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April is Blue Ribbon Month

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The Blue Ribbon campaign began in 1989 as one woman's tribute to her grandson. She tied a blue ribbon on her car antenna to symbolize his bruises, after he died at the hands of his mother's abusive partner. KIDS Center brought the campaign to Central Oregon in 1997 to raise awareness of the epidemic of child abuse in our community. In addition to awareness, the Blue Ribbon Campaign also  focuses on educating individuals and groups on how to better protect children in their lives, and in our community from child abuse. blue_ribbon

Almost 50,000 blue ribbons along with educational materials will be distributed throughout the community in April. People are encouraged to wear a blue ribbon to show support for the awareness and prevention of child abuse.

2015 Blue Ribbon Newsletter - click here

2015 Blue Ribbon Poster- click here

How you can get involved!

Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors! 

Educate Yourself
Attend a training or hold classes, such as Darkness to Light or Internet Safety, for staff at your business.

Sign a prevention pledge (Complete a pledge)
Make a commitment to preventing child abuse.  Display your pledges in a public area.

Presented by:

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Provide information on Child Abuse Prevention
A special table can be set up in the lobby with Child Abuse Prevention materials and blue ribbons.
Contact KIDS Center for materials.

Blue Ribbons
Wear blue ribbons for the entire month of April.
Every Friday for the month of April can be wear blue day.



Raise money
Sponsor a fundraiser that benefits KIDS Center. Contact KIDS Center for more information.

Attend one of our Blue Ribbon event
Click here to see our current planned events,
new events will added as we get closer to April so check back often.


Decorate a blue ribbon tree (Complete Blue Ribbon Tree Registry)
Celebrate your commitment to happy, healthy, and safe kids. Invite staff and customers to tie a ribbon to the tree.

To print these opportunities click here














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