On Veterans Day, we are grateful for all the veterans who not only served our nation but go on to provide meaningful service, often drawing on their military experience. ProKids volunteers Tom Cuni and Donald Swain advocate for abused and neglected children, who are more likely to suffer PTSD than returning veterans. We are privileged to be involved with both Tom and Donald, knowing that everyone needs a safe place to call home. You can learn more about PTSD here.
The local film already getting Oscar Buzz, Dark Waters, opens in two weeks! Filmed in Cincinnati, it tells the story of attorney Robert Bilott (played by Mark Ruffalo) in his epic legal struggle against chemical company DuPont. Bilott's wife Sarah Barlage (played by Anne Hathaway) is an attorney for ProKids where she stands up for abused and neglected children every day. We'll have more about her as the premiere approaches. Are you going to see the movie?
Craig Young, one of our Friends of Children Society members was honored today at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as a Volunteer of the Year 2019. In 2017 he founded the nonprofit Inspiring Service, known locally as Cincinnati Cares.
"Craig knows the effort to unleash the power of volunteers needs to be scaled dramatically to serve those in need today and to shape our community's future," says ProKids director Tracy Cook.
Thanks Craig for all that you do for Cincinnati and for ProKids.
Thanks to our community’s support we have been sharing what we have learned about childhood trauma. Our volunteers know how to look beyond a behavior issue or health concern and see the full picture. We want more of the people who are in our children’s lives to do the same. These kinds of reports - and sharing them - can help all children thrive.
As the temperature drops we know our ProKids children will stay warm thanks to all the hard work from the stitchers at Project Embrace who create and donate wonderful blankets and winter wear. Thank you! ...