Prevention Services to Children and Teenagers gets a Boost

Thanks to all the folks who bought a "It shouldn't hurt to be a child" specialty license plate. The Children's Advocacy Center received $20, 000 from the Governor's Office to provide critical educational outreach services to children in southern Arizona. Our curriculum to day cares and schools address issues such as personal and internet safety, and education about violence. Our middle school program, " Too Good for Violence" teaches children conflict resolution, communication and anger management. Of the $25 license plate price, $17 goes directly to primary prevention efforts.

Halloween and Trick or Treat Tips

Hi kids, well it looks like summer has come and gone and while I'm sure your all thrilled to be back at school (lol) but there's still a lot to look forward to, mainly HALLOWEEN! I have always loved Halloween. I get to put on my Super Dog costume, stay up late and smell all the kids that come to my door to trick or treat. And every once and awhile someone even drops a tootsie roll. Now for all the fun and games that Halloween brings, there's still a lot to keep in mind to stay safe. So for all you ghosts and ghouls, witches and werewolves remember a few quick tips.

Pima County Sheriff's Dept. donates Bicycles and Clothings

Christmas came early for children at the Advocacy Center. Thanks to the staff at the Pima County Sheriff's Property Dept., bicycles and clothing were donated to be used for needy kids. Rather than putting these items up for public auction, they will be given to children who come to the Center. Hurrah for our Trusted Officers in Uniform.

2nd Annual SACAC Golf Tournament -Bigger and Better

Thanks to over 120 Golfers who played in the 2nd annual Golf Tournament at the Gallery, making it a huge success. Special appreciation to Bob Rockov of Desert Toyota who donated $5,000 which the Toyota Corporation matched. The *Gallery Golf Course * assisted in making this possible and we are grateful for their support. Great time, great people, and great for the children who will benefit from the proceeds of this fundraiser.

SAVERS need Donations for Winterwear!

Donate your Fall and Winter Clothing, Home Décor, Housewares and Small Kitchen Electrics to Savers for a Worthy Cause– Today!

All donations benefit Southern AZ. Children’s Advocacy Center.

Savers especially needs: Clothing for the Family- Jeans, Long Sleeve Shirts, Sweaters, Coats, Active Sportswear, Scarves, Hats, Gloves/Mittens. Shoes & Boots for the Family. Also needed are Bed and Bath Linens, Home Décor, Housewares and Small Electrics.

By donating, you’re helping to keep quality reusable items from being needlessly discarded …for a greener planet!

Thank you, Tucson Ladies Council!

CAC wants to give a HUGE THANK YOU to the Tucson Ladies Council, which raised more than $31,000 for the Center at its recent Bags and Bellini event at La Encantada!

CAC in the News!

Jordan Clifton, a journalism student, recently toured CAC and wrote a great article about the organization, its mission and what it means to the community. Check out the Arizona Sonora News Service article here.

Thank you, BOMA!

Kathy and Russell

We’d like to thank Business Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Greater Tucson for the opportunity to speak to them about our mission and ways to help. Many of their members are already great supporters of CAC and now many more who are interested in helping us help the abused children of Southern Arizona. What a great group of professionals – THANK YOU!

Summer 2014 Newsletter

The latest news from SACAC!

Karen Harper- Outstanding Advocate of the Year

Congratulations to our Director, Karen Harper, who received an award for the Outstanding Advocate of the year. In a ceremony on Tuesday, April 8, the Pima County Attorney's Office- Victim Services Division, announced Karen as the recipient of this prestigious award. This is awarded to someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to fight for victim's rights. As Director, Karen has worked many nights and weekends to ensure that child abuse victims and their families are protected and supported through the difficult process.

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We have many amazing donors that allow us to achieve our mission.
Special thanks to:

Desert Toyota
Cox Community
Tucson Federal Credit Union Fraternal Order of Knights Pima County Attorney's Office
Tanque Verde Optimist Club
Trico Electric Cooperation
Copperpoint Insurance
Thoroughbred Nissan
Vantage West
Frank's Sports Grill
Pima County Treasurer's Dept.
Western Refining Tretschcok McNamara & Miller Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi PLLC Rusing Lopez & Lizardi