Give & Volunteer

Support for the children who call Epworth home comes in all shapes and sizes. It includes financial and gift in kind donations, volunteering, sharing the Epworth story, advocating and remembering the children in your will or estate planning. As a non-profit 501 (c)3, your gift to Epworth is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. If you have questions about how to make a gift or how your gift will support the children of Epworth, please contact Andrew Boozer, VP for Development at 803-256-7394 or

Financial Donations
To make a secure financial contribution online, click here.

Financial gifts in any amount may also be mailed directly to Epworth at 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29205. Please make check or money order payable to Epworth Children’s Home. 

Will and Estate Planning
Planned gifts may be designated through a variety of options including bequests, estate gifts and charitable gift annuities. Persons leaving planned gifts at or above the $25,000 level will be acknowledged as members of the Epworth Society of 1896. For more information, please contact Andrew Boozer, VP for Development at 803-256-7394 or To view the Planning Giving brochure, please click here.

Wish List Donations
Unrestricted monetary gifts are of the greatest need; however if you would like to purchase particular items of necessity, we are currently in need of gift cards for incoming residents. Gift cards from Target, Kohl’s and Wal-Mart are preferred. Other gift in kind donations are accepted on an as needed basis. For a current wish list, click here.

Unfortunately due to regulations and staffing limitations, Epworth can not accept used clothing, linens, toys or stuffed animals. In addition, we have a sufficient amount of school supplies. Check back here regularly for a complete list of items needed.

Planning a Birthday Party for Your Child?

On occasion, Epworth receives questions from parents regarding the plans for their child’s birthday party. “In lieu of gifts for my child, we would like to collect gifts for the children of Epworth. Is that possible?”

It is possible, and we are happy to meet with you and your child when you drop off the gifts to explain how the gifts will be used. When collecting gifts, please note that toys and stuffed animals are not needed. We collect those items specifically for children during their birthdays and holidays. These items are collected based on each child’s personal wish list.

Instead, we recommend Birthday Parents request gift cards in any amount for Target, Wal-Mart or Kohls. These cards are used as children first arrive to Epworth. Most often they come with nothing, and they have never been shopping. Gift cards make it possible for Epworth staff to take new residents shopping so they have an opportunity to pick out their own clothes, undies, shoes and personal items. It adds a bit of dignity to what has happened to them and it helps establish trust between the staff and child. Monetary gifts are also welcomed.

For more information or to schedule a time to drop off gifts, please contact Sherri Mims at 803-256-7394 or


Volunteers have a very special place at Epworth. Volunteer service includes a broad range of areas. Some opportunities are designed to build healthy relationships with children, other projects may be focused on creating a strong foundation for the program, while others focus on grounds and building maintenance. Many individuals and groups are needed throughout the year to assist Epworth in meeting the needs of our children and program.  Read More about the Volunteer Program.

Tell the Story
Epworth has staff available to speak at your church or business.  To schedule any of these events, please contact Andrew Boozer, VP for Development at 803-256-7394 or To view our brochure, please click here.

Are you a Local Church Representative? Click here for information to share in your congregation.

The children who call Epworth home are some of the most voiceless in our communities and state. With the ever changing climate of child protection in our country Epworth encourages our supporters to educate themselves on the current direction state leadership is taking in regards to placement priorities. Click here to learn more about current issues. 



4 Star 88x31  Epworth Children’s Home is a 4-Star Rated organization for fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator. Learn more

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