“…every dollar invested…produces a 7 percent to 10 percent return, per child, per year.”
Nobel Laureate economist James Heckman
High-quality early childhood care and education prepares children for success in school and in life. Help us reach children with the greatest need by making your gift today.
- $50 buys a set of indestructible books for busy toddlers
- $100 will enable a teacher to attend a professional development class
- $500 provides materials and plants to start a fruit and vegetable garden at a child care center
- $875 provides one month of high-quality Pre-K classroom learning
Donations may be designated for one of the four support areas below by emailing Gary Carr, WCSS Director of Finance or call 919-723-9273. We’ll then watch for your gift and apply it appropriately.
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Donate by Check
Prefer to donate by check? Please click here to access and print our donation form.
The Society was formed in honor of the visionaries that came together to form WCSS in 1996. Through a financial contribution of $1,996 or more, members of this special group ensure that their vision will live on. Please contact Phyllis Barbour to discover the benefits of joining the 1996 Society or to learn more.
Want to make a gift in honor or in memory of someone? Perhaps an early childhood teacher, director or parent educator? Just indicate that when you complete our online or printable donation form and we’ll notify the honoree with a card acknowledging your gift.
Donations may be designated for the WCSS Scholarship Fund. To have your donation earmarked for this fund, please email Gary Carr, WCSS Director of Finance or call 919-723-9273. For a limited time, all donations made for Pre-K scholarships will be matched by Wake County – extending the reach of your gift.
Gifts of Stock
Diversify your portfolio by investing in young children! For assistance with a gift of stock, please email Jordan Ray, Associate Wealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual, or call him at 919-755-3258.
Many employers, including Red Hat, Bank of America, GlaxoSmithKline, and Duke Energy Progress support employee giving with a match. Check with your company’s human resources department for its policy. For a limited time, Wake County will match all donations designated for the NC Pre-Kindergarten program. For more information, email Gary Carr, WCSS Director of Finance or call 919-723-9273.
State Employees Combined Campaign
Wake County SmartStart participates in The State Employees Combined Campaign. To designate your gift to WCSS, please use code 2315.
Donate Via AmazonSmile
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to WCSS. Just visit AmazonSmile, log on with your Amazon ID and designate Wake County SmartStart as your charitable organization of choice.
Thank you for helping build a brighter future for young children!
WCSS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your donation is tax deductible.
Financial information about Wake County SmartStart and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State.