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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 are a list of things we need for the Flowering Branch Children's Shelter, the Children's Advocacy Center and CASA. There are both small and large items on the list, and anything that you would like to donate would be most appreciated!

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 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
  • The following items are always in high demand:

  • Dark colored twin bed sheets
  • 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)
  • Ankle socks for boys and girls
  • White t-shirts (Mens sizes small, medium and large)
  • Tupperware (all sizes)
  • Flash drives
  • Batteries (AA)
  • Radios with CD players
  • Blank CDs
  • Acrylic paint in all colors
  • Blank canvases for painting projects
  • Razors for men and women
  • Tampons with plastic applicator
  • Sleeping bags
  • Hair products for African American hair
  • Makeup (Mascara, eye shadow and blush)

  • 20 new corporate partners and event sponsors and volunteers needed
  • First Steps volunteers to visit new moms in the hospital an hour a week
  • Rainbows groups facilitators to help children in the grieving process
  • Someone to add a window and electricity to our storage “hut”
  • Individuals or groups to bring a meal to Flowering Branch
  • Members for the Duck Derby and Spring Benefit committees
  • Two desks, three desk chairs and a few chairs for guests at the CAC
  • 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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