Why Prevention Matters
The numbers are simply heartbreaking: in Missouri, it’s estimated that a child is abused or neglected every two hours, and in Greene County, once a child enters the juvenile court process, trends show that less than 3 out of 10 children will end up staying with their parents. The total economic impact of child abuse alone is staggering – estimated at $210,000 for each substantiated case. But when abuse & neglect leads to a lifetime of health complications, missed work, and cycles of violence, our families and communities suffer for generations…
Isabel’s House Helps
Thankfully, the negative outcomes of abuse & neglect are not guaranteed. There is still hope for every child and every family, because 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.
Special Giving Opportunity!
This April, Isabel’s House is proud to be one of 20 agencies selected to be part of CFO’s “Month of Momentum” fund raising campaign at causemomentum.org. Thanks to our generous April partners, your gift during this campaign will be MATCHED up to our goal of $8,500, providing DOUBLE the resources for parents and DOUBLE the 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…
|Turn your lights (order bulbs!) & signs blue in April. We even have #GoBlueSWMO graphics that can be customized for your digital display! Contact us.|
|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 2nd, and then learn how to plant your own blue! Scroll down for more details!|
|Show us your blue on April 6th or any day with this hashtag on social media. Encourage your workplace, church, or school to host “wear blue” days!|
Our Promoted Events
All month: First $8,500 in April gifts MATCHED when you donate @ CauseMomentum!
All month: Pick up a $1 Blue Ice @ Springfield Fazoli’s to support Isabel’s House!
April 2nd: Local Pinwheel Planting Day – JOIN IN
April 2nd: C.A.N. Collaborative Kickoff: SHARE
April 6th: Statewide Wear Blue Day – JOIN IN
April 6th: Legislators’ Coffee @ Isabel’s House
April 6th: “Hope of Isabel’s House” @ Artwalk
April 29th: Blue Sunday @ Campbell UMC
May 12th: Community Tour Day @ Isabel’s House
2017 Campaign Partners
We’re grateful for these amazing area organizations who signed on early to help us launch GOBLUE this year. Join them!
The Hope Butterfly
The Isabel’s House Hope Butterfly, our own local symbol of Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention, represents YOUR commitment to offering families the hope-giving resources they really need to gain strength, stay together and soar beyond a 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 Hospital, CoxHealth South Hospital, Jordan Valley Community Health, 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 APRIL
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.