In the second year of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) continued to prioritize prevention
in North Carolina thanks to supporters like you! Thank you!

Your investment helps PCANC advocate for family-friendly policies, support family service agencies across North Carolina and raise awareness of the role we all play in nurturing positive childhoods so all children can reach their full potential.

This year, PCANC’s Development Team implemented new strategies for philanthropy including:

  • Love Offerings from North Carolina faith communities
  • Working with Kappa Delta Philanthropy Intern, Blair King
  • Encouraging Peer-to-Peer Giving

NC Faith Communities Lift up Families and Nurture Positive Childhoods

During the challenges inflicted by COVID-19, we’re reminded that one of the most important ingredients to a thriving community is connection. Congregations across North Carolina have been learning about primary child maltreatment prevention and recognize the vital role they play in building positives experiences, caring connections and supportive environments for families. This year, North Carolina faith communities collected Love Offerings to support child maltreatment prevention efforts in North Carolina.

In April, over 91 faith leaders came together during a Child Abuse Prevention Month prayer vigil for the A.M.E. Northern District. Each congregation was encouraged to provide a love offering to PCANC. Because of their commitment to keeping children safe and incredible generosity, almost $3,500 was raised during this event. 

While you may not be able to do something to affect the whole entire world, you can do one simple thing that can have a lasting impact on a neighborhood in which you serve.

– St. Stephen A.M.E. Reverend, Thomas Nixon

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Rev. Jerry Pearson: Pastor of St. John & New Kelly’s Chapel AME Churches, Wilmington; Rev. Artie Odom, Jr., Presiding Elder – Northern District North Carolina Annual Conference (AME Churches); Rev. Erica Price – Pollock: Pastor of – Old Scotts Hill AME Church, Wilmington; PCANC Community Relations Manager Tracey O’Neal; Rev. Charles G. Corbett: Pastor of – St. Peters AME Church, Warsaw; Rev. Thomas O. Nixon: Pastor of – St. Stephen AME Church, Wilmington 

Kappa Deltas – Exceeding Goals to Nurture Positive Childhoods in NC! 

Prevention happens in partnership – a phrase we so often use!  We couldn’t do this work without our Kappa Delta partners who have worked tirelessly to bring awareness of child abuse and neglect prevention to their communities and hosted events that helped raise money for the families and children of NC.   

Despite returning to school this past fall with a bit of uncertainty on how COVID-19 might affect their year, our amazing Kappa Deltas were able to host several in-person events that exceeded fundraising efforts by over 50%!  This is not only the reflection of the Kappa Delta’s dedication and determination to strengthen families, but also people’s desire to come together as a community to make a difference for caregivers and families.   

Because of the Kappa Deltas’ passion and strong commitment to safe childhoods, we had an amazing pool of young people to choose from within our Kappa Delta network for our new Philanthropy Intern position to work within the Development Team this past year. We credit former intern Blair King with cultivating and strengthening existing relationships within our Kappa Delta community as well as creating ones with new chapters within North Carolina. We are incredibly grateful for King’s service and hard work and welcome Dabney Hyman, a rising Junior from Appalachian State University, as our new Philanthropy Intern. 

Wake Forest Kappa Delta supports PCANC because we feel that raising awareness for child abuse and providing educational resources for families in North Carolina are two key factors in preventing child abuse as a whole. As a chapter, we want our fundraising efforts to go toward a cause that works to put a stop to the tragedy before it has the chance to start.

– Abby Lecrone, Kappa Delta Director of Philanthropy at Wake Forest University 

Peer-to-Peer Giving

Throughout COVID-19, people have been getting together in different ways – virtual ways. In FY21-22, PCANC’s Development Team explored peer-to-peer fundraising as a new focus while COVID-19 continued to keep us physically distanced. Peer-to-peer is an online fundraising strategy that empowers supporters to potentially raise more funds than they could donate alone by encouraging their family, friends and networks to donate toward their personal fundraiser.

There is power in numbers and individuals created peer-to-peer fundraisers to celebrate special events like birthdays with their friends and family, in lieu of gifts. We saw tremendous success with over $10,000 raised from peer-to-peer giving in FY21-22 alone!


Our Work in FY 2021-2022

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