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Child Abuse Prevention Month 2010

 

Area Non-Profit Looks to Businesses to Promote Child Abuse Prevention Month

 

SAN ANTONIO, TEXASMARCH 26, 2010 A World For Children, a faith based child placing agency located on the northeast side of San Antonio is currently seeking business and organizational support in its Child Abuse Prevention Month awareness campaign.

Throughout the year, A World For Children provides care and support for abused, neglected and at-risk youth of state of Texas. By providing foster care and adoption services to these children, the staff see the first hand effects of child abuse on a daily basis and know that prevention and awareness is key.

A World For Children hopes that businesses throughout the San Antonio community will be able to participate in several events and ongoing activities throughout the month of April in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month including, but not limited to:

  • Displaying Keep Kids Safe Signs
  • Displaying Stop Child Abuse Signs
  • Distributing and wearing blue lapel ribbons
  • Wearing blue on April 7, 2010 (National Wear Blue Day)

All proceeds go to children within A World For Children’s care. Throughout the year A World For Children hosts many fun events, ranging from Christmas parties to summer outtings at area theme parks such as Sea World of San Antonio.

If any local businesses or other non-profit organizations are interested in participating in these activities with A World For Children please contact Ashley Shute.

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Both Worlds

Today’s Topic: How amazing I am. 

Not to brag or anything. But, I pretty much am. Haha. Wait. I am. 

boratSo, I’m talking to one of my many co-workers, colleagues, cohorts, whatever at ACORN and she starts name dropping. She says, “Ashley, I’m on National Conference calls all the time. And so and so and this and that always talk about you. They say that Texas is doing so much better now that they have you. I’m so afraid that they’re going to take you away from us. It’s nice to have someone who understands both worlds.” 

Understands both worlds? I understand the world of non-profits and the world of fashion. Or at least I try to. Lo que sea amigos. I just try my best.  I go to work everyday, I turn on the computer, turn up the volumn on my music, and start answering e-mails. And I tweet. And I facebook, and I check message boards. When i get home I write one or two blog entries. And I repeat. That’s all there is to it. Nothing too serious.

So, here’s the deal. Just be yourself.  Just do what you think is the best. Whether it’s helping people, or just letting things happen, things will be alright. In the immortal words of Mylie Cyrus: 

 

There’s always going to be another mountain.

I’m always gonna want to make it move.

There’s always going to be an uphill battle.

There’s always going to be another battle.

Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose.  

 

And that’s how I see it. I may have not gotten to this point as quickly as I wanted to, I may still be living with my parents, I may have to defer my student loans until I’m 50, but you know what? I’m happy. 

Until the next time I write…hopefully soon….

 

–Ashley