Is Your Organization “Available At AmazonSmile”?

If your organization is a 501(c)(3) public charitable organization and in good standing with the IRS, you should be registered with AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) is a website connected to the AmazonSmile Foundation that is run by Amazon. The difference between the AmazonSmile and Amazon website is that 0.5% of the price of all eligible purchases will be donated to the …

What To Do If You Suspect a Child Is Being Harmed

Is your intuition telling you something is happening? Take action. Look for warning signs. Take notes. Report it. If you believe a child you know is being harmed your first step is to look for warning signs. Keep an eye out for physical signs including: Pain, itching, or burning in the genital area Trouble sitting or walking Bloody or stain …

The Tool Every Child Needs

Consent is something so simple to achieve but rarely asked for. The younger a child is when taught about consent, the more empowered they feel over their actions and body as they age. Teaching a young child about consent doesn’t necessarily mean having to have the “sex talk” at that exact moment. Lessons in consent can be broken down based …

Say Something

Joe Paterno walked away from his beloved Penn State football team mid-season on October 29, 2011. He retired from coaching with 409 wins under his belt, ranking him second among college football coaches with most wins in history. He also retired with a dark shadow over his previously clean, shiny reputation. In 2011, child abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky, Paterno’s …

History: National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Both, Child Abuse Prevention and SAAM, were established from movements started by survivors and advocates demanding a change. In the late 1970s, the first Take Back the Night march took place in England in protest of the violence women encountered when walking at night. The marches soon began …

National Read Across America Day

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and National Read Across America Day. This day is dedicated to inspiring children and adults to read and continue to use their imagination. Celebrate #NationalReadAcrossAmericaDay by grabbing your favorite kid book and read with a child. Kill two birds with one stone and pick up a Dr. Seuss book to read, here are 5 …

National Tooth Fairy Day

February 28 is #NationalToothFairyDay. Did you know the tooth fairy has been around for ages? Some cultures believed baby teeth had to be disposed of properly so no harm would come to the child. Yet the Vikings believed that children’s teeth brought good luck during battles. They would pay children for their baby teeth. This tradition of paying children for …

National Caregivers Day

Caregiving is one of the most challenging jobs only certain types of people can fulfill. Taking care of others is truly a noble endeavor that deserves…