In the spring of 1989, a grandmother from Virginia began the blue ribbon campaign as a tribute to her grandson, a three-year old who died at the hands of his mother’s abusive boyfriend. Since that time, concerned citizens all over the country have worn blue as a symbol of the need to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Help us paint the town BLUE by wearing blue on April 6, 2018!
This is a national day highlighting Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we want YOU to be a part! Encourage your friends and family to do the same. Post a picture to your social media using the hashtags #SAFEfromAbuse and #GOblue. Or you can send us your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Go Blue campaign, please visit pcva.org
Saturday, April 14, 2018, we held our 7th
Annual Spring Into Awareness event in
hopes to educate the community on Child Abuse Prevention. Every April, for Child Abuse Prevention
Month, we strive to bring and spread the importance of this month the
community. We do so by holding this FREE event jam packed with all kinds of fun for all ages; while in turn making sure
the families that attend go home with information about our organization as
well as providing an opportunity for them to connect with other resources in
our own community.
The effects of child abuse has touched the lives of everyone whether directly or indirectly and we are more than thankful for the outpouring support from the communities we serve as this event continues to grow year after year. SAFE would like to extend their utmost gratitude to all groups and individuals that helped make this event the amazing success that it was. There were over 350 adults and children that flowed through this event and there was something for everyone.
Activities included, a face-painting and tattoo station, a moon bounce obstacle course, bracelet/necklace making station, numerous cakewalks, car seat safety check, kid IDs, free food and music entertainment, double-dutch, and the opportunity to explore the several safety vehicles as well as a UVA Pegasus helicopter. We would like to again, thank all of the donors, volunteers and staff, vendors, and supporters of this event;
Event Sponsored by:
Buffalo Wild Wings
Culpeper Police Department / Cecil Starkey
Food Lion of Madison
Cake Krums of Madison
A very special thank you to:
Our dedicated staff and volunteers
Culpeper County Sherriff’s Office
Culpeper County Fire Department
Wellspring Health Services
Girls on the Run Piedmont
Culpeper Heat Basketball Team
Hope In-Home Care of Culpeper
Virginia Department of Health (Culpeper)
Wells Fargo (Culpeper Marketplace)
Legal Aid Works
I Love Me More Foundation
Stevensburg Baptist Church
Culpeper County Public Works
Sexual Assault Awareness Month:
The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it.
Help us spread awareness about sexual assault by wearing denim on April 25, 2018!
This a day where we can honor the survivors of sexual assault as well as shedding light on an issue that is so often hidden. Encourage your friends and family to do the same. Post a picture to your social media by using the hashtag #denimday. Or you can send us your picture to email@example.com
For more information about the Denim Day campaign, please visit denimdayinfo.org