Ways to Give to The Emerge Center

Hundreds of children and families walk through our doors each month, and we work tirelessly to help them emerge from their challenges to reach their greatest potential. Every dollar counts and your contribution will make a difference in the lives of children and adults who benefit from our care. There are many ways to support our important work. See the options below to learn how your gift can make the greatest impact.

Donate Online


Donate by mail

Please complete our Donor Pledge Form and enclose with your payment. Checks can be made payable to The Emerge Center and mailed to:

The Emerge Center, Attn: Development Office
7784 Innovation Park Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70820

Support our Butterfly Campaign

For a limited time, we’re offering a way to leave your mark on The Emerge Center. Instead of bricks, we have a unique opportunity to show your support of our services, memorialize our long history, or honor a client or patient by purchasing a butterfly for our center. Butterflies come in 3 different sizes and will be installed in the day-school entrance hall of The Emerge Center. For more information, download our Butterfly Order Form or email jchappell@emergela.org.

Host an Event

If you’re looking for a hands-on way to support Emerge, consider hosting an event! There are many creative ways your office, school, community group, or you personally can raise money to help support our mission. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Bake Sale
  • Jeans/Dress Down Day
  • 5k in honor of a loved one
  • Car Wash
  • Raffle

Gifts of any amount help us provide the highest quality of care to the children who can benefit from our life changing services. If you would like to discuss these and more opportunities, please contact Julie Chappell at (225) 663-6914 or jchappell@emergela.org.

Donate from our Wish List

Our unique preschool therapy model relies on classroom materials and supplies to create a conducive learning environment for the young children we serve. We go through a lot of books, crackers, play-doh, paper towels and band-aids! By donating an item from the list below, you can play a vital role in helping our young clients progress through our program and help reduce our expenses. Items can be mailed or dropped off at the center.

  • Band-aids
  • Batteries (AA and AAA)
  • Bubbles
  • Chalk (colored sidewalk chalk)
  • Cotton balls
  • Craft items (pipe cleaners, felt and pom poms)
  • Crayons (regular and dry erase)
  • Dot markers
  • Dry erase markers (all colors)
  • Glue (Elmer’s Glue, glue sticks and rubber cement)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand soap (liquid antibacterial)
  • Highlighters
  • Kleenex
  • Lysol spray
  • Manila folders
  • Markers (large washable)
  • Paintbrushes (preschool size)
  • Paper clips
  • Paper cups (4 oz.)
  • Paper plates (all sizes)
  • Pens (Sharpie pens in all colors and regular felt tip blue or black pens)
  • Pencils (regular and golf size)
  • Plastic spoons, forks and knives
  • Play Dough brand play dough (4 to 6 pack)
  • Post-it notes
  • Scissors (blunt-tip)
  • Shaving cream
  • Scotch tape
  • Staples
  • Washable paint (all colors)
  • Wipes (both Clorox Wipes and Wet Wipes)
  • Ziploc bags (gallon and quart size)

We won’t collect these bulkier items due to limited storage space:

  • Paper towels
  • Diapers or pull-ups

The Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior, and Development is a 501c3 charitable tax exempt organization and all contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.

The Emerge Center values its donors as partners in our mission. Donor names, contact information, and information relevant to Emerge’s development activities are kept secure via a password protected database system. Emerge does not share, rent, or sell donor or prospective donor information with any outside party for any reason. Donors who wish to contact Emerge’s Development Department to update records or to be removed from Emerge’s contact list should call 225-343-4232.