Agency asks Community to Raise Awareness for Prevention
Green Bay, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/25/2015 -- Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W. is bringing back its Blue Kite Campaign for a 4th year to raise awareness to child abuse prevention programming during National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in April. This year partner locations will once again sell the Blue Kites pin-ups for $1 but the agency is also asking area businesses to turn their lights blue at night to remind neighbors of the 4,464 reports of suspected child abuse and neglect.
"Blue is the color for child abuse prevention and the blue lights will help shine a light to the need for continued support in our community," said Paula Breese, Executive Director, Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W. "We are asking community organizations and businesses to turn on a blue light in April at their locations."
Schreiber Foods will turn the lights blue at its headquarters in downtown Green Bay starting April 1 and will continue through April 10 in the evening and early morning. Other businesses are invited to use their own lights or the agency has a limited number of regular light bulbs they will give to businesses and organizations who will turn the blue lights on for April.
"Prevention programs are happening year round to help strengthen families and through increased awareness we invite others to support this work," said Paula Breese. "We hope neighbors will look up in April and see lots of blue lights and blue kites to remind them of the importance of child abuse prevention."
To learn other ways to help and where you can purchase pin-ups, please visit http://www.fcrnew.org or call 920-432-8899.
About Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W
Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W is a 501 c3 non-profit dedicated to supporting healthy child development by providing high quality education, support and programs to families and early childhood professionals. For more information, please call 920-432-8899 or email at email@example.com. The agency serves families in Brown, Oconto, Marinette, Menominee, Kewaunee, Door and Shawano Counties, along with the Stockbridge-Munsee, Menominee, and Oneida Tribes.