Circle of Hearts Family of Women via Crowdrise
July 20, 2012
FOW Circle of Hearts
Build a camp, build a future
Nearly 1 million children are victims of abuse or neglect. Annually an estimated 3 million referrals—at a rate of 40 referrals per 1,000 children—of abuse or neglect concerning approximately 5.5 million children are received by Child Protection Service agencies. More than two-thirds of those referrals are accepted for investigation or assessment. Nationally, 63 percent of child victims experienced neglect (including medical neglect), 10 percent were physically abused, 10 percent were sexually abused, and 5 percent were emotionally or psychologically maltreated.
When referred, these children are taken from their families and moved into child welfare systems, such as YCS, where they can have a new start and the support they need to begin to heal.
The WALKFEST 2012 is an opportunity to build a camp that will help children of abuse andneglect heal through nature.
Walk with us or donate to help benefit the children of YCS
On Sunday, September 9, 2012, Family of Women, Circle of Hearts will be participating in the annual walk to raise money for the children of YCS. It will be an unforgettable day! As we startunder the landscape of nature and in the company of The Friends of YCS, an informal network of friends and associates who have come together to help raise funds for The Big Camp for YCS.
The Family of Women along with the Friends of YCS believes that all children deserve to enjoy and experience the healing power of the outdoors and learn in a safe and fun environment.
The Family of Women goal is to raise $7000.00
The goal is to create a camp that YCS can use year-round for the children in their care to provide recreational, educational and social opportunities for the children. Through various fundraising efforts, The Family of Women and the Friends of YCS are committed to the purchase, creation, and construction of The Big Camp for YCS, as well as funding it to run on an ongoing basis. The children of YCS deserve a second chance at childhood. We need your help to make their dreams come true! Walk with us! – Sunday September 9, 2012
This walk is a yearly reminder of our commitment and an opportunity to all come together and raise money for our goal. It is also an opportunity to be out in nature and be an expression of our context " To bring the healing power of nature to the children of YCS".
Come and join us!
Thank you for your support