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Information on child abuse and some chances to help children

Kim Riggs
For the Appeal

Please come join Advocates to End Domestic Violence, Ron Wood Family Resource Center, and State of Nevada Division of Child and Family Services this Tuesday in planting pinwheels. These pinwheels represent the number of calls about suspected child abuse and neglect. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and it is important for people to understand that in your neighborhood, in your city or county children are being abused. Help by being informed come and learn what you can do to assist a child.

PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION

Where: Legislative Lawn

When: 4 p.m. Tuesday

Contact: Rhonda Roth at Advocates to End Domestic Violence at 883-7654 or email Parentingadvocate@yahoo.com. Volunteers are needed.

To report: Suspected child abuse or neglect call 687-4943 or visit the State of Nevada Division of Child and Family Services.

Web Site: http://www.dcfs.state.nv.us

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This Saturday you can help Valerie Wyman and the Carson City Soroptimist Club Whole Child Program assist 75 local children living in motels, hotels and our two local shelters by joining her at Payless Shoe Source on Topsy Lane. They need your help and generosity in helping purchase shoes for local children. The value of a new pair of sneakers is immeasurable to the children that receive them. There are so many children wearing sizes either too small or sometimes too big. I remember a little boy who had on his older brother’s shoes that obviously were too big. I asked him why, he stated, “My mother could only buy two pair, so my brother got a new pair and I got his, but next it’s my turn.” He was too cute, not mad just a matter of plain facts. In this economy I know anything would help, so come join the woman at Carson City Soroptimist International and help these children.

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL STEPS INTO SPRING

Where: Payless Shoe Source on Topsy Lane

When: 9-11 a.m. Saturday

Cost: Shoes vary in price, Payless Shoe Sources is providing a 10-percent discount plus the store has a special purchase one pair and get another pair at half price.

Contact: Valerie Wyman at 883-8500

Proceeds Benefit: Local Children at Advocates to End Domestic Violence, Volunteers of America and children within the Carson City School District. Thanks to The Carson City Elk’s Club for the $500 donation to help purchase shoes and socks.

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Starting Monday, head down to the Children’s Museum Northern Nevada to celebrate, “Week of the Young Child.” It’s a week to celebrate all the special people in a young child’s life, from grandparents, parents and those amazing caretakers that do so much to care and love our children. You can enjoy some of the museum’s new exciting displays including the space shuttle launch as well as the very amazing virtual game board. It’s better than a Wii, which I think is tough, so I am sure some young teens will be challenged by this maze. There is also some new information. Don’t forget the Wild Horse Production of “The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe” starts Friday.

WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD

Where: 813 North Carson St.

When: CMNN is open everyday 10 a.m.Ð4:30 p.m. “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe” performances are 7 p.m. Friday and April 25, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26 and at 4 p.m. Sunday April 27.

Cost: Admission to the museum is $3 for children, seniors $4 and adults $5 for the play its $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-18, Free for ages 2 and younger who do not occupy a seat.

Contact: CMNN 884-2226 or 887-0438

Web site: http://www.cmnn.org/news.html

NEXT WEEK: Pam Graber’s got some exciting news if your interested in winning a new vehicle from Carson City Toyota.

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