September is I Stand with Kids Month
First Witness spends each day engaging the community in efforts to make our community a safe place for children to grow and thrive. This is our fourth year for individuals and businesses to come together and show that We All Stand with Kids. By sponsoring a blue kid, your donation goes directly to our Safe and Strong Child© Program. This program is a prevention/awareness curriculum. Each year, we do classroom presentations in the Duluth Public Schools and surrounding areas. This program is underfunded yet we work in collaboration with school districts to still offer the best prevention education. Why? Because it is too important not to. The curriculum is presented to children, parents and teachers so that everyone is being given the same information and all have an opportunity for questions. We started this campaign to help cover the costs of providing the Safe and Strong Child© program.
October 01, 2016 – I Stand with Kids Day!
This is the day at the end of the campaign where we celebrate our hard work raising money and awareness. We will display all the blue kids that were sponsored throughout the month and have food, games and other activities for all families! The event will be at Harrison Park on Saturday from 1PM – 3PM.
What are Blue Kids and why are they blue?
The blue kids are figurines cut out from wood, the size of a typical lawn sign. The figure is of two children. The color is blue because blue is the color of Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention. We put whatever names or picture you want (some can be funny, none can be degrading or obscene) on your figurine and we will display them at Harrison Park on I Stand with Kids day on October 1, 2016.
Personalize your blue kid(s):
You can put your name, your family name or picture on them! Buy one for each of your children or grand children, better yet…buy one for each member of your family! If you are a business or nonprofit, the more you buy the more blue kids will brighten the event at Harrison Park and inspire our community.
Super America’s are selling “mini blue kids”or $1 in their stores for the entire month.The stores have been competing to sell the most and in some, have covered the inside of their stores in years previous. Mike Letica, General Manager of Curtis Oil Super America’s, says “we are proud to support First Witness and the work they do again this year, the store employees really get into it and enjoy outselling others because they know they are raising money to help kids”.