Childhelp.org is one organization that works to prevent child abuse, raise awareness and seeks advocates to fight child abuse. Below are some of the ways you can help raise awareness, donate or help advocate for abused children. Here is more about Childhelp.org according to their website:
If you knew your support would help stop physical brutality, emotional abuse or starvation for children – would you take action?
Each year, the President of the United States, along with countless
local government officials, proclaim the month of April to be National
Child Abuse Prevention Month. Throughout the month, the Nation is urged
to rally together against the growing epidemic of child abuse and to
initiate and participate in programs and activities that help prevent
and treat abuse as well as strengthen families and communities. Everyone
must play a role if we are to change these tragic statistics:
We ask you to take action by spreading awareness and education
throughout your community. There are many ways YOU can help Childhelp in
our daily fight against child abuse and neglect, including:
- Learn the signs and symptoms of abuse. Report known or suspected child abuse to local authorities.
- If you have questions about child abuse or how to report it,
call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at
- Display the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline posters in public locations within your community. Click here to download the poster.
- Become a “ChildHelper.”
This monthly giving program enables you to stand against child
abuse and become an advocate for hope and healing, while helping
us execute our mission of meeting the physical, emotional and
spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. Become a
National Member for just $10 a month.
- If you can only give once this year, text CHLP to 20222 to
make a one-time donation of $10 and share our text to donate
number on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to
text as well!
- Ask Congress to Stop Child Abuse Deaths by signing the Internet petition
from the National Child Abuse Coalition, which urges members of
Congress to hold hearings, provide emergency funds and adopt a
national strategy to fight child abuse in America. This will be
delivered to Congress the first week of April.
- Write a letter to members of Congress to bring additional
awareness to the issue. Using the promo code "Childhelp1959," the
first 500 people can send two free letters through a new tool
called PurpleLetter.org. Feel
free to send as many as you want to elected officials and media
outlets and make sure you post your letter in the PurpleLetter
online gallery and share it via Facebook and Twitter so we can
make the most impact possible.
- Join us as we reserve five minutes of silence on this year’s
National Day of Hope, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in honor and
remembrance of the nearly five children that die each day as a
result of child abuse and neglect. Click here to learn more about
Childhelp’s National Day of Hope.
- Become a sponsor of National Day of Hope. Click here for details.Increasing need to ensure the safety and welfare of children led to the first proclamation of Child Abuse Prevention Month back in 1983.
Today, nearly 30 years later, the need to stop child abuse and neglect is even greater as the number of children affected continues to rise at an alarming rate. It is imperative that we join together as a Nation and focus our efforts to put an end to this growing epidemic. Together, we can make a difference and stop the abuse.