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

Contribute to our Scholarship Fund

Our center helps families from all walks of life, including those on Medicaid, the uninsured, and the under-insured. We offer need-based financial assistance for families who qualify. Even for families with insurance, many children need more therapy than their policies will cover, and out-of-pocket expenses can add up quickly. Scholarship funding enables children to remain in our program as long as possible, to reach their full potential. Likewise, for many adults on a fixed income, hearing aids can sometimes be cost-prohibitive. Donor support allows us to give the gift of hearing to those who could not otherwise afford it. Click here to donate and select “scholarship fund” in the “program” menu.

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.

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.

  • Wet wipes
  • Clorox wipes (or similar)
  • Kleenex
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plates
  • Gallon-size Ziploc bags
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Washable paint (any color)
  • Large markers
  • Play Dough brand play dough (4 to 6 pack)
  • Cotton balls
  • Plastic spoons
  • Large (preschool size) paintbrush
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Fiskar’s brand scissors (blunt-tip)
  • Pull-ups or diapers
  • Band-aids
  • Batteries (AA and AAA)

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.