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How Moms Can Make A Difference
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
We cannot underestimate the power of awareness. Remember a time when you learned something new — how that knowledge may have opened doors and empowered your thinking.
Childhood sexual abuse is an epidemic that creeps in the darkness. Talking about it brings it to the light.
Rise and Shine Movement wanted to make a difference this April in honor of Child Abuse Awareness month. We came in contact with a local organization called the Philadelphia Children's Alliance, who serve children who have disclosed childhood sexual abuse.
Each month PCA interviews approximately 200 sexually abused children. 200 each month!
But how could we help?
Before an interview, each child is allowed to choose a stuffed animal to hold (and keep) during the difficult interview process.
So Rise and Shine Movement decided to sponsor a teddy bear drive during the month of April to collect stuffed animals for these sweet kids. Hopefully, our donations can offer a little bit of comfort during a confusing, painful time.
Will you help us?
The first thing you can do is donate. Ask an organization, school, or sports club you know to collect a donation! We already have a church, a soccer club, an elementary school, and several MOPS groups participating in the drive with us.
Or get a few of your friends in on it with you.
Second, help spread awareness by sharing on social media about the #GreatTeddyBearDrive. Let people know about April's Child Abuse Awareness month and what we're doing at Rise and Shine Movement to help adults talk to their kids about sexual abuse prevention.
On behalf of the children who have experienced a horror no one should, thank you for making a difference!
For donation guidelines and locations, please visit our #GreatTeddyBearDrive webpage.
Upload a selfie or a picture of your group with your bear donations to social media.
Add one of these tweets/captions or make up your own!
I donated a bear to the #GreatTeddyBearDrive. Will you? RiseAndShineMovement.org #CSAHope (tweet this with your selfie)
I'm making a difference in the life of a child abuse victim! #GreatTeddyBearDrive #CSAHope http://ow.ly/uu4Ve (tweet this with your selfie)
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