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Kite Fundraiser to Draw Attention to Child Abuse

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 10:47 AM CDT, Wed, March 18,2015

Area Law Enforcement & Leaders to Help Kick-off

Green Bay, WI -- (ReleaseWire) -- 03/18/2015 -- During Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W. will ask the community to support its 4th annual Blue Kite Fundraising Campaign, an effort to bring attention and funding to child abuse prevention efforts. Green Bay Police Chief Tom Molitor, Brown County Sheriff John Gossage and Mayor Jim Schmitt are scheduled to sign the first honorary kites in the fundraiser.

"It's an honor to have local law enforcement and leaders show their support and demonstrate the importance of prevention programs to reducing abuse and strengthening the future of our community," said Paula Breese, Executive Director, Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W.

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, Family & Childcare Resources will join with local business partners to support evidence-based prevention programs to reduce and prevent child abuse in the greater Green Bay area. Local dignitaries and supporters will buy and sign the first kite pin-ups to be sold at the Kite Fundraising Campaign kick-off. Kite pin-ups are $1 each.

The ceremony is scheduled at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 1 at 201 W. Walnut St. (driveway entrance is on Pearl Street). Local leaders, supporters, board members and staff are schedule to attend. Light breakfast snacks and coffee will be served and tours of the agency will be available.

"Our goal is to raise $4,464, each dollar will represent a reported case of suspected child abuse and neglect," said Breese. "Each report represents a family in our community who needs extra support and this fundraiser represents the year round work to make that support available."

100% of every dollar is used for prevention programming in our community. Blue Kite pin-ups can be purchased at the agency and through any of its partners. For more information, including locations at which Blue Kites can be purchased, visit

About Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W
Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W is 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 You can also find information on the website The agency serves families in Brown, Oconto, Marinette, Menominee, Kewaunee, Door and Shawano Counties, along with the Stockbridge-Munsee, Menominee, and Oneida Tribes.

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