Light of Hope Ceremony
Thursday, April 1, 2021
Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is. . . Child Abuse Prevention Month
You can get involved by attending Light of Hope, wearing a blue ribbon this month, tying blue ribbons around the trees in your yard, participating in Wear Blue Day, joining us for a Voices For Children Tour to learn more about us and the work that we do or making a donation to support our programs.
Friday, April 9th – Wear Blue Day
Join us in wearing blue to remember child victims. Take a photo of yourself and your friends/family in your blue and post it on social media. Make sure to tag us.
The Story of the Blue Ribbon
The blue ribbon is the symbol of child abuse and originates from the story of a little boy who was a victim of child abuse. In spring 1989, Bonnie Finney, a Virginia grandmother received the devastating news that her beloved grandson had died of injuries inflicted by his parents. In an expression of her grief and outrage, she tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her van as a way to remember “the bruised and battered body of her grandson” and to alert her community to the tragedy of child abuse. Her simple idea, to wear or display a blue ribbon to show support for child abuse prevention was picked up by grassroots organizations across the country.
The blue ribbon serves as a constant reminder to fight for protection for our children. Please wear a blue ribbon. Put one on your car. Give one to your friends and tell them what it means. You may save a child’s life!
CAFB adheres to a strict Zero Tolerance for Child Abuse Policy in our practices and operations.