Community Outreach

Trust Children's Center is committed to providing staff, children, and their families multiple opportunities to give back and, as we often say in our preschool room, "take care of those around us". Take a look below to see some of our more recent projects, and active opportunities, for all to be involved in. In commitment with our child-led philosophy, please know that we also do our best to take children's current interests and passions into consideration before selecting a cause.

Outdoor Movie Night and Silent Auction

Trust Children's Center is hosting our second Outdoor Movie Night and Silent Auction, charity fundraiser, benefitting CASA of San Luis Obispo County on Friday, October 28, 2022. It will be a free event, located in the Trust Automation parking lot in San Luis Obispo, and we hope to see you there!

The movie for the evening will be Hotel Transylvania (PG). Big Wave Sushi Bowl & Central Coast Pizza Trolley food trucks will also be avaliable for purchase. The silent auction will begin at 5:30 PM and conclude at 7:30 PM The movie will begin at 6:30 pm. Please bring blankets and chairs for the movie portion of the night. Attendees are also welcomed to come dressed in family-friendly costumes.

All proceeds will go to CASA of SLO to help children in our community. CASA of SLO advocates for the best interests of at-risk, abused, and neglected children within the court system. CASA recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers who advocate for this vulnerable population with the goal of ensuring that every child grows up in a safe, nurturing, and permanent home.

"Drive-In" Movie Night Benefit for SLO Excursions

SLO Excursions is a local non-profit who takes young adults living with disabilities out into our community to learn social and community skills. This program takes place in “real-life” settings, allowing teens to receive hands-on behavioral support while enjoying fun and new everyday activities with friends! Activities may range from eating out and bowling to movies, climbing gyms and archery.

Trust Children's Center was proud to host a Silent Auction and "Drive-In" style movie night in honor of this amazing program. On November 15, 2019 our community came together, made cardboard box cars for a projected movie, ate dinner, and raised over $6,000 for SLO Excursions. This will provide months of services to dozens of children and young adults in our local community.

If interested, donations are always welcome here at:

St Jude's Trike-A-Thon

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a leading children's hospital in Tennessee. St. Jude's pioneers research and treatments for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Furthermore, this hospital aims to serve families by allowing them to concentrate on the healing of their child, not bills. On August 10, 2018 Trust Children's Center's families and friends raised over 2,000 dollars through a Trike-A-Thon event hosted in front of our school. In preparation for the event, our preschool classroom discussed the importance of serving others and offered instruction on bike/trike and scooter safety.

Contributions can still be made directly by visiting the St. Jude website at

Bake and Lemonade Stand for Lifewater

After a recent visit from a Lifewater employee (who also happened to be one of our preschool parents) and after learning how not all children have equal access to clean water, we were excited to hold a bake sale and lemonade stand to support this amazing organization.

Lifewater is a christ-centered, non-profit, bringing clean water, improved health, and the hope of the gospel to families living in extreme poverty since 1977. For more than 40 years, they've served more than 2.5 million people across 45 countries.

In April of 2017, Trust Children Center's Students enjoyed making lemonade, fancy ice cubes, and running a lemonade stand to raise more than $150. We also send home coin collection boxes which raised $118. This means we raised enough money to provide a lifetime of clean water for more than six children. Although this may seem small in comparison to the 2.5 million already helped, we look forward to connecting with this organization again to aid in whatever way we can.

If you would like to donate directly to this organization you may always do so here at:

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