Muskingum County Children Services – Zanesville, Ohio


Donations are always welcome especially in these very tough economic times. MCCS has been adversely affected as state budgets have been slashed.  Some federal funds are available for specific child welfare services but federal funds require local matching dollars.

Donation opportunities:

Donations may be made without restrictions for their use or may be designated for a specific purpose.

Adopt-A-Child for Christmas

MCCS in cooperation with community donations provide Christmas gifts for all of the children on our open case load.

Avondale Children's Fund

The Avondale Children's Fund provides Christmas gifts during the season and is used during the year for special occasion needs for the children at Avondale Youth Center (AYC). Special occasion needs include but are not limited to prom dresses, uniforms as needed for youth who have part time jobs, athletic fees and supplies, etc.

Donations can also be made for a specific event or purchase. An individual or group may wish to pay for an outing as small as for ice cream, or as large as a weekend at Cedar Point or anything in between!

Emergency Services:

Local dollars are required to match our federal allocation of funds for emergency services for children and families. These funds are to help prevent out-of-home placement or to reunify a child with parents. For every $25.00 of locally donated monies MCCS is able to access $75.00 of federal monies to benefit children.

Muskingum County Children Services
205 North 7th Street • Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: (740) 455-6710

Avondale Youth Center
4155 Roseville Road • Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Phone: (740) 849-2344