Support Us ⇒ Give A Gift

Charlotte's Quest Nature Center depends on generous support from individuals and organizations to help us to provide quality environmental education for our community. Share your love of nature by making a donation.

Many types of gifts can help the Manchester Parks Foundation to be good stewards of the environment. The Manchester Parks Foundation is the parent organization who oversees the operation of Charlotte's Quest Nature Center. The foundation is a 501 (C) 3 tax-exempt, non-profit group. Donations made to the Manchester Parks Foundation are tax-exempt to the extent acceptable by law. For your donation, we will send you a letter of receipt to the name and address provided, along with our deepest appreciation your contribution and support.

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Give a gift in memorial or in honor of a loved one or a special occasion through our Give A Gift to Nature program.

Memorial/Honor Gift: Give A Gift to Nature

Celebrating a loved one or a special occasion through a gift to Charlotte's Quest Nature Center offers a meaningful and lasting way to commemorate a life. Your gift will be used to fund and sustain Charlotte's Quest Nature Center and Pine Valley Park's programs, gardens, natural resources, displays, amenities and services, while providing a fitting tribute.

For your contribution:

  • An acknowledgement letter will be sent to you, the donor, for your tax-deductible contribution.
  • A single tree will be planted somewhere within the park each fall. The names and occasions remembered for that year will be acknowledged during our annual ceremony.
  • Invitations for the ceremony and time of fellowship will be sent to the donor and the acknowledged family member using the names and addresses you have provided.
  • The celebrated individuals' names/occasions will be included in Charlotte's Quest Nature Center's annual newsletter winter edition: January, February, March issue of NATURE CALLS.

All gifts made throughout the year are recognized during the annual Autumn Planting Social in October. The foundation will plant a single tree somewhere within Charlotte's Quest Nature Center/Pine Valley Park. During our special recognition ceremony, all names of individuals memorialized or honored will be acknowledged followed by a moment of silence as a tribute to these individuals or special occasions. Family members will be invited to attend the planting and ceremony, as well as, join the foundation following the planting, for a time of fellowship and light refreshments.

Manchester Parks Foundation, Charlotte's Quest Nature Center's parent organization has been overseeing operations since 1995. We offer monthly programming, field trips, special events and a unique gem in the heart of the small town of Manchester in Maryland.

A gift made to Charlotte's Quest Nature Center in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion is a lasting way to celebrate a life while supporting conservation and education.

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Please mail your tax-deductible gift and printable form to:

Give A Gift to Nature
Charlotte's Quest Nature Center
P.O. Box 864
Manchester, MD 21102


Provide financial support to Charlotte's Quest Nature Center through your an annual gift or through a one-time contribution.


Please make checks payable to:

(Charlotte's Quest's parent organization)

Manchester Parks Foundation
PO Box 864
Manchester, MD 21102

We express our sincere appreciation of your generosity.


An In-Kind donation is a wonderful way to support the Nature Center. If you would like to give, but you are unsure of what is needed, then you may want to supply something from our Wish List.

Wish List

  • Art supplies, esp. glue sticks, markers and construction paper
  • Copier Paper
  • HP Ink: black 95, color 98 for Office Jet 6310
  • Forever stamps for mailing quarterly newsletters
  • Bins with lids: all sizes, especially shoebox size
  • Computer address mailing labels
  • Laptop computer
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Nature stickers
  • Garden gloves
  • Rakes, shovels, and hoes in children and adult sizes
  • Large trash bags
  • Birdseed

Charlotte's Quest

3400 Wilhelm Lane
PO Box 864
Manchester, Maryland 21102

> A Non-Profit