Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness month? Over 5000 children were reported neglected or abused in Guilford County in 2010-11. It is so easy to ignore these statistics and go on with our day to day life, but unfortunately abuse and neglect occurs in our community every day. Many of these children are taken from their homes with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
While we can’t stop what is happening, BackPack Beginnings is working hard to ease the transition for these children through our Comfort BackPack program. Backpacks are filled with age appropriate basic necessities and comfort items such as blankets and stuffed animals. All Backpacks include a blanket, book, hygiene products, school supplies, socks, age appropriate toy and stuffed animal. To learn more about how you can help, visit us here.
Written by Erin Williams on 10/12/17.