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Parade of Trees to Benefit SCAN

Thursday, December 3rd 2015
Old North State Winery
308 North Main St
Mt. Airy, NC 27030

Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with live music and entertainment, dinner, and a silent auction. Help SCAN prevent and treat child abuse by bidding on a tree of your choice. Trees will be displayed from Nov. 29th throughout the week at Old North State Winery. Please call Tamara @ 336-391-4122 or Lisa @ 336-710-3024 for more information.

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Teaming Up to Prevent Child Abuse

Smithfield's in Mebane, Exchange Club's Family Center in Alamance, and the Hillsborough Exchange Orange County Family Center Board are teaming up in a fundraiser to help support the Prevention of Child Abuse!

November 3, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Smithfield's Chicken N' BBQ
1710 NC 119 Mebane, NC 27302

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20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Alamance Family Center. We will greet, serve and assist you while you dine on wonderful meals from the Smithfield team! Donations (tips) are accepted and greatly appreciated! Come and enjoy the food and contribute to a worthy cause! Invite your family and friends for a carefree evening!

Get Your Peanuts at the Dixie Classic Fair

October 2-11, 2015

For the 30th year, the Exchange Club will be selling peanuts at the Dixie Classic Fair to benefit SCAN. Please stop by their booth on the corner near the agricultural building and child rides and get your delicious Salted in the Shell Peanuts ... $3.00 per bag or 2 for $5.00!

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5th Annual Chicken Stew Cook-Off "Battle of the Bowls"

October 17, 2015

Join us Saturday, October 17, 2015 4:00-6:00 PM at the Kernersville Farmers Market for the Roger Lee Willis Memorial 5th Annual Chicken Stew Cook-Off "Battle of the Bowls" to benefit SCAN. The Kernersville Exchange Club is issuing a challenge to all cooks in the Triad area. We kept hearing, "Aw, I make better stew than that!!" So, now we are saying, "Okay!! Prove it, Triad!!" Your support will allow our organization to provide helpful services, programs, and education to parents and children that live locally in our community. To register or for more information visit www.BoB4scan.com or call Cecily Hooks 336-992-2292 or 336-509-0228 or Brenda Boyles 336-682-7470.

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5th Annual Charity Ride

September 12, 2015

Join us Saturday, September 12th (Rain date: September 13) for the 5th Annual Charity Ride to benefit SCAN. Registration 10:00 a.m. Police Escorted Ride begins 11:30 a.m. Leave from Nationwide/Missy Easter Agency, 105 Fair Oaks Lane, Winston-Salem. $15/single, $20/"2 up", includes food after the ride. Door prizes, 50/50, and raffle. For information call (336) 775-9151.

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2014 4th Annual Charity Ride

5th Annual Charity Ride

September 12, 2015

Join us Saturday, September 12th (Rain date: September 13) for the 5th Annual Charity Ride to benefit SCAN. Registration 10:00 a.m. Police Escorted Ride begins 11:30 a.m. Leave from Nationwide/Missy Easter Agency, 105 Fair Oaks Lane, Winston-Salem. $15/single, $20/"2 up", includes food after the ride. Door prizes, 50/50, and raffle. For information call (336) 775-9151.

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2014 4th Annual Charity Ride

Christmas in July

July 29, 2015

Union Baptist Church Laymen League sponsored CHRISTMAS IN JULY for Exchange/SCAN. School supplies and personal items were donated. Donations support programs such as our Parent Aide, which helps families and children who are at risk of child abuse or neglect.

We are very grateful for the support that we receive from the community. We could not provide the services and the level of care that our organization is known for without your gifts. One-time or recurring donations of money as well as donations of goods and services are greatly appreciated. If your community group or business would like to sponsor Exchange/SCAN, please call 336-748-9028 today!

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Exchange/SCAN employee, Diane Foxworth, with members of Union Baptist Church Laymen League (Winston-Salem, NC)

Exchange SCAN acknowledges sponsors

May 30, 2015

The Exchange Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse of North Carolina, Inc. held its Spring Gala on May 1 and would like to thank the sponsors and volunteers who supported the gala.

The Platinum sponsors were Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP, Salem Senior Housing. The Gold sponsors were Deweys, Exchange Club of Kernersville and Krispy Kreme. The Silver sponsors were Bell Davis & Pit, P.A., Penn & Natalie Broyhill, James O'Neill - Forsyth County District Attorney, Piedmont Silver Eagles Charitable Fund, Inc. The Bronze sponsor was Wagner Financial Services, Inc. Supporters were Allegacy, Auto Springs Company, Inc., Attorney John J. Barrow, Dr. Daniel Couture, Hopkins Road Animal Hospital, Inc., Piedmont Advantage Credit Union, Precision Parts Systems, Inc., Quander & Rubain P.A., The Daniel Professional Group, Inc.

