As the year comes to a close, we reflect on all of the good work Lauren’s Kids completed in 2018 – from working with schools in 36 states to provide prevention curriculum to students across the country, to another year of successful awareness walks across Florida and in the Bronx, New York, and most recently TWO exciting EMMY Award wins for awareness projects, and being recognized by GLAMOUR for our life-saving work…THANK YOU for being a part of the fight to protect childhood sexual abuse and help survivors heal. And – if you haven’t previously, please consider including Lauren’s Kids in your end of the year giving –
Click here to make a donation or here to purchase a specialty license plate, benefitting the foundation. None of our efforts to prevent childhood sexual abuse, support survivorship and bringing forth true cultural change would be possible without supporters like you!
LAUREN’S KIDS IS EXCITED TO CREATE EVEN MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU TO GET INVOLVED IN THE FIGHT TO PROTECT CHILDHOOD IN 2019, INCLUDING:
Launching in February, 2019, the Blueprint for Safer, Smarter Families activity pack will help parents teach personal safety to elementary school children from a place of fun – not fear. FREE for Florida families. Order yours once available at shop.laurens.wpengine.com.
42 Hours at the Florida Capitol – April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and Child Abuse Prevention Month – advocate with Lauren’s Kids at the Florida Capitol by participating in our “42 Hours” awareness display to honor the 42 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Lauren’s Kids will be enlisting supporters to walk on a treadmill in the Capitol for 42 consecutive hours on April 2nd and 3rd. Check the Lauren’s Kids website in March for sign-up information.
LK 5K – NEW this year, we’re excited to bring the LK 5K to South Florida during SAAM and Child Abuse Prevention Month! Whether you’re a runner, jogger or walker, this event is for you! Designed to raise awareness during a day of fun, additional details will be announced soon – but mark your calendars for April 13!
Announcing Lauren’s Kid’s newest partner: Lyft! Lyft is driven to help prevent child abuse in partnership with Lauren’s Kids and improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Stay tuned for discounted Lyft rides to next year’s Lauren’s Kids events thanks to this new partnership! If you’ve never tried Lyft before, download the app and enter LAURENANDLYFT for $20 in ride credits. *Offer only applies in Florida.
We’re also proud to continue a meaningful partnership with Bloomingdale’s. Bloomie’s is the event sponsor for our newest event: Designer Purse Bingo (email [email protected] for more information) and will once again sponsor the annual Reid & Fiorentino Call of the Game Dinner, benefitting Lauren’s Kids and the Dade Schools Athletic Foundation.
AND, LAST BUT NOT LEAST…
The Journey Home! Throughout 2019, Lauren’s Kids will work with children’s advocacy centers across Florida to provide a little extra TLC for centers and survivors. Stay tuned for more information, and how you can get involved.
Thank you again for a wonderful year, and for the support you’ve provided in the fight to end childhood sexual abuse and help survivors heal.
Happy New Year!
Lauren Book and
the Lauren’s Kids team