With Your Help 

Children First Center Can . . .


Children First Center believes that every child, every family, and every community within our reach deserves the best beginning possible. For some, that may require an extra pair of caring hands or the insight of bright minds that see success as the only option. To that end, we offer a broad scope of services for children and families in need of a bright beginning. 


Through your continued support our ongoing services consist of:

  • Parenting Classes

  • Support Groups

  • Home Based Programs

  • Individualized Care Management

  • Therapeutic Services

In 2020 you helped us serve more than 1200 families!!!
Thank You for your Support.

Donations made below go directly to Children First Center through Pay Pal.  Children First Center is a nonprofit organization which provides services; to prevent child abuse and neglect, to parents interested in improving their parenting skills, to families with newborns, to domestic violence victims, to families struggling with mental illness, and to families in crisis all at no cost to the family.  Please be assured that by supporting us you will be promoting healthier kids, happier families and stronger communities. 


Hats & Horses was held at Bridgewater Golf Club in Auburn, in conjunction with the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. This is Children First Center's largest fundraiser each year. With support from donations such as yours, we can continue to adapt to the diverse needs of families in our communites.  After all, healthy families are the basis for healthy communities - a winning combination for everyone!

Kiwanis Holiday Loaf

Each year the Children First Center and Auburn Kiwanis Club members bake the popular Erton Manon pumpkin bread recipe the 2nd weekend of November to kick off the Annual Holiday Loaf sales.



Holiday Loaf is available, during the baking weekend, for purchase at Auburn Presbyterian Church located at 111 West 12th Street in Auburn. Proceeds help support Children First Center services for vulnerable families and children in Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben and Whitley counties

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Donate by Shopping at Amazon.com

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.


Search for us under: DeKalb County Parent Group For Handicapped Children, Inc.


Kroger Reward Program


Exciting news!!!  Children First Center was accepted for participation in the Community Reward Program at Kroger stores.  Once you sign up with your Kroger card, each time you use it, Children First Center will get a percentage from your purchase!!!

This does NOT affect your fuel points or any rewards you collect from your Kroger Plus card.

Here's How:

  • Simply register online at krogercommunityrewards.com

  • Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with Children First Center after you sign up.

  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.

  • Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.

  • Update or confirm your information.

  • Enter NPO number 22585, select organization, Children First Center, from list and click on confirm.

  • To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.

  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count toward Children First Center until after your card is registered.

  • Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.

  • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.