Childhood Abuse Prevention & Awareness

The prevention of child abuse became the National Exchange Club's National Project in 1979.

Since then, both the National and local Exchange clubs have made it their mission to not only increase child abuse awareness but do all that we can to prevent it.

The projects in which members take part are implemented across the country by Exchange Clubs and Exchange Club Centers for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

Announcement graphic for National Child Abuse Prevention Month each April
Graphic encouraging people to wear blue during Child Abuse Prevention Month each April

The Exchange Club's dedication to this important cause has earned the Presidential Award from the White House Office of Private Sector Initiatives. Additionally, the Exchange Club is a charter member of The National Child Abuse Coalition and a Partner in Prevention with the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

If this cause is something you would like to become involved in, please let us know.

If you would like to donate to the cause, we would appreciate it.

Child Abuse is a Community Issue

Child abuse and neglect hurts more than our children and families, it hurts our entire community. The most immediate victims are children and families.

A greater problem develops as the cycle of violence impacts the community. Childhood abuse is a significant predictor for juvenile delinquency, early pregnancy, substance abuse, mental health issues, and adult criminal activity.

Download Our Child Abuse Prevention Informational Flyer

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We meet from noon–1PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at the Richmond Hill City Center. Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome.

Membership is a great way to get involved in making Bryan County a better place to live, stay up to date on current area events, network with others of similar interests, and develop your own leadership skills.

Help us make a difference with fundraising, too. Here's just a few things we do:

  • Annual School Calendar
  • Casino Night to Prevent Child Abuse
  • Pinwheel and CAP Pin Sales

Our operating expenses are paid by member dues, so all net proceeds from fundraising events go to support various community projects. Dues are currently $100 per quarter, one of the best bargains available among all civic and service organizations. Learn more about the benefits:

The Value of Exchange Club Membership Informational Flyer (PDF)