CARE House relies on the generous gifts provided by community members. Whether it is a financial gift or a donated teddy bear, each and every donation is valued and needed.

Financial gifts support CARE House’s on-going operational needs. Donations support the resources needed for professional staffing and ongoing training, forensic interview rooms and equipment, therapy resources, toys and activities for play areas and referral and educational material. Through your gifts, you will ensure that CARE House will fulfill its mission and prevent children from experiencing further trauma.

How to give financially

Dayton Children’s Hospital serves as the fiscal agent for CARE House. All donations to CARE House are processed by Dayton Children’s. If you are writing a check please make it out to Dayton Children’s Hospital with CARE House in the memo line.

  • Online

    Please visit our donor website to give financially online.

  • By mail

    Please mail to CARE House at 410 Valley Street, Dayton, OH 45404

  • In person

    You can always visit us to drop off a donation

  • By phone

    If you would like to make a donation using a credit card by phone, please call the Dayton Children’s development department at 937-641-3405

Other ways to give

  • Matching donations

    Did you know that many companies will match donations for employees, their spouses or retirees? Complete your company’s matching gift form and return it with your gift to CARE House through Dayton Children’s. To see if your company matches gifts check out the Dayton Children’s matching gift registry.

  • Planned giving

    To learn more about making a gift to CARE House that will have a lasting legacy, contact Cate Berger, planned giving officer at (937) 641-5962 with any questions or for assistance.

  • Hosting an event

    Is your group interested in hosting an event to benefit CARE House? Learn more about our process for hosting a third-party event.

  • Birthday Wishes

    Is your birthday coming up? Causes’ Birthday Wishes is a wonderful Facebook application that allows you to celebrate your birthday by selecting CARE House as your favorite cause. Instead of asking for gifts for yourself, ask your Facebook friends to make an online donation. You can do something for holidays, too! The process is simple and fun and makes a difference for kids!

  • Wish list drive

    We always have a need for books, toys and other items for our kids. Consider doing a wish list drive at your office, church, sorority/fraternity, classroom or with your family and friends. See our wish list below.
    Our wish list:
    CARE House also relies on generous donors to help meet the needs of the children who visit us each day. Below is our “wish list.” These are items that we need on an ongoing basis. If you would like to donate these items, please call us at 937-641-4545 to arrange for a drop off time.

    New, medium sized stuff animals
    Gift cards of any denomination (Walmart, Target, Meijer, gas, grocery)
    Hand held games (age 10-15)
    Board games (age 3-18)
    Paper towels, plates, plastic silverware
    Children’s picture books
    Puzzles (50 pieces or less)

    Healthy snacks and drinks:(store-bought packaging, please no home-made treats!)
    8 oz. water bottles
    Juice (preferably clear and 100% juice, i.e. apple, lemonade, white grape etc…)
    Low fat milk
    Individual packages of almonds
    Individual packages of pretzels
    Raisin or Craisin boxes
    GoGo Squeezes
    Kashi granola bars or other low sugar granola bars (around 150 calories)
    Individual peanut butter cracker packages
    Low fat/reduced salt popcorn
    Individual packages of graham crackers

    Apple chips
    Low sugar pudding cups
    String cheese
    Low fat yogurt or Greek yogurt
    Individual cottage cheese
    Individual carrot bags with humus