GRAND Magazine - March/April 2011 - (Page 29)

Wear a blue ribbon in April and do everything you can to prevent child abuse BY SANDY KEARNEY A Sandy Kearney, a grandmother of seven, is president of Angels Against Abuse, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. pril is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and communities and agencies across the country are stepping up their efforts to raise awareness about child neglect and abuse. Grandparents often come forward to provide support for the more than 3.5 million children reported in the U.S. each year as victims of abuse or neglect. But all of us can do more. Angels Against Abuse, Inc., based in St. Petersburg, Florida, is making a real difference in the lives of abused children. Countless children and families each year fail to receive help readily available to them because of a confusing web 28 GRAND MAR APR 2011 St. Petersburg in of services and red tape. Angels Against Abuse provides support, monetarily and through hands-on volunteer hours, to children who are removed from an abusive situation and to families who are at risk of losing their children because of such situations. The Angels are known as the quick responders in the community and have the proven ability to make it happen without delay when it comes to a child’s needs. We accomplish this through our Angels Helping Hands Program.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - March/April 2011

Grand - Mar/Apr 2011
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand View
Grand Central
Tanner, a poem by Glenda Barrett
Cover Story: Envisioning Clean and Green
Fly, Ladies!
Take Charge of Your Health
Grand Products
Angels in St. Petersburg
The Power of Prevention
Grandparent Rights: Sneaking Around
Ask Next Stage Woman
Kinship Care
Fighting Family Obesity
Grand Finale
Toys ’N Tech
Find Fun Things To Do
Pot or Not?

GRAND Magazine - March/April 2011