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You Can Make a Difference

It only takes one word, one conversation, one moment to make a difference in the life of a child.
The Children’s Center depends on the help of the community to carry out its life-changing mission. Partner with us by giving of your time and resouces in one or more of the following ways:

Attend an Event

The Children’s Center hosts two main fundraising events each year and participates in many events in the community. Fundraisers are essential to provide ongoing services for children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

The Children’s Cup – A Night at the Races is our signature annual event held since 2013. This event provides everyone with an opportunity to bet on the horses right here in Medina County. This event takes place in May on the official day of the Kentucky Derby and coincides with the biggest day in horse racing.

Art With A Heart For Children Auction & Benefit for The Children’s Center of Medina County is a celebration and fundraisier in November each year since 2015. Art With A Heart For Children includes Live Auction and Silent Auction for select pieces of art from local community artists including students at the Medina County Juvenile Detention Center.

Try Your Hand at the Poker Run

Try Your Hand at the Poker Run

Join us for a Poker Run to benefit the Medina County Coalition Against Human Trafficking. The event will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 with on-site registration opening at 9:30 AM at the Medina Fraternal Order of Eagles, 696 Lafayette Road in Medina. The Poker...

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Become a part of the Pathway to Healing Walkway

Become a part of the Pathway to Healing Walkway

At The Children’s Center of Medina County children and families impacted by abuse, neglect, and exploitation start on the pathway to healing. The Community Phase of our Capital Campaign has just begun. The goal of the Community Phase is to complete the Pathway which...

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Give Children a Voice in April:  Online Raffle Information

Give Children a Voice in April: Online Raffle Information

Give Children a Voice in April by participating in our online raffle! Each week we will be raffling off one (1) Gift Basket culminating with two (2) Gift Baskets being given away during the week of April 23.  See below for entry details!   Winners will be announced...

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Wish List Donations

Items are always needed for children for visits to the Children’s Center. These items include snacks, cleaning supplies, paper products, etc. If you would like to see our current needs click on the button below to download the full wish list.  If you would like to make purchases through Amazon that will directly ship to our location click the Amazon Wish List button below. Thank you!

These items help make a child’s visit a little bit easier. We appreciate your support! Out of respect for the children and families, please contact us in advance to schedule a time to drop off donations.

For more information or to schedule a time to drop off donations, contact Melissa Hutchison at 330.764.8891 or

Community Events

Each year The Children’s Center of Medina County participates in a variety of community events throughout Medina County. Our presence at community events promotes safety, awareness and dialogue, so we can prevent abuse from happening in the first place and help keep our children safe. Below are some of the events we either attend or plan each year. Look for more information to be posted as events for this year are confirmed.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Each year we sponsor an awareness training providing the community with essential information about human trafficking. Past awareness events have included national speaker Theresa Flores, expert panels with FBI and ICE representatives, and a presentation about a local labor trafficking case.

April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Pinwheels are used as a symbol of child abuse awareness and prevention because it represents the childhood we want every child to experience. The Children’s Center truly believes that every child deserves a fun, bright, creative, and extraordinary life, as well as a healthy and safe one.

June is Medina County Pizza Palooza where 60+ area non-profit and social service organizations serving Medina County are at the Medina Square to share with the community the resources and programs available in Medina County.”


Volunteers are needed at The Children’s Center to help with general tasks important to day to day operations. Volunteers may spend only a few hours on a quick project or volunteer multiple hours per week on a regular basis. Both weekday and weekend opportunities are available. The first step is to fill out an application and schedule a tour of The Center. All volunteers must pass a background check.