Advocates for Children
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How to Help

How Can You Help?

Give a financial gift for the operating support of Advocates, or for a particular project or program. A donation in honor or memory of a loved one can be a beautiful tribute and your gift will be acknowledged to the honoree or family. You can donate securely using our online form. If your company provides matching funds to personal financial donations, please contact us to allow us to help you leverage your generosity.

Consider including Advocates for Children in your estate plans. You will ensure that future generations of children will be cared for, and there might be important tax advantages for you and your heirs. If interested, please contact Karen White at or 770-387-1143.

Giving Feels Good

Donors are partners with us in making young people’s lives safer and more hopeful, and we appreciate everyone who joins us in this important work! Meeting the needs of our $1.6 million budget means your donations and the donations from businesses, civic and faith groups and individuals are essential to keeping our doors open and continuing to take care of the young people we serve. As is often the case, when times are hard the needs go up, but the funds go down. We pray that we will never have to say to a child, “I’m sorry, we can’t help you.”

Wish List

Below is our current list of needs and wants for the children in the Shelter, our Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) and our Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) locations.

We also have a full "wish list" for those who would like to be an elf "Buddy" to the children and families we serve.

Click HERE to view our Christmas wish list!

Your donations help us to provide the needs for these children who many times come to us with a grocery bag of belongings and sometimes nothing at all. Thank you in advance for your giving hearts and allowing us to provide for the children!

High Demand Need:

  • Bedding for twin beds: dark or patterned twin bed sheets, comforters, blankets
  • Pillows
  • Bicycles for ages 7 and up
  • Sports balls (i.e. basketballs, footballs, soccer balls)
  • Volleyball net
  • Ankle socks for boys and girls
  • White t-shirts (Men’s sizes small, medium and large)
  • Underwear (girls, boys, women, men sizes)
  • Slippers
  • PJ Pants (female and male sizes large and x-large)
  • Hoodies
  • Sleeping bags
  • Tupperware (all sizes)
  • Flash drives
  • Batteries (AA)
  • Blank CDs
  • Acrylic paint in all colors
  • Blank canvases for painting projects
  • Razors for men and women
  • DVD’s (G rated movies)
  • Puzzles and board games
  • Tampons with plastic applicator
  • Hair products for African American hair
  • Makeup (Mascara, eye shadow and blush)
  • Hair brushes
  • Blow dryers, curling irons and straighteners
  • Toilet tissue
  • Paper towels
  • Cleaning products
  • High efficiency laundry detergent
  • Trash bags (50 gallon)
  • Paper products (plates, napkins)
  • Foil, plastic wrap, zip-lock bags (not gallon ones)
  • **Items the kids enjoy having on hand in the kitchen:** • Bottled water, fruit juices and sports drinks
  • • Granola Bars
  • • Nuts (cashews, peanuts or almonds)
  • • Fruit snacks, apple slices with caramel, carrots with ranch dressing, yogurt covered raisins
  • • Crackers and pretzels with cheese
  • • Beef jerky (plain and teriyaki flavored)
  • The kids here at the shelter always enjoy a nice outing! We would love gift certificates to places where they can skate, bowl, putt-putt, or visit Stone Mountain, Mountasia, Catch Air and especially Carmike Cinemas.

    We also always need gift cards to places like:
  • • Target
  • • TJ Maxx
  • • Walmart
  • • Hobby Lobby
  • • McDonald’s
  • • Chick-fil-A
  • • Kohl’s
  • Individuals or groups to bring a meal to Flowering Branch
  • Members for the Duck Derby Committee
  • Donations: More than Money

    Our Volunteers make a difference! Volunteer your time today - work on a fun project, mentor a child - you can help in many ways. For more information, visit our Volunteers page.

    Gifts of Stock

    Advocates is also able to accept gifts of stock. Donating stock can offer tax advantages to you (please consult your financial advisor), and provides Advocates with valuable financial resources. If a charitable gift of stock is of interest to you, please contact Advocates for more information:

    Donations to Advocates, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, are tax deductible. Contact us by email at, by mail at Advocates for Children, PO Box 446, Cartersville, GA 30120 or by phone at (770) 387-1143

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