As you may be aware, April is national child abuse prevention month, and KIDS Center joins in this prevention movement by participating in the Blue Ribbon Campaign. Typically, at the end of March, KIDS Center staff and volunteers go throughout the tri-counties delivering pinned Blue Ribbon, Blue Ribbon Posters, and Blue Ribbon Newsletters to businesses and organizations that want to promote child abuse prevention. For more information about the Blue Ribbon Campaign, please visit our website at kidscenter.org.
This year the KIDS Center has partnered with the Downtown Bend Business Association to have a presence at April’s First Friday Art Walk. Several galleries will be inviting artists to create a piece of art for that night and KIDS Center and MountainStar will have a table set up in one of the galleries.
Our goal is that on April 3rd, First Friday, all businesses open their doors to show support for Child Abuse Prevention through the Blue Ribbon Campaign.
This can be done in many ways:
- Decorate storefront window in all blue
- Have employees wear blue
- Provide information about the Blue Ribbon throughout your business via rack cards at counter, posters in window, etc.
- Have a cup of pinned blue ribbons at the counter for customers to wear (employees can wear them as well)
- Any other creative venture you would like to do!
Any printed promotional piece will be provided by KIDS Center along with a cup of blue ribbons. Additionally, if your business is wanting more information about KIDS Center, they will come and provide a 20 – 30 minute presentation on our mission, services, and the importance of the Blue Ribbon Campaign in our community.
If you are interested, please let the KIDS Center know via email or phone.
Current participating business include:
Thank you for taking the time and the effort to keep our children safe and show a united and strong community that support kids!