We all remember the iconic black and white scene, where disgruntled teenager Dorothy Gale, after being ignored by Aunt Em and the farm hands who all refuse to listen to her about her troubles with Miss Gulch, sang melodically about a place where “dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”
At the Child Abuse Prevention Center, we know something of children who feel unloved and unappreciated, teens that are in crisis in their own homes, and those that dream of a better place where they no longer feel the sting of rejection and neglect by their own parents. We use this comparison figuratively, of course, as the children in our services often face serious crises that require intervention from our professional staff to stabilize the family and ensure that they are truly safe, well-cared for, and on a path to a bright future.
Eight weeks from now, we will be holding our 20th Annual Bright Futures Celebration gala, with the theme An Evening in Emerald City, emulating that mythical place where Dorothy and her friends believe the Wizard of Oz can help find the answers they seek. Just like the band of four friends followed the Yellow Brick Road to Emerald City, we invite you to follow our blog for the next eight weeks as we take you to journey with our non-profit organization, the Child Abuse Prevention Center, and our cause to help every child discover that there is no place like a safe home.
Tickets are now on sale for the 20th Annual Bright Futures Celebration, An Evening in Emerald City, an evening of dining, dancing, entertainment and auction. Join us for a spectacular evening as we raise funds to help more children at risk of abuse or neglect.