Get Involved

Child Guidance Center relies on partnerships with our community to provide services to children and families. Community volunteer support ensures that our services continue to be available for children and families in Northeast Florida, regardless of their income level. Aside from financial contributions, there are many ways you can become involved and make a difference in the lives of the children we serve.

Attend Our Sandal, Sneaker, & Stiletto Gala

Join us May 18, 2024, for an unforgettable evening filled with refreshments, fun, and live music at San Jose Country Club. Indulge in delectable delicacies, dance along with Jacksonville’s Top Shelf band, and celebrate CGC’s 72-year-long journey of commitment and impact.

Join the CGC Community Advocates

Are you a community member eager to leverage your skills for the greater good? CGC Community Advocates is seeking individuals like you who exhibit outstanding communication talents, leadership capabilities, and a heartfelt commitment to community advancement.

Contribute to Our Gift Drives

William G. Lockwood School Supply Drive

Child Guidance Center sponsors an annual Back-to-School Supply Drive in which we provide approximately 500 children with a bag filled with the necessary items for going back to school.

Leslie Allen Holiday Gift Drive

Each holiday season, CGC works with the community to collect and distribute toys, clothing, gift certificates, and other items for the children and families we serve.

Donate Items for Our Offices

Donations of items necessary for our operations are always appreciated. Some items we always need:

  • Washable toys for our waiting rooms
  • Board games
  • Books
  • Toys—such as family figurines (adult male, adult female, boy girl, baby), animals (wild and domestic), house toys, and trinkets for our reward boxes
  • Parenting magazines
  • TVs and DVD players to play educational programming
  • G-rated DVDs
  • CD players
  • Children’s musical CDs
  • Arts and craft supplies
  • Outdoor playground equipment
  • Picnic tables
  • Computer hardware (2017 and newer) and speakers
  • Child-size chairs & tables
  • School supplies
  • Infant and child car seats
  • Gift certificates

Contact us to coordinate a time to drop it off at one of our four conveniently located sites in the Jacksonville area.

    Other Ways You Can Help


    • Designate CGC for your United Way Contribution.
    • Adopt a lobby/waiting room at one of our outpatient centers and help make these areas a comfortable and educational environment for our young clients.
    • Provide minor upkeep, such as painting and landscaping, at one of our locations.
    • Wrap holiday gifts during our Holiday Gift Drive.


    • Volunteer to manage one of our annual giving campaigns. You can choose to help with projects like our School Supply Drive and our Holiday Gift Drive.
    • Lend your clerical skills to our mission. Help us by volunteering to make copies, correlate, file, input data, and/or answer the phone.
    • Serve on our fundraising committee.
    • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and spread the word about our work online!

    If you would like to learn more about ways you can help make a difference in the life of a child, contact us.