The following is extracted from a press release sent out announcing the recipient of the Duck Derby proceeds:
The Kindred Kids Child Advocacy Center (CAC) will be the recipient of the Club’s portion of the ticket sales.
The Kindred Kids Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is a grant funded project through Family Crisis Services, Inc., the domestic violence & sexual assault assistance program for Fremont and Custer Counties. The CAC relies on grant funds and the generosity of community members in order to provide services to our families.
Up until now, children who were victims of sexual assault had to tell their horrific story over and over again to various agencies. This meant reliving the nightmare each time. Thanks to the soon-to-be-opened CAC, the child and family members will be taken to a safe, child friendly environment to tell their story to the different agencies involved. The CAC is designed to ensure that the child and their family receive all the services they need to navigate and heal through each process.
“Our members considered several worthy options, and in the end chose the CAC because of the vitally needed services it will provide to the community,” states Zach Reynolds, President of the Rotary Club of Cañon City. “With the help of our ticket buyers, we hope to provide the CAC with a sizeable portion of the funds they need to make this Center a reality,” Reynolds concludes.