April is here and not only does it bring warmer weather and sunnier skies, but also Child Abuse Prevention Month. It is an opportunity to recognize families and communities who are constantly working towards preventing child abuse and neglect. During this time we want to encourage our community to share prevention and awareness strategies aimed at stopping this type of abuse.
This month is a very important time for us at Family Builders and embodies a large part of our mission. The most recent information we have tells us that every day 38 children are confirmed as victims of child abuse in Oklahoma. That’s more than would fit in the Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater!
What can you do to help?
Join us in our 38 for 38 Challenge and help to stop the cycle of abuse. Our goal is to raise $38,000 in 38 days.
The challenge officially started on April 1st and will run through May 8th. We believe your support can help us break the cycle of child abuse in Oklahoma. All you need to do is donate $38.00, and then encourage 38 of your friends and family to do the same. $38.00 isn’t much but it will make a big impact. It will provide a training session for a parent or train a teacher on how to recognize abuse. It will teach a classroom of children what to do if they or someone they know is being mistreated. With your help we know it is possible to hit our goal.
Abuse has shown to have long-lasting effects on these young people well into adolescence and adulthood. We want to see that all of Oklahoma’s children have someone to provide a positive impact in their lives. In contrast to the physical, intellectual, and psychological distress that victims of abuse endure. Now is the time to stand up for those 38 children daily who live out these experiences and help empower their future.
Visit www.38for38.org to learn more and donate to the cause. Give us your commitment to reach out to 38 others and help stop the cycle of abuse. Join our team in advocating for the physical, emotional, and social well-being of our children.
Will you take the challenge?