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September 2016


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TOMORROW ONLY, YOUR GIFT GOES FURTHER

If you've you been following The Magnificent Seven on social media, you already know tomorrow, Sept. 22, is North Texas Giving Day!

For one day only, gifts of $25 or more will receive bonus funds from the Communities Foundation of Texas. We need YOUR help to reach our $50,000 goal.

Tomorrow is your chance to be the one behind the seven and to support the Magnificent Seven professional disciplines on our multidisciplinary team. This collaborative, team approach ensures that children receive the help they need without suffering further trauma.

In order for CACCC to receive bonus funds, you must gift through the North Texas Giving Day website between 6 a.m. and midnight tomorrow. To make your contribution, visit https://northtexasgivingday.org/.






GrandparentsGRANPARENTS' NIGHT OUT THANKS TO A GENEROUS DONOR

A generous, long-time donor to the CAC recently gifted our Grandparents Group a much-needed night out and sent this awesome group to a Frisco RoughRiders game where they enjoyed VIP treatment and a night off together.

For 13 years, a group of special caregivers has been meeting weekly to support each other as they raise their relative children. This group of ​grandparents have helped each other navigate raising children in a completely new environment than what they experienced their first time parenting.

One grandparent has taken custody of her biological grandson and his three step-siblings so that the four children could remain together. Another is looking after three grandkids while battling breast cancer herself. Yet another has seen her two granddaughters all the way through graduating from high school with honors and being the first in their family to attend college.

Thank you to our awesome supporter for making this special night out possible for a very deserving group of CACCC clients.



young boyAFRAID OF NOT HAVING ENOUGH TO EAT

Jacob is 4 years old and lives with his grandmother. For many children visiting their grandparents means being a little bit spoiled for a couple days, staying up late and a few special treats. For Jacob, it’s the safe home he needed. Jacob was removed from his mother’s care after experiencing years of neglect.

It’s hard to imagine a child not having enough to eat here in our community. Right here in Collin County, because of his mother’s drug use, Jacob had no place to sleep and often went hungry.

CPS placed Jacob with his grandmother who was happy to care for him, but because of the years of neglect he experienced, Jacob acts out when basic limitations are placed upon him.

Because for so long his needs went unmet, Jacob is a fearful child who acts out because he is afraid he won’t have enough to eat. When his grandmother attempts to parent, he lashes out aggressively.

Both Jacob and his grandmother have been in therapy at the CAC for the past few months. They’re making great strides individually and as a family. Jacob’s behavior has greatly improved as have his grandmother’s parenting skills. We will continue to work with this family for as long as they need us and provide support so that Jacob can grow up free from fear and abuse.

Want to help a child like ​Jacob? Click here to make a donation.

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