CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

APRIL 2020

 

To learn more about how you can be a part of April 2020 Child Abuse Prevention month contact Alyssa Acton at AlyssaA@childabuseqc.org

RAISE AWARENESS. SPREAD THE WORD. 

It takes a community.  

 
Join us for Child Abuse Prevention Month April 2020
 

Isn’t it time that we focus on what unites us? In the Quad Cities we believe that all our kids deserve a safe and joyful childhood. This month, we celebrate the small actions each of us can take that make a big impact on the well-being of our children.

 
What is Child Abuse Prevention Month?


April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for the community to come together to show its support for children and families. Thousands of cases of child abuse and neglect are reported in the Quad Cities each year. But there’s good news! Child abuse is 100% preventable. We all have a role to play in making sure that our community is the best place for children and families to thrive. We invite you to join us as we invest in great childhoods and a healthy community.

 
How Can You Be Involved?


It takes a village! Here are some simple, effective ways you can be involved in Child Abuse Prevention Month right here in our own community.

 

  • Mark your calendar - Check out events happening in our area to celebrate child abuse prevention and join us for a pinwheel garden.

  • Host a Casual for Kids or Blue Out day or sell paper pinwheels at your workplace to raise financial support for local child abuse prevention, education and treatment programs.  

  • Make a caring connection with a child or adult. Connected Community are safer communities. You can also schedule a special education session for a group to take action today.  

  • Share, comment and like Child Abuse Council Facebook posts to increase awareness. Tull us what you're doing to promote great childhoods at ww.facebook.com/childabuseqc 

  • Be a Lifesaver  Join us for our annual fundraiser to celebrate another year of keeping Quad Cities children safe! The event will be held Thursday, April 30, 2020 at the Isle of Capri in Bettendorf, and will include a live auction, silent auction, entertainment, and hearty hors d’oeuvres. 

 

2020 Child Abuse Prevention Month Schedule of Events

April 1- Pinwheel Garden at Muscatine County Courthouse 

3:30pm 

April 3- Blue Out Day

Organize a workplace BLUEOUT celebration. Allow your employees to
"buy" a blue jeans day at work on April 6th by donating to the Child Abuse
Council. Share your photos on Facebook #BlueoutQC

April 3 - Pinwheel Garden at Davenport Police and Fire Department

9:00am 

April 3 - Pinwheel Garden at Illinois Casualty Company
1:00 pm


April 9 - Moline Police Department 
10:30am 


April 14 - Pinwheel Garden at St. Ambrose Center for Health and Sciences 
10:00 am


Lifesaver Celebration

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19

Donate an item to live or silent auction by emailing info@childabuseqc.org 


*The blue pinwheel is a symbol of the healthy, happy, and full childhoods all children deserve. Throughout the region, local partners will be hosting pinwheel gardens which will remain on display through the month of April. Pinwheel garden dedication events are free and open to the public. 

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Moline, IL 61265

We all have something we can give. Sometimes it's our financial resources. 

We are committed to quality programs, good stewardship and measurable results.

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