BENEFITING: DUNEBROOK INC
SHORT FORM (kinda):
The title of this fundraising project, "EVERY CHILD: SAFE, HEALTHY, HAPPY", is the VISION of DUNEBROOK CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER in MICHIGAN CITY, IN.
Their MISSION is to advocate for children and provide positive family support and education.
This past April was Dunebrook's 25th Anniversary serving and supporting area kids, parents, families, and communities!
I'm a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, and recently celebrated my 66th birthday with much gratitude. Dunebrook and I have partnered to help raise funds for the agency, and to celebrate our milestones.
In so doing, we honor all the friends, families, and professionals with the courage and patience:
1) To acknowledge this trauma and its life-long impact.
2) To give of their time, talent, expertise, and resources to help heal the past and elicit the intrinsic joy and aliveness inside every child and adult.
3) To create every educational opportunity possible to prevent the increase of this epidemic.
Your donation (which can be made anonyously) is a gift to the thousands of families served by Dunebrook for over 2.5 decades ... and in the years to come.
To learn more about the agency, please cut and paste the URL: http://www.dunebrook.org
If you are so inclined, please forward this page URL to your personal connections and professional networks. Secure donations are easy to make. Just click on the orange button to our right, and follow the menu. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
If you care to dedicate your donation in gratitude, honor, or memory of another, you will be offered the opportunity to do so (Please see my own below for an example).
If you prefer to make a donation off-line, visit Dunebrook.org for contact info, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will assist in creating the connection.
Many, many thanks.
P.S. Be sure to click on the photo above to see a brief slideshow and to take a tour of Dunebrook's facility.
OH! YOU WANT A LITTLE MORE INFO? GOOD! HERE'S THE EVEN LONGER SHORT FORM:
Each day in the US, five children die of abuse or neglect. 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they are 18 years old. 95% of the time, the perpetrator is someone the child knows and trusts, and children with disabilities are at an even higher risk. Approximately 3.3 million reports of abuse are made each year, although the actual number of incidents of abuse and neglect is estimated to be three times greater than the number reported to authorities.
Gail Johnson, Dunebrook Executive Director, shared the following with me:
"As a Child Advocacy Center and family support agency, we continue to provide child abuse prevention and awareness throughout our communities. All of Dunebrook’s community-based programs are free to families. Our collaborations and partnerships are a valued resource – we celebrate these relationships!
We are devoted to nurturing families, helping parents, and being a voice for children. The highly trained staff provide guidance and encouragement to parents and help connect them to resources throughout the community."
AS FOR ME?:
I'm a teacher, artist, and briefly now, a fundraiser! Delightfully idiosyncratic (if I do say so myself :-) ... I'm dedicated to a grounded life of love, giving back, increasing my own and others' ease, plus living my strengths in fun and generosity.
If you have questions, or would like reassurance of any kind, please don't hesitate to contact Dunebrook (website: Dunebrook.org) or email me: email@example.com.
Thanks so much for "listening" and for your consideration.
Warmly, Idene Mitzi Goldman