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Exchange Happenings – April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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UPDATE, April 25, 2019 / Peggy McGuire reminds us that the 4th Annual Community Begins at Home Breakfast begins at 7:30AM Fri.,  May 3. It will be an inspiring morning with keynote speaker, Shenandoah Chefalo, as she tells her powerful story of resiliency. Without this event, the work that children and the community so desperately need from Project HELP, could not be provided. Click here for more info. If unable to attend, please consider making a donation to support our mission. Thanks.

The Exchange Club of Naperville and Project H.E.L.P. were recognized with a proclamation from the City of Naperville at the April 3, 2019, City Council Meeting declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

Original Online Post, April 8, 2019 / April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a distinction was first declared in 1983 by presidential proclamation. Since then, April has been a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse. Child abuse and neglect respects no racial, religious class, or geographic boundaries; and in fact; has been declared a national emergency. Child abuse and neglect are complex and growing problems in our nation. The Naperville Exchange Club and the Naperville Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, d/b/a Project H.E.L.P., through its support of parent mentor programs, educational programs and community service activities, continually strives to prevent child maltreatment by reducing the risk factors associated with child abuse and neglect.

The Exchange Club of Naperville and Project H.E.L.P. will receive a proclamation from the City of Naperville at the April 3, 2019, City Council Meeting declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Also that evening, the City Council will recognize April as Autism Awareness Month and Fair Housing Month.

Bingo, Bags & Brew is April 13 at Players Indoor Sports

Mark your calendars for Exchange Club’s new event on April 13, Bingo, Bags & Brew from 5PM to 9PM at Players Indoor Sports. Go to www.Exchangeclub.org to register.

4th Annual Community Begins at Home Breakfast is May 3

Getting back to Project H.E.L.P., the community also is welcome to the 4th Annual Community Begins at Home Breakfast with keynote speaker Shenandoah Chetfalo, foster care advocate, trauma skills trainer and author of Garbage Bag Suitcase. 

This year’s benefit breakfast for Project H.E.L.P. will be from 7:30 to 9:30AM Fri., May 3, at Abbington Distinctive Banquets. Tickets are $60. Find more information at www.projecthelpdupage.org. Each attendee will receive a copy of Shenandoah Chefalo’s memoir, Garbage Bag Suitcase.

Exchange Club of Naperville meets twice monthly

The Exchange Club of Naperville meets on the first Friday of the month at Hugo’s Frog Pond, 11:45AM and the third Thursday at Traverso’s 5:30PM. Contact me at EmyTrotz@gmail.com if you are interested in learning more about Exchange.

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Emy Trotz
Emy Trotz
Emy Trotz is the Exchange Club’s Immediate Past President. For more information about the Exchange Club of Naperville or to attend a meeting, contact me at EmyTrotz@gmail.com.
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