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Falafel 5K PDF Print Email
Written by Jenny Harbin   

Falafel 5KThere was no way I was going to try a falafel, nothing about it sounded yummy. For Mother’s Day we went to cheer on mom’s friend who was running her first race. Her friends had talked her into doing it. The race was called the Falafel 5K and it was raising money for Jewish Family Services. Many of our neighbors had gone to events run by the Jewish Family Services.

My Poverty Experience PDF Print Email
Written by Jenny Harbin   

Poverty Simulation

Crisis Assistance Ministry sponsors this really cool and free opportunity to participate in a 2-hour workshop that is a poverty simulation.

The Federal definition of poverty is defined as a family of four making $22,000 a year (2009). According to the U.S. Census in 2009 there were 227,687 children in Mecklenburg County, 46,465 of them lived in poverty.

Five Organizations Fighting Child Abuse PDF Print Email
Friday, 29 April 2011 00:00

Five Organizations to Get Involved With to Prevent Child Abuse & Neglect:Guardian Ad  litem

If you are ready to be a voice for a child in our community there are lots of ways to do it. The most important thing is to get involved and share your talents. There are many ways to ensure every child in our community feels safe. The Children's Alliance is filled with organizations that work hard to protect the children of our community. Here are five organizations you should know if you want to be a part of ending child abuse and neglect in our community.

Our Role in Keeping Kids Safe PDF Print Email
Written by Jenny Harbin   
Friday, 22 April 2011 00:00

In Charlotte-Mecklenburg County our Department of Social Services (DSS) receives an average of 1100 reports of child abuse and neglect each month. April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month. As a community we are all responsible for the safety and well being of the children in it.

It is a bit cliché, but now that I am a mom I see the world very differently. I am moved to do more than a casual bystander when I hear a story in the news of a child being abused or neglected. I boldly think, if it was someone I knew or a neighbor of mine I would not have stood by and let it happen.


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