Community

Community

Carowinds takes great pride in the many contributions we make annually to help non-profit, civic and school organizations throughout the region. In 2012, Carowinds donated more than $400,000 in in-kind donations through our work with various non-profit organizations, including events, give-a-ways, ticket donations and more! Below is a sampling of the many events and organizations we help support. If you are interested in our ticket donation program, please click on the tab "Carowinds Cares Charitable Program" on the left.

Carowinds Cares

Every year literally thousands lace up their sneakers and head to Carowinds for the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. The walk features a 3.1-mile course through the park and offers rarely seen views of many popular attractions. Carowinds has been hosting the JDRF for 22 years raising more than $10 million for the organization.
For 10 years, The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central & Western North Carolina has hosted their Family Reunion Picnic event at Carowinds, in which the Park donates meal and admission tickets to nearly 2,000 attendees (an over $151,960.00 value).
Carowinds and the Charlotte Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure™ have teamed up for Carowinds for the Cure to raise money for breast cancer awareness. In 2011, Carowinds for the Cure raised more than $40,000 in the fight against breast cancer.
Have you ever thrown a penny into the fountain at our North gate entrance? Every year we donate all of that change to an area non-profit that works to create positive change in our community. In 2013 we’ll be donating the coins to The Early Learning Partnership of York County an organization that works to promote literacy and good health among area children.
Carowinds is a proud supporter of the Give Kids the World Passport Program, which allows families who have visited the Give Kids the World Village to play at the Park for free. Give Kids the World welcomes families with children who struggle with life-threatening illnesses to come stay at their world renowned village in Kissimmee, FL.