Cass Co. Child Abuse Council asks for assistance from residents


March 27th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This year, the theme is Stand Up for Children!  The Cass County Child Abuse Prevention Council is asking the community for its assistance.  Council Facilitator Kristen Templeton says they are collecting new and unused items for the  Family Crisis Support Network, a nonprofit domestic abuse prevention assistance center and West Central Community Action, a nonprofit agency assisting families with clothing, food, heat assistance and other resources.

The council has set up displays and drop off points at four businesses in Atlantic: the Cass County Memorial Hospital; the HyVee & Fareway grocery stores; and, Mahle Engine Components.  Beginning Monday, April 2nd, CCCAP Council members will begin gathering donations for each agency.  The wish lists will be available at each drop off location.

A copy of the list can be found by clicking on this image:

Cass Co. Child Abuse Council's "Wish List"

Cash donations are not being requested at the drop off points. Donations will be accepted through Thursday, April 12th.

After the donations have been collected, the business who collects the most items will finish out the month displaying the 100 “Pinwheels for Prevention”and a banner spreading the word about protecting children.