“…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 as 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
Donations may be designated for one of the four support areas below.
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Donate by Check
Prefer to donate by check? Please click here to access and print our donation form.
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.
Gifts of Stock
Diversify your portfolio by investing in young children! For assistance with a gift of stock, please email Kim Dotter, Associate Wealth Advisor, Northwestern Mutual, or call her at 919-755-3249.
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 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.