WHAT IS IT?
In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month this collaborative effort to raise awareness and funds has been created. The goal is to remind us, the entire community of the important role we all play in creating a safe and healthy future for our community’s children. Participants will donate $5 or more in exchange for being able to wear jeans to work. Funds will support Families First of Palm Beach County which has been providing services to successfully prevent abuse for 28 years. By aligning your organization with Families First, a highly respected organization, you are helping spread the word about abuse prevention and the lifesaving work being done through this nonprofit.
HOW CAN I JOIN?
Joining is simple. Use the form below to sign up and use the Donate button on this page.
WHY SHOULD WE GET INVOLVED?
The Community Denim Project is not just another cause or fundraiser – it is a movement that can collectively make an enormous difference to our county’s most vulnerable – our children. Child abuse prevention requires community partnerships and this project provides a unique, fun, and inexpensive way to do just that. It also creates an environment of purpose and teamwork within your organization.
Families First has successfully been preventing child abuse for more than 28 years by providing needed services to families whose life circumstances leave them ill-equipped to provide safe and loving homes for their children. By providing services in the areas of child abuse prevention, housing, health and behavioral health, families become stable and self-sufficient. For every child protected from abuse, the community saves $103,000 in future costs of hospitalization, special education, juvenile justice and school failure – all aftermaths of abuse. Our staff works with families, helps them build on their strengths and designs services individualized to their needs. Many are soon ready and able to be self-sufficient, contributing members of our community raising healthy, happy children in nurturing and safe homes.