Why Prevention Matters
Last year* across all of Southwest Missouri, there were 1,100+ substantiated cases of child abuse & neglect. During the lives of these children, the estimated cost we share will be over $236 million – including over $158 million in lost economic productivity, $47 million in health care costs, and $17 million in special education and social services.
Isabel’s House Helps
These numbers are heart-wrenching, but the good news is that local organizations like Isabel’s House are working 24/7/365 to care for children, strengthen families and prevent child abuse & neglect in our community.
With your help, we can provide more resources for parents and more opportunities for local kids to thrive!
How will you #GoBlueSWMO?
Isabel’s House is committed to educating our community about child abuse & neglect and about the steps we can take to prevent children from becoming statistics. You can help by making a promise and inviting others to…
|We’re inviting businesses, churches, schools, and others to turn their lights & digital signs blue during April. Encourage your organization to get involved!|
|Make a direct contribution to Isabel’s House by purchasing a Hope Butterfly at one of our partner sites during the month of April. See a list of locations below!|
|Look for our Pinwheels for Prevention “gardens” springing up on April 3rd, and then learn how to plant your own blue! Scroll down for more details!|
|Show us your blue on April 7th or any day with this hashtag on social media. Encourage your workplace, church, or school to host “wear blue” days!|
Our Promoted Events
April 1st: Community Tour Day at Isabel’s House
April 3rd: Local Pinwheel Planting Day – JOIN IN
April 6th: MSU SAAC Trivia Night: SIGN UP
April 7th: Statewide Wear Blue Day – JOIN IN
April 19th: Jr. Board Dodgeball Tourney @ SCHS
April 20th: Film Screening: RESILIENCE @ MSU
April 21st: Bass Pro Paint The Run – RUN FOR US
April 26th-30th: SpyderFest 2017: LEARN MORE
April 29th: Blue Brunch & Bubbly: GET TICKETS
April 29th: 417 Escape Artist Scavenger Hunt
April 30th: Blue Sunday @ Campbell UMC
May 9th: 2017 #GiveOzarks Day: REGISTER NOW
2017 Campaign Partners
We’re grateful for these amazing area organizations who signed on early to help us launch GOBLUE this year. Join them!
Special thanks to our Media & Promotions Partners:
The Hope Butterfly
The Isabel’s House Hope Butterfly, our own local symbol of Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention, represents our team’s commitment to offering families the transformative resources they really need to gain strength, stay together and soar beyond crisis. Hope Butterflies are for sale during April at the following area sites:
|Sell Butterflies||Suggest a Site|
The Blue Pinwheel
“In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America introduced the pinwheel as the new national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention®. It has come to serve as the physical reminder of the great childhoods we want for all children.”
This year, Isabel’s House is excited to partner with Mercy, CoxHealth, Tobert Beadle & Musgrave, and Dynamic Body to plant eye-catching P4P “gardens” at prominent locations in Springfield, to serve as a reminder to our community that our efforts for prevention make a difference.
|Pinwheel Coloring Sheet · Make A Pinwheel Craft|
|Purchase Pinwheels to display in support of Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention! Proceeds benefit Isabel’s House.|
LOCAL PICKUP ONLY
DELIVERY OPTION BEFORE 4/3
The Blue Ribbon
In 1989, the Blue Ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse began as a Virginia grandmother’s tribute to her grandson, who died as a result of abuse. The Blue Ribbon Campaign has since expanded across the country, and many people wear blue ribbons each April in support of efforts to prevent child abuse.