There are several ways for caring community members to get involved in our work of supporting the children of Rowan County and end child abuse.

Explore the many ways you can help to make a difference for children and families in Rowan County.


THCAC sometimes needs individuals to provide their special skills to assist with a number of tasks including administrative help and service projects around our facility. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us by filling out the form below.

Current Needs

The Terrie Hess CAC regularly needs items for the children that we serve and their non-offending caregivers, as well as for our facility to continue operating at no cost to our clients.

      • Soft Drinks (Coke, Diet Coke, Cherry Coke, Cheerwine, Mt. Dew, Sprite, Diet Dr. Pepper)
      • Bottled water
      • Individual sized, pre-packaged snacks
      • Gift Cards (Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Ulta, Amazon, Wal Mart, Taco Bell)
      • Fleece blankets
      • Any size T-shirts
      • Sports equipment
      • Bath & Body Works lotions and soaps or cosmetics (for teens)
      • Postage stamps
      • Playdough
      • Bulk paper towels and toilet tissue
      • Gift cards for groceries, to be given to families in need and used to purchase snacks for children at our facility
      • Gas Only cards from local stations for clients
      • New toys to be distributed to clients

Other Ways to Give

Enroll in AmazonSmile

If you do a lot of online shopping through, you can contribute to Terrie Hess CAC easily by making the same purchases you already planned to make. For each of the qualified purchases you make (and there are tons of them), Amazon gives a portion of the sale to Terrie Hess CAC. (Be sure to bookmark the new page, so you can use it in the future.)

Enroll in Goodshop

If Amazon isn’t your main way of making online purchases, you can also enroll in the Goodshop online system. There are tons of ways to make the same purchases you were  already going to make while still helping Terrie Hess CAC. 

Enroll in KidsCents (Rite Aid, Macy’s, etc.)

Rite Aid has its Wellness+ program for all purchases. Rite Aid has enhanced the program by including the new Plenti+ program. This program will allow you as a Rite Aid customer to round up each of your purchases and this change will go to support Terrie Hess CAC. It is a very easy way to help the CAC and it’s free! 

Estate giving

By including Terrie Hess Child Advocacy Center in your inheritance plans, you can ensure that our services will continue to support sexually abused children in our community for years to come. To learn more about planned giving options, such as including Terrie Hess CAC in your will or naming Terrie Hess House Child Advocacy Center as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or IRA, please call Shawn Edman at 704-639-1700.