciate donations of hats, scarves and gloves to help fight the cold winter months.

If you are an individual, business, or organization interested in setting up a Donation Drive to benefit DCAC, please contact Alexis & Presley at aaikens@dorchestercac.org & pshirley@dorchestercac.org or 843-875-1551.

Any gift cards or monetary donations to support one of our Kids Care Programs can be made online on our donations page or mailed to:

Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center
303 E. Richardson Ave.
Summerville, SC 2948

Please be sure to specify which program you would like to support.

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