April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Anna Crawford Children’s Center provides services to victims of child abuse at no cost. In an effort to help support their financial goals that enable them to carry out their mission, they have several events planned to help promote awareness of child abuse throughout the month of April.
Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q is sponsoring a Bar-B-Q lunch on April 27th to help raise funds and awareness. For $8 participants can enjoy baked beans, slaw, cookie, tea, and a choice of chicken, pork, hamburger, or hot dog. Pick up your lunch at Cannon Park’s gazebo in downtown Canton, or for orders of 10 or more have them delivered.
For every $10 donated to the Anna Crawford Children’s Center through May 1, two entries will be placed into a drawing for four Walt Disney World Park Hopper passes. All donations are tax-deductible and the funds raised help in the healing process for those that are victims of child abuse.
Pinwheels for Prevention
Visit the Anna Crawford Children’s Center Facebook page to see pictures of Pinwheels for Prevention displays throughout the area. There are many businesses, elementary schools, and other organizations partnering in the initiative to help bring awareness. You may print and decorate, or make your own pinwheel. Make sure that you drive by the pinwheel display in front of Home Depot on Highway 92 to see some of the work in place to help bring awareness.
Blue Out Day
April 27 is Cherokee County Blue Out for Prevention Day. Individuals are encouraged to wear blue in an effort to support child abuse prevention. Child abuse can take place in many different forms, and wearing blue is just one way that companies can help promote awareness and even tie in fundraising initiatives when encouraging employees to have a blue jeans day for $1.
For additional ideas about spreading awareness and promoting child well-being, download the National Child Abuse Prevention Month activity calendar at the Child Welfare Information Gateway website.