Help stand in the gap for Georgia’s most vulnerable children

Ways to Support

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While basic needs are met through state funding, donations allow us to provide vital services to truly heal children and allow them to reach their potential.


Checks made payable to Murphy-Harpst may be mailed to:
Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers
Attn: L. Susan Stroup
740 Fletcher Street
Cedartown, GA 30125


A gift of stock saves money in two ways: income taxes are reduced because of the charitable donation, and the donor avoids capital gains taxes.


A gift of long-term, appreciated stock saves money in two ways: income taxes are reduced because of the charitable donation, and the donor avoids the capital gains tax that would have applied had they sold the shares themselves. Securities can be transferred electronically, or stock certificates can be mailed to Murphy-Harpst at:

740 Fletcher Street Cedartown, GA 30125

Notify your broker or bank to transfer securities as follows:

  • Receiving Institution Account Number: G6R-030856
  • Account Title/Registration: Murphy-Harpst Children’s Centers
  • Name of Receiving DTC Brokerage Firm: SunTrust Investment Services
  • DTC Number: 0226
  • Account Contact Name & Number: Kitty Longshore at 770-748-1500

If you are transferring shares electronically, please contact Susan Stroup at 770-748-1500 ext. 203, prior to the transaction.

Planned Gifts

Methods of making planned gifts include; deferred gifts, bequests, trust instruments, independent retirement accounts (IRAs), IPOs, options, and restricted stock.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match your donation! Check with your company/organization to double your impact.

Corporate Support & Sponsorships

Corporate support and sponsorships are vital to our success at Murphy-Harpst.

In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations and gifts allow our residents to enjoy birthdays, celebrate holidays, and to shop on campus. Here are some of our recurring needs, as well as needs for our incentive-based “Point Store.”

School Supplies Needs

Markers, Sharpies, Nice Pens
Dry erase boards, markers, and erasers
Journals/Composition Books (no wire bound)
Sketch Book (no wire bound)
Craft Paper
3-ring 1” binders
Loose leaf paper (college rule)
3-Prong Pocket folders
Index Cards
Construction paper

Fun Stuff Needs

Pool Toys (Noodles, rings, etc.)
Beach Towels
Puzzles (300+ pieces)
Stuffed Animals
Board Games (Uno, Connect 4, Operation, Scrabble, Chess, Dominoes, playing cards)
Adult Coloring Books
Nerf footballs, basketballs
Craft Kits (no glass or sharp objects)
Small Mp3 Players (no camera or video ability)
Books (fiction, non-fiction for young adults)

Toiletries Needs

Hair Products – (As I Am, Cantu Brand, Edge Control, hair oils: argan or tea tree, hair gel, hair spray)
Shampoo & Conditioner (As I Am, Cantu, Tresseme, Shea Moisture, OGx)
Make-up (eyeliner, lipstick, chapstick, eye shadow)
Sunscreen (spray on is nice!)
Stick deodorant
Dove and Dial Soap
Perfume, cologne, and body spray
Lotion (Suave brand is great!)
*Please send full size toiletries and products; no samples. Gender neutral is great!

Apparel Needs

Jewelry (hypo-allergenic earrings, necklaces, bracelets)
T-Shirts (adult sizes)
Flip flops (adult sizes)
Baseball and Snap-back Hats
Socks (Nike Socks, Crew Socks w/ patterns)
Workout Clothes (gym shorts, leggings, shirts)
Running shoes (Adidas, Nikes, Converse)

Individual Sized Snacks Needs

Cookies (Oreos, Chips Ahoy)
Candy (Skittles, Airhead Bites, Jolly Ranchers, Laffy Taffy)
Canned Drinks (Sprite, Fanta)

Household Items Needs

Bath Towels and Washcloths
Twin sheet sets
Standard Size Pillows
Decorative Pillows (especially emojis and sports teams)
Bedside Rugs
Gift Cards: Ross, T.J. Maxx, Walmart, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Visa, McDonalds, Subway, Dairy Queen, Zaxby’s (No Target, please!)

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Amazon Wishlist

Give Through Amazon

You can fulfill our kids urgent needs by shopping our Amazon Wish List and shipping directly to our campus! We need items for tweens and teens, and half of us are boys!

Heroes for Hope

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Our Heroes for Hope provide more than 80% of all dollars raised each year, and our Heroes are those who contribute a total of $1,000 or more each fiscal year to Murphy-Harpst, which runs from July 1 to June 30.

Donors that are Heroes for Hope are recognized at the following levels:

  • The Founder’s Circle – $20,000 or more
  • The Chairman’s Circle – $15,000 to $19,999
  • The Trustee’s Circle – $10,000 to $14,999
  • The President’s Circle – $5,000 to $9,999
  • The Patron’s Circle – $2,500 to $4,999
  • The Hero’s Circle – $1,000 to $2,499

Heroes for Hope are recognized in our annual report and at special gatherings throughout the year.

All gifts from $1 to $999 will be recognized at the Friends of Murphy-Harpst level.

Ready to become a Hero for Hope?

Contact Scott Fuller, Vice President of Advancement

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How Your Donation Helps

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While some essential needs are met through state funding, donations allow us to provide vital services to truly heal children and allow them to reach their potential.

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Programs and services beyond basic needs, such as recreational and equine therapy for residents as well as outings and celebrations, allow children to thrive and heal.

Young man doing laundry

Donations support young adults in our Transitional Living Program. 18- to 21-year olds can learn life skills before living independently.