We started 2020 with the intent of meeting with donors and partners to get to know their stories, why they give, and to share updates on their investment by way of group listening sessions, lunches, and phone calls. While COVID-19 eliminated the possibility of in-person engagement, we were still able to connect with over 40 donors. As a result, we have established stronger relationships which have led to increased interest in volunteerism and meaningful collaborations with our constituents.
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.
Read Julie’s Blog.
Five Factors 5K
While inclement weather forced us to change our initial event date from April 2019 to October 2019, it was worth the wait. Race participation doubled in size and we raised over $30,000 for NC children and families! The community came together to learn and celebrate the importance of the five Protective Factors by either running or walking throughout beautiful Dorothea Dix Park, and staying to make new connections and enjoy family-friendly fun, food, and entertainment. Join us this year for our first-ever Five Factors (Virtual) 5k!
I like the connections and uplifting spirits of everyone there, (and) the fact that there was tons of events and things for kids to do made it fun for my son.
Lucky 7 Challenge
Each year, our Kappa Delta (KD) partners host Shamrock events that benefit local and national child abuse prevention efforts. While the pandemic forced these in-person fundraisers to be cancelled, two North Carolina KD chapters turned it into an opportunity to raise awareness for effective child maltreatment prevention strategies. Thanks to their efforts to encourage friends and family to learn more about PCANC, we acquired more than 1,000 new social media followers in seven days.
Turning the Tide
Though Board members Zeke Bridges and Thomas Moore will have to wait another year to kayak and paddle board on the Tar River to raise awareness for child maltreatment prevention and celebrate our partners in prevention throughout coastal communities, they were still able to raise $4,470, despite COVID-19 postponing their adventure.
Kate B. Reynolds (KBR) Charitable Trust awarded PCANC funding to create our first regional Community Prevention Action Plan for Bladen, Columbus and Robeson counties. This grant is a part of the Trust’s Healthy Places NC initiative – an intentional focus on improving the health of residents in some of our state’s most rural and vibrant, yet under-resourced, counties. While PCANC has received funding from KBR Charitable Trust in the past, it has been many years and we are excited for the renewed partnership.