Have you seen the little blue kids that appear in April around Lake County over the years? Each year when I put mine out, at least one or two people ask me, “What the heck is that thing for?”
Blue Kids Lake County is a collaborative effort throughout Lake County committed to keeping our children safe, and to demonstrate support for children everywhere. Through child abuse prevention and awareness, the project aims to cherish children, support families, and build strong communities. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Every year schools, churches, residents, business–anyone in Lake County–can display one of the Blue Kids after making a $15 tax-deductible donation towards the effort. Founded by the Lake County Children’s Advocacy Center, College of Lake County, Warren Township Youth and Family Services, Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center, and the 19th Judicial Circuit Family Court District, the reach of the project grows every year.
In addition to starting important conversations and raising awareness surrounding child abuse by displaying signs, Blue Kids Lake County disseminates important information throughout the county. The projects works with many organizations and agencies all year long to make Lake County a safer place for children and their families. The project aims to engage all members of the Lake County community in developing and supporting resources and helping to build healthy families
Get out and support the effort to keep children safe in Lake County. Contact the Blue Kids Lake County Project today to request a sign online, and pick it up at one of the many locations throughout the county.
Connect with Blue Kids Lake County online.
Have you seen a Blue Kid in Lake County? Tell us the location in the comments section.