After a quick three and a half hours, we sold out of lemonade and called it a day, with $134.50 in revenue. We packed up our leftover muffins and delivered them to Fire Station #21 and headed over to Build-A-Bear Workshop.
We left Build-A-Bear with two huge, bear-filled bags and headed straight to The Child Advocacy Center (CAC). The mission of the CAC is to serve children who are victims of sexual and severe physical abuse through prevention, education and intervention. Simply put and in six year old terms, the CAC is a safe place for kids who might be hurt or scared and in need of an adult that will help them feel safe. The teddy bear wall is stuffed with lots of cuddly bears that offer young visitors a little comfort and security.
"Sexual abuse of children occurs in every class, race, religion, neighborhood, cultural and ethnic group." The CAC believes that child abuse is a community problem and no single agency has what it takes to provide assistance to abused children and their families.The organization was one of the first child advocacy centers to house child protection and investigative agencies under one roof. And under that roof employees and volunteers are hard at work promoting the vision of a community where children are safe and families are strong.
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