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Child sexual abuse thrives in secrecy. Your financial gift today will help children find their voice and the critical help they need to end the cycle of abuse and reclaim their childhood. Every gift – no matter the size – will make a difference in the life of a child.

You can donate to the Children’s Assessment Center in a variety of ways.

You may use our online option to donate with a debit or credit card through PayPal or Guidestar as noted below. You may also contact us directly (Angie Kowalczyk at 616-336-5197) to make a gift using a credit card or send a personal check to CAC, 901 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Thank you so much for your consideration of financial support today!


Coping Boxes

It is our hope to provide each client with a therapeutic coping box. Each box would contain items that allow a child to process through the feelings they are having at any particular time. We are always accepting small plastic tubs and the following items to place inside: journals, coloring books (child & adult), coloring supplies (crayons, colored pencils, markers), journals with locks, stress balls, sensory toys (squishy, texturized toy items), inspiration stones, bubbles, small games/puzzles, lotion, jump ropes, small stuffed animals, nail polish, bracelet making supplies, toy cars, headphones, kinetic sand, any small comfort items, and any small toys or games that could assist a child in distracting themselves from upsetting feelings or thoughts.

Please contact Christene Reinecke at (616) 336-5160 to schedule a drop-off time for any coping box donations.

PayPal

The PayPal button below will lead you to a donation form for the CAC.


GuideStar

You can also donate through GuideStar. GuideStar gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. They provide as much information as they can about each nonprofit’s mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more. They do that so you can take the information and make the best decisions possible. CAC is GuideStar Silver Certified. Learn more about why we qualify here: GuideStar Silver Qualified.

There is no better way to pay tribute to a loved one than making a donation in their honor.  Through GuideStar, you are able to do just that.  Follow the GuideStar logo below and click on their large, blue donate button to make your donation.

*Guidestar deducts 3.99% + $.99 as a service fee to the donor, to process their donation.
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AmazonSmile

Additionally, you can donate by choosing the CAC on your Amazon Smile account.  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% to the eligible charitable organization of your choice.  Follow the link below to see our Wish List, as well.

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You can learn how to change your charity to Children’s Assessment Center below:

Changing Your Charitable Organization

You are welcome to change the charitable organization you want to support at any time. If you make a change, only AmazonSmile purchases after the change will accrue donations for your newly selected charitable organization. Your change will not affect AmazonSmile purchases made prior to the change. To change your charitable organization, sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser. From your desktop, simply select “Your Account” from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to “Change your Charity”. From your mobile browser, select “Change your Charity” from the options at the bottom of the page.

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the eligible charitable organization of your choice. The purchase price for each item is the sale price, excluding shipping, handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, and service charges, and less any rebates, returns, and bad debt.