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Child Abuse Prevention Month

ABC HouseALBANY, Ore. — April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and a regional nonprofit is asking for the community’s help in taking part.

ABC House, a nonprofit that helps child abuse victims in Benton and Linn Counties, is teaming up with various businesses this month to raise awareness.

Coastal Farm and Ranch, CoEnergy Propane, Many Hands Trading, Ruby Tuesday, and Papa’s Pizza are some of the businesses that are stepping up to donate profits on certain days this month.

“This is the time to really get the word out about the issue of child abuse” said Jenny Gilmore-Robinson, the Executive Director at ABC House. “Child abuse is pervasive and yet it is so woefully under-reported. We don’t talk about this issue enough.”

On Wednesday, the organization is putting on its fourth annual Celebrate Hope Dinner in Albany. Though the event is sold out, Gilmore-Robinson says the event is a way for the group to thank the community for its support. State Representative Sara Gelser (D-Corvallis) will be the keynote speaker at the event.

“What we’re seeing at ABC House is just the tip of the iceberg,” Gilmore-Robinson said. “The way we beat this issue is through prevention. And prevention starts with education. Getting the word out; getting our community aware of why child abuse is such a problem and what to do about it.”

ABC House offers free training on how to recognize signs of abuse and what to do in those situations. To learn more about how to get involved, click here.

On Saturday, Many Hands Trading in Corvallis is donating 25% of its proceeds to ABC House. Ruby Tuesday in Corvallis is donating 20% of its proceeds to the nonprofit on April 11,12, and 13 if customers bring this flyer. Papa’s Pizza in Corvallis will donate 50% of its profits on April 22 as long as customers bring a flyer as well.

Fred Meyer is offering a community rewards program, and several other businesses have donation cans available. For a list of participating businesses, click here.

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  1. Many Hands Trading says:

    The entire month of April, for each regularly priced children’s book you buy, we will donate an additional $1 to ABC House in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month!!

    http://www.manyhandstrading.com
    http://www.facebook.com/manyhandstrading

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