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Whaley Children’s Center hosted their annual Tux & Tennies Gala and Auction on May 3, 2014. This year, 335 community members attended the event at Grand Blanc Motorcars that raised $129,000 to benefit the programs and services offered by Whaley Children’s Center.

In the first of an MLive series about child abuse and neglect, issues about the local epidemic of child abuse and neglect are presented as well as a few solutions from professionals and advocates.

MLive did an excellent series of articles publicizing the issues associted with child abuse and neglect in the hopes of motivating more community memebers to speak up and speak out in order to protect Michigan's most fragile children.

Four years after the passing of four-year-old Dominick Calhoun at the hands of his mother's boyfriend, our whole community is still mourning his death as well as fighting to ensure no other children fall victim to such horrible crimes.

Two events, scheduled for Friday, April 25, will strengthen community awareness of the Paint Our Town Blue—an initiative to inform the community of the epidemic of child abuse while also empowering individuals to make a difference.

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., a press conference to raise awareness about the local epidemic of child abuse and neglect and the community initiative Paint Our Town Blue will take place on the lawn of the Genesee County Circuit Court located at 900 S Saginaw St. in Flint. All community members are invited to this press conference where community leaders such as Congressman Dan Kildee, Dr. Brian Nolan and Randy Rauch will speak about this issue.

As a kickoff to Child Abuse Awareness Month and the Paint Our Town Blue campaign, Whaley Children's Center hosted an event including the dedication of a pinwheel garden as well as the launching of Chinese lanterns in remembrance of all the children who have fallen victim to the horrific crimes of child abuse. To read more about the event, check out this article from MLive

Whaley Children’s Center is partnering with community members to raise awareness about the local epidemic of child abuse and neglect through the Paint Our Town Blue campaign.

Representatives from the local judicial system and criminal justice system, health care, education, nonprofits, small businesses, the finance sector, private foundations, DHS, and the offices of our elected Senators and Representatives have formed a committee charged with the responsibility of raising awareness of the atrocities happening to local children.

 

The 2014 Tux & Tennies Gala and Auction will take place on Saturday, May 3 at Grand Blanc Motorcars, 9099 N Holly Rd., Grand Blanc, Mich.   Doors open at 5:30 p.m. featuring a cocktail reception, live and silent auction and afterglow party.   

This charitable event garnered a record breaking $140,000 in 2013.  All proceeds benefit  the programs and services Whaley Children’s Center provides to children who have survived abuse and neglect from throughout Michigan. 

The Stella & Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust, which is administered by FirstMerit PrivateBank, granted $10,000 to Whaley Children’s Center in January 2014. The sponsorship elevates the Loeb Trust to the Benefactor of the Center this year.

“We are grateful to have FirstMerit and the Loeb Charitable as partners yet again this year.  The Loeb Charitable Trust has continually supported the treatment programs and services that Whaley provides to children across Michigan who are survivors of abuse,” said Katrina Khouri, Director of Development at Whaley Children’s Center.