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At Children’s Law Center, we see firsthand what happens when a boy struggling in school finally gets help. When a girl being shuffled from one foster family to another is reunited with her sisters, or an asthmatic child living in an apartment full of toxic mold is finally able to move out.

Put simply: their lives are transformed. With the gracious support of individuals, corporations and foundations, we are able to continue working tirelessly to ensure that every child in DC has a stable family, good health and a quality education. We never give up because we know that when our children thrive, so does our community.  

With your support, Children’s Law Center can help transform the lives of even more children and families across DC. 

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We couldn’t do our work without the generosity of donors like you. Together we have ensured that thousands of children live healthy, stable lives so they can learn and grow – but there are so many more children who still need our help. 

You can help a child thrive. We invite you to support Children’s Law Center with a contribution today. 

We promise to be effective, efficient, and passionate stewards of your gift. In fact, 80 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to programs that serve DC’s children.

Children’s Law Center is a 501(c)(3) organization, therefore your gift is tax-deductible. EIN# 52-1961588

Contact us at or (202) 430-6422 with questions.  

Learn More About Different Ways to Give

  • Matching Gifts

    Learn how you can double your support through our corporate matching gifts program.

  • Tribute Gifts

    Celebrate and remember your loved ones through a tribute gift.

  • Donate Stocks

    Learn more about how you can support us through gifts of stock.

  • Children Can’t Wait Fund

    Make a major gift to ensure DC’s children have an anchor institution fighting for them today – and tomorrow.

  • Planned Giving

    Join our Legacy Society and invest in a brighter future where all our children can thrive.

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Read Our 2022 Annual Report

The children and families we serve balance many moving pieces in their lives. While they may first come to us for help on one issue, we often find other pieces that need to come together to create the picture they want to build. Learn how we worked to create new possibilities for DC children and families in 2022.

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Strategic Framework

2023 marks an exciting opportunity to increase our impact for years to come. Read our new mission, vision and 2023-2027 strategic framework.

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Celebrate Someone Inspirational this Father’s Day

Help us continue to support families like Mr. McWhirter and his daughter, Brittany. With your donation, we will send a cheerful greeting card or email to an inspirational father or father-figure in your life!