I, Donna Kshir, a Child Advocate, am writing to you on behalf of my 501 ( c ) 3 not-for-profit Child Abuse Awareness Organization and Resource Center, Dreamcatchers for Abused Children, that impacts the lives of children affected by all aspects of child abuse.
Since last year’s sponsorship drive, Dreamcatchers has opened a second branch office in Clinton County, Pennsylvania. Our time in Clinton County has been short, but successful. Since opening our doors July 2012, Dreamcatchers has assisted 204 clients, provided resources to 105 parents and provided the community with several successful Community Outreach programs. Our accomplishments in Clinton County may be small to some, but to those families that have reached out for assistance, our efforts were life changing.
We are passionate about protecting our children; yours, mine and ours. I feel this fundraising drive should be supported to provide a safe, sanctioned place for parents and children who are in need of assistance due to emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Statistics show a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds, five children die every day as a result of abuse, more than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator, 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse. How can we allow this? My organization is dedicated to helping children, but we need your support. We need to show the children of Pennsylvania and Michigan that they matter and we are willing to take a stand and be their voice against violence.
Dreamcatchers is conveniently located in the communities of Renovo, Pennsylvania and Peck/Port Huron, Michigan. Our estimated budget for 2014 for both facilities is $51,950.00 – We operate solely on donations and have not yet received any state or federal funding. I hope to see Dreamcatchers continue to grow and expand in Pennsylvania and Michigan, but we desperately need your annual financial support. Please keep in mind; ALL donations are 100% tax deductible.
Your sponsorship is desperately needed. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. I look forward to speaking with you at your earliest convenience.
Donna M. Kshir (President, Sponsorship Coordinator and PA Branch Supervisor at Dreamcatchers)
810-275-0755 (Dreamcatchers Headquarters)
Please mail all donations to; Dreamcatchers Sponsorship Coordinator, Attention: Donna Kshir, P.O. Box 142, Peck, Michigan 48466 or visit http://dreamcatchersforabusedchildren.com to make a safe donation via PayPal or by credit or debit card.