PRCAC kicks off child abuse awareness campaign

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center’s Child Abuse Awareness campaign for April 2018 is underway.

Camille Downing, CAC director, said all proceeds for the campaign will benefit child abuse victims in the Barbour, Bullock, Coffee and Pike county areas.

“Last year, we had 180 child abuse cases come through the Pike Regional CAC,” Downing said. “As for overall services to the schools in Pike County, Enterprise, Barbour County and Union Springs, we serve more than 3,000 students each year. Those numbers are a good indication as to how important our annual fundraising campaign is to continuing to serve the children in these schools.”

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Open House at the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center in Troy at 11 a.m. on April 2 and will officially kick off the local 2018 Child Abuse Awareness campaign.

Downing said there are several ways in which to support the 2018 Child Abuse Awareness Campaign in Pike County.

Pinwheels, T-shirts and door ribbons are available for purchase is support of the 2018 Child Abuse Awareness campaign.

“All local supporters are encouraged to wear our T-shirts on April 13 which is the local Child Abuse Awareness Day,” Downing said. “We also encourage local residents and businesses to support our CAC by planting their own pinwheel gardens.”

Pinwheels are available in any quantity at one pinwheel for every dollar donated. However, Pinwheel Project Kits are great for homeowners, Downing said.  “For $30 you get 25 pinwheels for planting. Pinwheel Partner kits are also available for schools, churches and other groups with larger display areas. These kits include 50 pinwheels.  Pinwheel Advocate Kits, with 100 pinwheels for planting, are designed for large companies. All planting kits include a yard sign promoting and supporting child abuse awareness.”

The 2018 Child Abuse Prevention T-shirts are blue with white letters and are available in short and long sleeves for $15. 

Pinwheel Kit and T-shirt orders may be directed to Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center, 118 West Orange Street, Troy AL 36081. For pinwheels, include the number or the kit designation and the payment to the Pike Regional CAC. For T-shirts include the sleeve length, size and payment.