Matching Challenge

You've Been Challenged! A VERY generous donor will match every gift $2 for every $1 given, up to $100,000.  Your $100 can be $300! Your $1,000 can become $3,000!

Your participation makes it possible for Carousel Center to continue its mission to provide a nationally accredited, child-friendly environment to meet the needs of abused and neglected children and to support child abuse prevention efforts in Southeastern North Carolina. 

2022 Heart of the Matter & Tinman Award

The 7th Carousel Center's Annual Heart of the Matter & Tinman Award Breakfast fundraiser is on Wednesday, February 2nd at the Hotel Ballast.  7:30am Registration, 8am the program will begin.

Keynote Speaker

Kendall Wolz, MA, PLPC
Kendall is a survivor. She is also a Carousel Center Kiddo.
Kendall found her voice after childhood sexual abuse. And shares her experience from grooming to finding hope and healing.
Author of “Brave Girl, Speak,” a blog dedicated to educating readers about childhood sexual abuse and its impacts on victims, the sex offender registries and how to navigate the legal system, and a personal look at the healing journey from trauma.
Ms. Wolz is currently working with legislators in NC to ensure that victims’ voices are honored within the legal system, especially in sex offender petition hearings. Ms. Wolz has provided presentations for local, state, and national groups on topics such as childhood trauma, sexual abuse, and human trafficking.
Ms. Kendall Wolz is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor and serves as Assistant Director of Baptist Friendship House, a transitional housing program for homeless women and children in New Orleans. She graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in May 2018 with a MA Counseling specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Ms. Wolz is a current PhD student in the Counselor Education and Supervision Program at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Covid Concerns?

There are options.

  • You may attend LIVE and in-person at the Ballast.  Join me at my table - there will be limited seating, only 6 people at each table.
    • 7:30am for registration and breakfast;
    • 8am program will start and end at 9am. 
    • TCC asks that everyone wear a mask unless they are actively eating.
    • Hand sanitizer and extra masks will be made available.
    • Reserve your seat at my table by clicking the link to the right.
  • Uncomfortable attending in person? 
    • This event will be live streamed!
    • To receive the link to join us virtually - go to the reserve your seat at my table link to the right and click the button that you wish to attend virtually.  





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  • Anonymous 3 hours ago $105.00
  • Beth and Clauston Jenkins Honoring the amazing and wonderful Patricia Lawler!!! 4 hours ago $210.00
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  • Erin and Joe Payne Thank you, Patricia, for being involved with The Carousel Center - an ESSENTIAL community service. We appreciate all the work the staff and volunteers do at TCC and wish you luck for the Heart of the Matter event! A day ago $105.00
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