Posted: June 24, 2020
Contributed by: Julie, a Prevent Child Abuse NC donor

Meet Julie! She is a Clinical Research Coordinator at UNC and new donor to Prevent Child Abuse NC. When we learned that Julie’s gift came from part of the COVID-19 stimulus check she received this spring, we were so touched by her generosity and wanted to know more about her.

“I moved to North Carolina in 2017 from Boston where I worked as Director of a Children’s Therapeutic After School Program. While this position was rewarding, it was also heartbreaking to know that most of the kids I was serving were returning to an abusive/dangerous environment at the end of each day despite the efforts made by their educational system, community, and family members. It was my experience in Boston that solidified my passion for helping at-risk youth and their families.

When I came to North Carolina, I wanted to continue giving back to these individuals either through my career or community engagement. I spent a lot of time researching NC resources and organizations to better understand what is available in the area and who is doing it right. Prevent Child Abuse NC is one of those organizations. Though I am only able to give back in small amounts, I am grateful to know that my donation will be put to good use for kids in our community who so desperately need our help.” 

Thank you, Julie, for your generosity and fierce dedication to making prevention a priority in North Carolina.