Donate now to CSC Downtown!

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Donate to Project Child

Project Child is the hand that pulls the child out of the path of runaway circumstances—teaching parents the skills they need to give proper care: to provide a safe environment, to discipline responsibly and without violence, to see that a child receives proper medical/dental checkups and treatment—and to inform both the public and professionals about services, strategies, trainings, seminars, hotlines, all BEFORE a tragedy occurs, BEFORE a child is damaged, a life shattered, a family destroyed.

Donate to Mimi’s Book Club

The opportunity to have access to books and to develop good reading skills is a valuable investment toward a child’s successful future. Mimi’s Book Club allows us to purchase books for the children and families we serve. The books given to the children from Mimi’s Book Club will take their imagination on a journey to a whole new world.

How can you help?

Quality early education is vital to the future of our community. CSC relies on donations to help purchase classroom materials and equipment; provide training to keep staff current with best practices; offer parenting education and expand arts, science, technology and math education.

Event Sponsorship & Marketing Opportunities

Stay tuned for upcoming events!

In-kind donations

Books – CSC is always grateful for age-appropriate (0-5) new or very gently used books to support children’s literacy development. The preference is for books that are not commercially syndicated (movie or television shows,) that are non-denominational in nature, and that do not include violence. There always a high demand for multi-lingual books. Infants and toddlers enjoy books that have bright colors and big pictures. Preschoolers actively construct literacy knowledge through picture books and quickly begin to see that the print holds meaning.

Need ideas for books titles? The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) suggests looking to national award winners such as the Caldecott Medal.

Gift Cards – Our children and families have various needs year-round that range from diapers and formula to shoes, gasoline, breakfast cereal, and more. The CSC staff work with caregivers and seek to empower them to be active providers for their families, develop goals and strategies for success. Your gas, grocery, or department store gift card donation to CSC enables us to best meet the individual needs of each family.

Group Drives

Do you have a group or company that wants to hold a drive to support children and families? Contact Teri Haddad [email protected]

Monetary donors

Do children have a special place in your heart? Let Community Services for Children be your charity of choice! Contact us today for a tour or information on how we prepare children and their families to succeed. Click below to donate or contact Teri Haddad [email protected]

CSC is able to receive gifts of stock. Contact Teri Haddad [email protected] or 610-437-6000 x2121 for more information.

Donation Line, LLC – looking to get rid of an old vehicle? Let Donation Line help you find a buyer and 90 percent of proceeds will be donated to CSC. For further information and guidelines please visit their website.

Educational Investment Tax Credits (EITC)

EITC has accomplished what many in Pennsylvania have been advocating for years — a way for the business community to be directly involved in improving education. EITC enables companies to support local nonprofit charities such as Community Services for Children at minimal cost to your business.  Read more…

Specify where your gift is used:

  1. Endowment fund: Provide operating or special funds needed over time.
  2. Scholarships: Help children who are otherwise eligible for Head Start but not funded.
  3. STEM training for teachers: Help us provide training to preschool teachers throughout Northeast Pennsylvania.
  4. The Newton School: Support our unique STEM curriculum that focuses on experiential, project-based learning to promote critical thinking and problem solving. Donations are used for guest scientists; educational field trips; replacement materials and books.
  5. SafeStart: Help abused and neglected infants and toddlers reach their developmental milestones through daily intensive physical, speech and mental health therapy.
  6. Unrestricted: Allow us to direct dollars where they are most needed, whether for books, classroom equipment or emergency utility funds for families.

Other ways to give:

Questions? Contact Teri Haddad [email protected] or 610-437-6000 Ext. 2121


There are volunteer opportunities available for teacher assistants that want to be actively involved with children and also positions for general office assistants that prefer an office setting.

Looking to fulfill an internship?

Contact us for opportunities in Development, Early Education, Finance and Office Administration