Step 3 – Tell the SAFEchild Story
Once you have completed initial planning, amplify your fundraiser by sharing the SAFEchild story. These compelling facts and figures can help you craft your message.
SAFEchild annually protects 13,000 children, empowers 1,650 parents through education and support programs, and guides 12,000 Wake County first graders through the school-based Funny Tummy Feelings program.
$0.87 of every $1.00 donated to SAFEchild goes directly to program support.
Over the next two years, the federal government is expected to reallocate grant funding typically used to cover expenses for key SAFEchild programs. The anticipated shortfall of $275,000 per year equates to a loss of 200 children’s medical evaluations annually.
Looking for some COVID-specific facts to share?
Pre-COVID, 1 in 7 women experienced a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD). Since the onset of COVID and its subsequent restrictions, that statistic has ballooned to 1 in 3 women. Possible reasons driving this increase are pandemic-related isolation and anxiety. This uptick in numbers motivated SAFEchild to launch a Tuesday morning Moms Supporting Moms (MSM) program that complements the Thursday evening MSM program.
This uptick in numbers motivated SAFEchild to launch a Tuesday morning Moms Supporting Moms (MSM) program that complements the Thursday evening MSM program.
Since March 2020, SAFEchild staff has called law enforcement twice after hours (in the evening) to conduct a safety and wellness check.
Thanks to our strong collaboration with 14 Wake County law enforcement jurisdictions, in both cases the response was swiftly facilitated and safety for the children and adults involved was soon restored.
Wake County has had two infant fatalities already in 2021 in which concern for abuse and neglect were noted as the reason for the fatalities.
The number of children evaluated at the SAFEchild Advocacy Center was almost double the monthly average in October 2020 (42) and January 2021 (36).
The medical team has accommodated these spikes by adding “urgent” appointments on Mondays and Fridays, outside the normal appointment schedule, and adding a medical provider to the team.
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