Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Houston Children's Festival is Looking for a Few Good Volunteers

The Mission:  Volunteer at the Largest Children's Festival in the United States!

Who?            YOU, everyone

What?           Come have some fun AND make a difference in the life of a child

When?           Saturday, April 6 3:30-6:30 pm
                     Sunday,   April 7 all shifts are needed

Where?         To sign-up right now here  

Why?           THE HOUSTON CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL has now raised over $4.5 million for CHILD ADVOCATES.

Child Advocates

In Harris County alone, 5,000 children languish in foster care because of life-threatening abuse and neglect. There were 36,198 reports of alleged child abuse in Harris County in 2011 and 5,629 confirmed victims of child abuse in 2010. Child Advocates recruits, trains and supports volunteers assigned by a family court judge to the cases of these children. Child Advocates’ volunteers contact caseworkers, interview parents, ensure necessary medical care, look out for educational interests and make recommendations in court regarding the permanent placement of the child. Most importantly, they serve as a "constant" person for that child to count on during a very tumultuous time. Child Advocates has served 19,800 children since it began in 1984. The Houston Children’s Festival has become a cornerstone event for Child Advocates and to date has raised over $4.5 dollars to assist Child Advocates in this critical mission.

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Are you up for the mission, Houston?  Volunteer doesn't cost you anything, it is FREE.  Bring the family and volunteer as a family!

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