APRIL COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT ✨

This month we are shining a spotlight on KIDS Center, a remarkable organization making a difference right here in Central Oregon.

 

KIDS Center provides life-changing services to help kids and families overcome the devastating effects of child abuse. 💙  Each April, KIDS Center joins thousands of prevention organizations in the Blue Ribbon Campaign for National Child Abuse Prevention Month. 

HISTORY OF THE BLUE RIBBON CAMPAIGN

The Blue Ribbon Campaign began in the spring of 1989, when Bonnie Finney of Virginia lost her grandson, Michael Dickenson. The three-year-old died at the hands of her daughter’s abusive boyfriend. Bonnie tied a blue ribbon to her car—symbolizing the blue of her grandson’s bruises —and encouraged her community to do the same. Over the past 30 years, the Blue Ribbon Campaign has grown into a nation-wide event, bringing communities together to protect children.

KIDS Center provides comprehensive child abuse evaluations that include a head-to-toe medical exam, child-friendly forensic interview, family advocacy, and mental health services to children and families impacted by abuse. All services are free to every family who needs them.

JOIN KEN AND I IN SUPPORTING KIDS AND FAMILIES

Let’s come together as a community and make a positive impact on the lives of our neighbors. After all, the spirit of giving is what makes our community strong and resilient. Thank you for your kindness and consideration in supporting kids in Central Oregon.

If you are new to Bend or thinking of moving to Bend and your looking to see where you can make a difference, your generosity can bring hope to those in need.

Let’s come together as a community and make a positive impact on the lives of our neighbors. After all, the spirit of giving is what makes our community strong and resilient. Thank you for your kindness and consideration. 

➡️ Visit KIDSCENTER.org to learn how you can help.  CLICK HERE