Other Ways To Give

Memorial & Tribute Gifts

What better gift to immortalize a loved one, living or gone, than with a gift in their honor and memory to Whaley Children’s Center? Whether it is for a funeral, birthday, wedding anniversary or promotion, consider making a contribution to the 48 children living at the Center. For more information, contact our Dawn Wisner at (810) 600-0109 or DWisner@WhaleyChildren.org.

Community & Fundraising Events

Are you or your family, friends, classmates, organization or business interested in raising money for Whaley Children’s Center?  You can make the life of a child brighter and have fun doing it! Consider hosting one of the following events and donating the proceeds back to the 48 children living at the Center. Contact Dawn Wisner at (810) 600-0109 or at DWisner@WhaleyChildren.org for more information or with any questions.

  • Clothing or toiletries drive
  • Networking event or party
  • Bowling tournament
  • 5k run or walk
  • Community picnic
  • Fashion show
  • Sporting event
  • Music concert

In-Kind Donations

Our kids are always in need of many of the necessities you and your famly also need. We accept in-kind donations of many items in order to provide our kids with a very comfortable home. We accept many items, but the list below includes specific items we constantly need.

  • Clothing appropriate for children between the ages of five and 17 (new or gently used)
  • Toys (new or gently used) for children between the ages of five and 17 (no used stuffed animals)
  • Sporting equipment (new or gently used)
  • School supplies (new only)
  • Toiletries (new items including shampoo, conditioner, body soap, hand soap, deodorant, etc.)
  • Twin size sheet sets (new only)
  • Towels and washcloths (new only)
  • Pillows (new only)
  • Paper towels and cleaning supplies (new only)​

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any candy for distribution to our children. Also, we currently have no need for large electronics such as televisions and stereo equipment.



As a way to reward our children for good behavior, we established the KidShop in the summer of 2014. Children accumulate Whaley Bucks when they make good choices and show belonging, mastery, generosity and courage and then use their money to purchase items in our store. All the items are brand new and have been donated by our kind community members. When donationg items, please keep in mind the age range of our children. Because residents of WCC are between the ages of five and 17, baby/toddler toys and accessories are not accepted. If you are interested in donating to the KidShop, check out this list of some of our more popular items! If you have any questions, please contact Ashleigh Sanders at (810) 600.0110 or ASanders@WhaleyChildren.org.

  • MP3 players
  • Earbuds (headphones)
  • Plastic water bottles
  • Arts and crafts supplies
  • Dolls and doll clothing
  • Matchbox cars
  • Musical instruments


Contact Dawn Wisner at  810.600.0109 or DWisner@WhaleyChildren.org for more information.