Ways to Give

All Aboard! The Care Train needs you!

There are so many ways to get on the Care Train and make a difference in the lives of those in need!! Consider these options for your family or business to support.



We are always accepting cash donations to fund our food voucher program for senior citizens, families and the disabled.

We also welcome item donations for the auction.

All donations are tax deductible.

Payments can be made out to Care Train of Union County and mailed to PO Box 432, Marysville, OH 43040.  Donation items for the auction can be dropped off at 250 E. Fifth Street, Marysville.  The Care Train office is located inside the Richwood Bank.

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Volunteer your time

There are many ways and levels of commitment. A few areas of need are:

  • Distributing and collecting toy bins throughout Union County
  • Assist with the auction – many positions available
  • Assist with distribution day – the most rewarding of all!

Adopt a Family or Child

Fill out this simple form and we’ll connect you anonymously with a child, a family or as many as you are comfortable shopping for.

Businesses may also sign up to adopt families or children or seniors.

Do you attend a local church in the  area? Several have Christmas trees on display with paper stars. Each star has a child in need with their age, gender and wish list. If your church does not have a tree and would like one, contact the Care Train for information.

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The auction and popup auctions are a fun way to support the Care Train while winning fantastic products, services and event experiences donated by all of our supporters.

Shopping for others is fun, too! When you adopt a child or family, or pick a star from the giving trees, you get the fun of shopping for children’s wish lists, knowing they will have a wonderful Christmas because of you!


Bring your Family and Friends to the Annual Benefit Concert

After the auction, experience your favorite Christmas songs performed by a full orchestra from Cardinal Health.  This year the concert will be at 7:30 pm on December 14th at the Marysville High School auditorium. There is no cost, it’s a free will donation. Donations will be matched up to $5,000 by Cardinal Health!

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Be a Care Train Advocate (CTA)

Tell you friends, family, coworkers and anyone who lives in Union County about the Care Train and our mission!

Educate any friends, family or coworkers who may be struggling about the Care Train application process to aid them during the holiday season.

Follow us on Facebook and share news, events and ways to support the Care Train.

Drink Richwood Coffee!

There are so many ways to get on the Care Train and make a difference in children and senior citizen’s lives! Did you know that Richwood Coffee donates 100% of its funds designated to Care Train? That means all you have to do is purchase a delicious coffee, smoothie, or tea at any Richwood Coffee shop in Union County, and Care Train will receive the funds.


What has most touched us are our legacy supporters. Families have remembered Care Train upon the loss of a loved one and request that donations be made to Care Train, in lieu of flowers.

We are grateful for the kindness and trust shown to us during their mourning.