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Back-To-School Fair Supplies Success to Over 500 Children in Collin County

by Jamie Ginden | Aug 08, 2017
In partnership with local corporations and community members, the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County provided school supplies, and needed items for more than 500 children at the 2017 Back-to-School Fair.

Plano, TX, August 4, 2017 – Each year, the Children's Advocacy Center partners with local corporations and community members to host the annual Back-to-School Fair. The Back-To-School Fair is a fun-filled evening that equips children who are current clients of the Children’s Advocacy Center for the new school year by providing them with brand new backpacks, shoes, haircuts, and school supplies.

This year's event provided supplies to more than 500 students and included: an appearance by the reigning Ms. Texas, Margana Wood; food provided by Cane’s Chicken, Tavern Rossa, Big Apple Café, Pop Star Popsicles and Cinemark; Haircuts provided by JCPenney Instyle; wellness checks by UT Southwestern; vision checks by North Texas Blindness Prevention; games provided by Gamepad MVPs; hand-made balloon animals from Plano School Resource Officer, Art Parker; and new shoes provided by Collin County Foster Friends.

“Our Annual Back to School Fair brings a sense of normalcy back to children that have been affected by child abuse in Collin County. These kids are just like all kids—they want to have a new backpack, the right school supplies, new shoes, and a fresh haircut before they start school. Because of abuse, families may be unable to provide these Back to School basics for them”, said CACCC Director of Family Advocacy and Support Services, Erica Stanley. “We are thrilled to have the support of our community to fulfill this essential need for all the children in need that we work with here at Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County.”

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County gratefully acknowledges the following donors and volunteers:

Donors
Amazing Jake’s of Plano
Andy’s Frozen Custard - Frisco
Big Apple Café
Cane’s Chicken
Cinemark
City of Wylie ICAN
Collin County Foster Friends
Frisco Roughriders
Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Company
Gamepad MVPs
Genband
Homewood Suites
Ms. Texas, Margana Wood
Nothing Bundt Cakes - Murphy
Plano Corps & Community Center
Plano Ice House
Pop Star Handcrafted Popsicles
Rent-A-Center
Sam’s Club
Smallcakes Cupcakery - McKinney
Sprouts Farmers Market - Murphy
State Farm Insurance
Tangible Grace Fellowship Church
Target
Taverna Rossa
Total Convenience Marketing
Unicom Engineering
W. West HVAC Services LLC
Walmart

 

Volunteers
Allen Police Department
Art Parker
Ayco Co Lp
Bank of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Cisco Systems
Collin County Sherriff's Office
Dell
Employee Solutions
Fossil
Guardians of Children
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
JCPenney Instyle Stylists
North Texas Blindness Prevention
Otis Elevator Company
Plano Fire Department, Station 11
Plano Police Department
Plano Public Library
Unicom Global
UTSouthwestern
Wylie Police Department
Art Parker
Ayco Co LP
Bank of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Cisco Systems
Collin County Sheriff’s Office
Dell
Employee Solutions
Fossil
Guardians of the Children – Prairie Lands Chapter
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
JCPenney Instyle Salon
North Texas Blindness Prevention
Otis Elevator Company
Plano Fire Department, Station 11
Plano Police Department
Plano Public Library
Unicom Engineering
UT Southwestern
Wylie Police Department

 

About the Center

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County utilizes a multi-disciplinary team approach to facilitate the investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse. Working collaboratively with law enforcement and Child Protective Services, the Center brings all services to abused children under one roof to minimize additional trauma to vulnerable children. Highly trained forensic interviewers provide a child-friendly environment in which children can safely share their stories. The Center offers therapy and support for children and their non-offending family members at no cost for as long as clients need help. Since 1992, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County has offered free services to more than 60,000 abused and neglected children. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jamie Ginden at jginden@caccollincounty.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: ​Jamie Ginden
Community Relations Manager
​jginden@caccollincounty.org
Direct: 972-663-6752 
Cell: 214-​886-7601

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