Special recognition goes to Jennifer L. Martin, the fundraising chairwoman, and the organization's officers and board of directors: Georgiana Yonuschot, the chairwoman; Martin, the vice chairwoman; Yvette Frusciante, the treasurer; Jessica Spencer, the secretary; and board members Holly Bush, Tom Bush, Ferrell Clay, Leslie Grab, Tammie Greene, Lisa Jones, Anna Miller-Fitzwater, Jim O'Neill, Denise Pearson, Ron Rosenberg Sara Sinal and Danny Jefferson, the auctioneer.

Exchange SCAN Gala May 1, 2015

2015 Community Hero Award

May 13, 2015

Exchange SCAN honored Tom Bush with the 2015 Community Hero Award at the annual Spring Gala on May 1, 2015. Board Vice-Chair Jennifer Martin provided the following remarks in announcing this award. Thank you Tom Bush for all you have done for SCAN over the years!

Fifteen years ago when Tom and Holly Bush married, they did not register for china, furniture or crystal. Instead, they asked for toy donations for SCAN. Over 35 years our honoree has assisted in raising more than 3 million dollars for SCAN.

He has been instrumental in organizing and beginning the "Tee-Off for Child Abuse", an event that has contributed substantial donors to SCAN. As an Exchange Club member, he was instrumental in bringing The Exchange Club Peanut Sales to the Dixie Classic Fair, which benefits Exchange/SCAN. Thanks to his efforts, SCAN is one of the longest providers of child abuse prevention and treatment services in our community.

As our honoree said in 1979, "child abuse was something that got swept under the carpet". Today that has changed.

We can thank our honoree for the organization we have today. Whether it is selling peanuts, planning golf tournaments, or serving food at Sci-Works, Tom Bush embodies the soul and spirit of SCAN. He's been called amazing, selfless, helpful and inspiring. Today, we will call him the 2015 Community Hero!

SCAN Board Vice-Chair Jennifer Martin (right) presenting 2015 Community Hero Award to Tom Bush (left) at the annual Spring Gala on May 1, 2015

Winston-Salem Journal: Editorial: Child abuse: Help those in danger

Journal editorial board

April 12, 2015

It's hard to imagine anything worse than purposely causing a child to suffer, sometimes to the point of death. Yet it's an everyday story in this world. That doesn't mean that we can do nothing about it, though.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, as was noted last Wednesday with a ceremony hosted by Exchange/SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) at the Forsyth County Hall of Justice, the Journal's Michael Hewlett reported. It was a good reminder that we need to fight child abuse every day of the year.

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CONNECTIONS Child Abuse Prevention Video Series

April 2, 2015

The Children's Bureau and the National Child Abuse Prevention Partners introduces "Connections," a special National Child Abuse Prevention Month series of short videos that will be released on each of the five Wednesdays in April, 2015.

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Winston-Salem Journal: Balloon release marks start of Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 2, 2015
Michael Hewlett/Winston-Salem Journal

The somber nature of Wednesday's launch of April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month contrasted with the smiling faces of the children gathered outside the Forsyth County Hall of Justice.

Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O'Neill read the names of 25 children who are linked by one unfortunate fact - they all died in 2013 at the hands of a parent or caregiver.

"The worst and sickening cases we have are those involving children," O'Neill said.

Forsyth County and North Carolina as a whole have to do more to protect children, he said.

Exchange/SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) hosted the event, which culminated in the release of 25 balloons representing the children killed in 2013. Representatives from a number of organizations, such as Big Brother/Big Sister, Family Services and IMPRINTS, attended.

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Kernersville News: Preventing Child Abuse

March 31, 2015
Jennifer Owensby Eminger/Kernersville News

SCAN to hold events in April to help stop child abuse

The Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN), is holding several events during April which is deemed Child Abuse Prevention Month. SCAN has been in existence since 1981, with the Exchange Club being one of the biggest supporters since the organization opened.

Keith Hooker, who is serving as the treasurer, said the Exchange Club's role in helping children is very important to them. "Very often, abuse is a learned behavior. By having these programs and bringing abuse to light and talkng about it breaks the cycle of abuse," he said in an earlier interview.

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The Mount Airy News: Event aims to make kids heroes

March 26, 2015
David Broyles/The Mount Airy News

PILOT MOUNTAIN - Surry County Child Protection Team volunteers, sporting super hero capes, will use this year's child abuse awareness day to encourage children to don a cape and "Be a Hero, Stop Child Abuse Now."

Surry Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) Director Tamara Veit, Surry County Schools Bi-lingual Parent Coordinator Alejandra Linares and County Schools Social Worker Jennifer Stone stressed child abuse is found in rural as well as urban areas. According to Veit, 25 children died as a result of child abuse last year in North Carolina and 21 of those victims were younger than 5.

"With abuse continuing and new avenues for abuse opening up, like cyber bullying, we decided it was important to empower children," said Veit. "It's important for students to think like heroes."

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