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Charity Spotlight: Franklin County Children Services
Written by Chris Alexis, CYP CLUB Newsletter Coordinator
Every child needs to be protected. Usually, that responsibility falls on the shoulders of the family. But not every youngster is so lucky to have caring, responsible parents or guardians. Sometimes, the child needs protection from their home situation.
That's where Franklin County Children Services steps into the picture.
"As the mandated protector of children in our community, we not only investigate claims of child abuse and neglect, but provide a great public service by providing community resources and aid to families who may be struggling with parenting issues – and try to keep those families together when safely possible," said FCCS spokesperson Bruce Cadwallader.
Young professionals have more than one opportunity to bring some rays of light into dark times facing a number of Franklin County children.
"Your group has the skills, experience and youthful leadership that can help our youth succeed," Cadwallader said of the CYP CLUB. "Consider being a volunteer mentor."
Young professionals can also donate their time or money to the organization’s Holiday Wish program.
"For the past 50 years, we have helped more than 5,000 children annually realize a holiday season when they may not otherwise enjoy the giving season," Cadwallader said. "We match local donors and gifts with deserving children on our caseload, but it must all be done with public and private donations – no tax dollars are used to fund this important program."
The Holiday Wish program runs from October 1 to December 26.
For more information on Franklin County Children Services and the opportunities to make a genuine difference in the life of a struggling youth, log on to www.FranklinCountyOhio.gov/Children_Services.