Posted on April 6, 2022, by Massey Law Group
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, raising awareness of the need to keep children safe from abuse and neglect. MLG partners with Champions for Children, a nationally accredited agency, to help protect those without a voice and provide positive tools, education, and support to strengthen families.
Throughout April, MLG is hosting its 2022 Annual Book Drive for Champions for Children. Donated books will be distributed to families at events and community Book Nooks, part of the Champions for Children’s Talk Read Sing program. Wish lists with suggested board books and children’s books are available on Amazon and may also be purchased from any retailer of your choice. Books may be donated by mailing or dropping them off at the locations listed below.
The Talk Read Sing program encourages parents and caregivers to have regular, positive one-on-one interactions with babies and toddlers through talking, reading, singing, and playing. Resources like access to books in the home can help change the trajectory of families and children’s lives.
Starlett Massey, Founding Shareholder, reflects on time spent with her grandmother reading together. “My grandmother instilled in me a great love of reading at a very young age which I continue with my son. Children benefit greatly, and parents and caregivers also benefit from the one-on-one time spent with their children. Hopefully, the more we can educate parents and caregivers, the fewer children will suffer from neglect and abuse.”
The statistics are staggering. According to the CDC, about 1 in 7 children were abused or neglected in the past year. The impact of abuse and neglect often lasts a lifetime, with children suffering from physical, emotional, and mental effects. Therefore, it is crucial that we continue to bring awareness to neglect and abuse for the health and safety of our children.
Champions for Children mission is to build stronger families in the Tampa Bay region. They achieve this through child abuse prevention and family education programs. Serving the Tampa Bay region since 1977, they provide support and education to approximately 40,000 people annually.
Thank you for participating in our book drive and joining us Champions for Children to make our world a brighter place! Please mail or drop off book donations at:
Massey Law Group
3833 Central Ave
St Petersburg, FL 33713-8339
Champions for Children
Attn: Felicia Powell
3108 W. Azeele St.
Tampa, FL 33609
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