Our Future Depends On What You Do Today!


Mary Cariola Children’s Center will be launching our annual giving appeal in the next few weeks.

It is a period of time that as an independent non-profit agency, we ask for your gift and generosity in order to continue fulfilling our mission.

Our theme this year is based on a wonderful Mahatma Gandhi quote, “The future depends on what you do today.” This concept captures the essence of the things we need to do now in preparing for the future for our students and residents. It also declares our commitment to always look ahead and be innovative in our thinking, practice and quality in the services we provide to the Cariola community.

For nearly 70 years, we’ve held true to our founder Mary Cariola and her belief that “every child has potential, regardless of disability.” Since 1949 we have grown and increased our services for school students, and residents. Our support to families is unique and vital. As an agency looking to the future, we realize that it will take more technology, more staffing, more medical and clinical care, and ultimately, more funds to make it all happen.

Would you like to see the things that your gift allows us to do each day? You are invited to visit us and take a tour to see the magic that happens every day at Mary Cariola! Our students and residents love to have visitors and to be introduced to new friends. Please contact Linda Henning at Lhenning@marycariola.org for a personal tour. After a visit you’ll really know why your gift is so important.

Making a gift to Mary Cariola Children’s Center is the first step in building the foundation for the next 70 years. So when you see the Mary Cariola envelope in your mailbox later this month, consider a gift to secure our future and the future of all those we serve. Secure on-line donations can always be made HERE.

The fact is, the future of our students and residents depends on what we do today.