Raleigh, NC – Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) announced it has exceeded its $20,000 holiday appeal goal by more than $3,000, and has qualified for a $10,000 match from Applebee’s Grill and Bar of North Carolina. Money raised from the appeal will be used to provide training, coaching, and technical assistance to community organizations working to prevent child abuse and neglect in North Carolina.
“Investing in programs supporting children’s healthy growth and development result in a more successful future for us all,” said Michael Olander, President of Apple Gold Group. “When we make these investments in children and families, the next generation pays it back through a lifetime of productivity and responsible citizenship. Applebee’s Grill and Bar of North Carolina is pleased to be making a difference in communities across our state today and for tomorrow.”
PCANC’s holiday appeal raised a total of $23,605. Eighty-six percent of every dollar raised goes directly to support programs and services. PCANC works with community organizations to implement parenting programs proven to strengthen families, help children thrive and prevent child abuse and neglect.
“We are grateful for the many supporters who helped us reach our appeal goal, as well as the partnership of Applebee’s Grill and Bar of North Carolina,” said Rosemarie Allen Ryan, PCANC President and CEO. “Their support makes it possible for us to continue providing the innovative tools and information professionals rely on to create the nurturing, supportive communities children need to thrive.”
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) supports the development of safe, stable, nurturing relationships for children in their families and communities to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through collaboration with partners across North Carolina, public and professional education, and advocacy, PCANC promotes, supports, and effectively replicates evidence-based family strengthening programs proven to help children thrive. For more information about PCANC or to make a donation, visit our website at www.preventchildabsuenc.org.