Ways to Help

Want a specific way you can help?

Fill a Need

Children’s Harbor benefits from donors who express their generosity in many ways. We welcome gifts of specific items that support the success of our illness campus. We are also able to turn your previously-loved treasures into funds for our supportive programs.

Lake Martin Thrift Store

The Thrift Store on the Lake Martin campus sells donated items and uses the proceeds to fund both of our facilities. All items must be in working order and clothing should be clean and gently used. Items graciously accepted include:

  • Furniture (Indoor and Outdoor)

  • Household Items

  • Tools

  • Toys

  • Clothing, especially children’s

  • Sporting Equipment

  • Boats

  • Vehicles

  • Weekend Volunteers

  • Plastic grocery bags

  • Newspapers for wrapping fragile items

If you would like to help the Thrift Store by making a donation, call (334) 857-2008.

Lake Martin Camps

With more than 36 illness-related camps each year, Children’s Harbor has a continuing need for basic housekeeping supplies. Items graciously accepted include:

  • Paper Towels

  • Toilet Paper

  • Pine-Sol

  • Trash Bags (8-, 13- and 55-gallon)

  • Clorox

  • Air Freshener

  • 60 Watt Light Bulbs

  • Dishwashing Liquid

If you would like to support Children’s Harbor and the many incredible camps that happen throughout the year, email Rachael White or call (334) 857-2037.

Family Center Library

The library at Family Center provides a place of community and respite to patients and their families. Many patients look forward to "getting away" through a good book, coloring or playing board games. Items graciously accepted include:

"I Can Read!" Books

  • Biscuit

  • Little Critter

  • Max and Ruby

  • Paddington

  • Frog and Toad

  • Pinkalicious

  • Pete the Cat

  • Danny and the Dinosaur

  • Fancy Nancy

Series Books

  • Berenstein Bears series

  • Madeline series

  • Llama Llama series

  • Little Golden Book series

  • Pete the Cat series

  • Angelina Ballerina series

  • Curious George series

  • Max and Ruby series

  • Peppa Pig series

  • Clifford series

Any Books By These Authors

  • Eric Carle

  • Dr. Suess

Books by Titles

  • The Runaway Bunny

  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt

  • The Rainbow Fish

Board Games

  • Apples to Apples

  • Trivia Pursuit

  • Hungry Hungry Hippos

  • Hedbanz

  • Battleship

  • LIFE

  • Let's Go Fishing

  • Hoot Owl Hoot

  • Trouble

  • Scrabble

  • Clue

  • Guess Who

  • Chutes and Ladders

  • Pictionary

  • Etch a Sketch (Traditional Red)

Art Supplies

  • Crayola Brand Only - Colored Pencils, Crayons, Markers, Individual Watercolor sets

  • Blank Art Sketch pads and watercolor pads

  • Coloring Books (Disney, Sports, Animals, Educational, etc.)

  • Crossword Puzzle Books

  • Pencils

Card Games

  • Standard 52-card deck

  • Go Fish

  • Old Maid

  • UNO

  • Crazy Eights

If you would like to support Children’s Harbor with a donation, email LeAnn Crowe or call ‭(256) 239-6671‬.

Family Center Hair Salon

Family Center provides free haircuts, styles and shampoos to patients and their families, either at Family Center or in the patients room - depending on the need and health of the patient. Items that will help us continue to provide this service include:

  • Head Bands

  • Bows

  • Colored Traditional Elastic Hair Ties and No Crease Hair Ties

  • Plastic Hair Barrettes and Clips

  • Chapstick: Lip Smackers, Burt's Bees, EOS, etc.

If you would like to support Children’s Harbor with a donation, email LeAnn Crowe or call (205) 638-6123.

How Can You Help?

The assistance Children’s Harbor receives from generous donors and active volunteers is central to carrying out our mission. Learn more about getting involved.