Posted: June 19, 2020
By: Jed Hysong, CPA, Prevent Child Abuse NC Board Chair

Serving as Board Chair of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) during this stressful time has been a humbling reminder for me of our shared humanity and vulnerability.  Like all families in North Carolina, my family and I have experienced feelings of uncertainty, frustration, and sorrow.  However, I remain anchored in deep gratitude for, and trust in, the mission of PCANC and how it ties us all together.

I am grateful for the resilience, creativity, and quick action of the PCANC leadership and staff as they have adapted to working remotely, knowing now, more than ever, that families with children are vulnerable and in need of support.  I am grateful for the commitment of my fellow Board members in making prevention a priority, even during a crisis.  I am grateful for donors like you that partner with us in serving the children and families of North Carolina.

By donating today, you ensure that our Prevention Program Specialists continue to support partner agencies as they engage and help parents through this crisis, while also navigating decisions about reopening their doors; that we can continue advocating for policies that support families facing the stress and disruptions resulting from COVID-19; and that our parent and caregiver resource guide is distributed widely to promote families’ well-being during this crisis and beyond.

It is imperative that PCANC continues to support the children and families of North Carolina as well as the agencies that serve them during this stressful time. We absolutely cannot do this without YOU. Please Give today to help us reduce the risk of child maltreatment and to make prevention a priority in the weeks, months, and years to come.

Thank you for your generous and greatly needed investment in the children and families of North Carolina.  Please take good care of yourselves, your families, and your loved ones.

Jed Hysong, CPA
PCANC Board Chair

P.S. Your gift today is doubled by our partner, ChildTrust Foundation!