Giving Opportunities

Whaley Children’s Center relies on its friends and families, community partners, and generous donors to meet our annual operating costs and support our programs and services. Your gifts will provide direct support to all of our programs and ensure that all children and families have the resources they need to succeed.

Wish List

Thank you for considering the needs of Whaley Children’s Center. Our donation room is always in need of health foods for our growing boys and girls, along with home and personal care items. Being able to keep these items on hand helps stretch our food and supplies budget. Please contact Whaley Children’s Center at 810-234-3603 for more information. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Please call to schedule a donation appointment.

Our current needs include:

  • Lunch supplies:
  • Granola bars
  • Pudding cups
  • Fruit cups
  • Trail mix


  • Detergent and Dryer Sheets
  • All purpose cleaners
  • Paper towel and toilet paper
  • Thin maxi pads
  • Combs and Brushes
  • Trash Bags

Household needs:

  • Twin size mattress pads and foam support
  • Twin size sheets
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Pillows
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D)
  • Industrial size freezer
  • Large storage containers with lids (used for seasonal clothing)

School needs:

  • Printer paper (8.5 X 11)
  • Three ring bingers
  • Notebooks
  • Mechanical pencils and refills
  • Glue sticks
  • Markers
  • Backpacks

*Gift Cards are needed for fresh food purchases from: Sam’s Club, Walmart, Meijers, VG’s, and Krogers.

Contributing to Whaley Children’s Center’s campaigns is your opportunity to support many of the programs and services we provide to 48 children.


Depending on the campaign, your contribution can go towards Child’s Rights advocacy, abuse and neglect prevention measures, therapeutic programs for children that have survived physical abuse, to providing all of our children with recreation opportunities, allowing the children to have new clothing and shoes, and proving all of the children with 3 well rounded meals, a warm bed to sleep in, shelter and safety. Make your campaign contribution today!


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Contributions in Honor/Memory of a Special Individual
Whaley Children’s Center accepts charitable gifts that honor individuals for achievement, celebrate a special occasion, or memorialize a loved one.


Gifts can be designated for any purpose depending on the wishes of the donor. You and your honored individual will be personally acknowledged and recognized for your generous gift. Remember to indicate the purpose of the contribution and with the name and address of the honored individual.

Matching Gifts
Does your company participate in charitable matching gift programs? If so, your contribution to Whaley Children’s Center could double!


If your company provides opportunities to match your donation, obtain their Matching Gift Form and submit it with your contribution! With a matching gift from your company, your generous donation to Whaley Children’s Center can double, impacting twice as many youth, without any extra effort!

Capital Gifts
Capital gifts given to Whaley Children’s Center have specific purposes which can be designated by the donor.


Capital gifts to Whaley Children’s Center can also be given for endowment growth.

Gifts of Stock
All charitable contributions to Whaley Children’s Center are tax-deductible. However, there are additional benefits when giving appreciated stock.


If your sales from marketable securities, which can bring long-term capital gain, are donated to Whaley Children’s Center, your outright gift could mean a significant tax savings.


You are not required to pay capital gains on the appreciation. As a result, the actual cost to you as a donor is less than the value of your gift.

Planned Gifts (Deferred Giving)
Planned giving offers numerous opportunities to provide long-term support to Whaley Children’s Center. Planned giftscan include naming Whaley Children’s Center as a beneficiary in one’s will.


In planning your estate, please remember us and the legacy that you can leave behind with all the children. An outright bequest can reduce taxation of your estate. Consult with your tax specialist and contact us!

In-Kind Donations
Whaley Children’s Center also accepts many in-kind donations, which includes children’s games, office supplies, art supplies, furniture, and more.

Donations can be sent to Whaley Children’s Center
Attn: Development Office,
1201 N Grand Traverse St., Flint, MI 48503
For any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our Development Office at 810.234.3603.

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