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SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) and Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks present the ...

25th Annual Peace Toys for War Toys
Saturday, December 16

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Education Building
Noon - 2 pm
Doors open: 11:30 am Registration ends: 12:45 pm

Arts & Crafts! Games! Free Snacks! Santa Claus! DJ Music!


Youth may exchange violent toys and video games for Peace Toys such as basketballs, footballs, puzzles and video computer games. Youth will also have an opportunity to win bicycles and other special prizes that promote fitness, education and peace.

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY. Register for a chance to win a computer donated by Venable Tax Services.

ADMISSION: Non-perishable foods. Items will be collected by the Winston-Salem Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

CONTACT Ben Piggott at the Carl H. Russell, Sr. Comm. Center (336-727-2580) or Lee Shapiro at the Fairgrounds Annex (336-734-1582) for more information.

New unwrapped toy donations may be given to Ben Piggott or staff at Carl H. Russell, Sr. Comm. Center (3521 Carver School Rd.)

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Winston-Salem Journal Ben Piggott, founder of Peace Toys for War Toys, retires from city after more than 30 years 11/25/17

Winston-Salem Journal Our view: Piggott the peace prince 12/2/17

2017 Surry SCAN Parade of Trees

View trees November 28 - December 2
Silent Auction Finale December 2 6-9 pm
Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

* Silent Auction Online Bidding Open Now! *

Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with music from "George Smith and Friends", hors d'oeuvres, beer wine cash bar and silent Auction! Free admission, no ticket required. Please contact Tamara @ 336-391-4122 or email for more information on how you can participate in the 2017 Surry SCAN Parade of Trees.

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November 28, 2017 is #GivingTuesday

On #GivingTuesday, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $2 million of funds raised for US nonprofits through Facebook's charitable giving tools.

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. It follows Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Keep the spirit of the Holiday Season going by donating to SCAN. Give local!!

Join us in coming together to celebrate generosity and giving! Be sure to share with friends, family, and coworkers how you are giving and invite them to donate to SCAN!!!

Peace Toys for War Toys Charity Basketball Game
Tuesday November 7, 2017

Winston-Salem Rec Department vs Police Department
5:30-7:30 pm
Carl H. Russell Sr. Recreation Center

Basketball teams for the Winston-Salem Police Department and Winston-Salem Recreation Department will play a charity basketball game at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, to support the annual Peace Toys for War Toys Exchange. The game will be played at the Carl Russell Sr. Recreation Center, 3521 Carver School Road. Admission is free with the donation of a new toy. The donated toys are being collected for the 25th annual Peace Toys for War Toys Exchange, where city youths can exchange toys and video games that promote violence and aggression, such as toy guns and knives, for basketballs, footballs, puzzles, board games and non-violent computer games.

For more information, call Ben Piggott or Winston-Salem staff at 336-727-2580 or email us.

Sponsored by Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks, SCAN, Winston-Salem Police Department.

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32nd Annual Peanut Sale to Support Exchange/SCAN
September 29 - October 8, 2017

For the 32nd year, the Exchange Club and SCAN volunteers will be selling peanuts at the Dixie Classic Fair to benefit SCAN. Please stop by our 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! Help SCAN by selling peanuts at your business or organization! Call us 336-748-9028 and we'll deliver! Volunteer for a shift to sell peanuts at the fair! This year we are raffling off a Yeti 65 Tundra Cooler! Raffle tickets are $5.

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Stokes County Child Abuse Awareness Weekend
July 21-23, 2017

Smurf's Tavern and Guardians of the Children present Stokes County Child Abuse Awareness Weekend July 21-23, 2017! Starting at 6pm Friday July 21 with a spaghetti dinner at Smurf's Tavern. Then on Saturday morning July 22 a Motorcyle Run Fundraiser followed by hamburger hotdog lunch, 50/50, silent auction, raffle and more after the ride. Friday and Saturday nights music by Ambush. Free vendor space. Free camping. Saturday is a kid friendly event until 6pm. Proceeds go directly to SCAN and Guardians of the Children. For more information, contact gocwinstonsalem@gmail.com or email us.

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SCAN Annual Spring Gala 2017

2017 Pinwheel Gala Friday, May 5th @ 6pm

Dinner, Drinks, Silent Auction and Music by the Matt Kendrick Jazz Duo
Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Downtown Winston-Salem, NC

It is time once again for Exchange/SCAN's Annual Spring Gala, our largest fundraising event of the year! This year's event is a Pinwheel Gala, which will be held on May 5th at 6:00 pm at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, and will include seated dinner, drinks, and as always, our Silent Auction. Plus Live Music by the Matt Kendrick Jazz Duo. Here at SCAN we are raising funds to Stop Child Abuse Now and we would love for you to be a part of that. Exchange/SCAN is a local, non-profit United Way partner agency with a 35-year track record of making the world a better place for our children by providing more than 20 different services and programs to prevent and treat child abuse. We currently serve fourteen counties in northwestern North Carolina, with the majority of our services being free to the community.

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April 2017 Child Abuse Prevention Month Forsyth County Winston Salem

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Please call (336) 748-9028 for more information. Blue Ribbons are available at Exchange/SCAN and the following libraries: Carver School Road, Clemmons, East Winston, Kernersville, Lewisville, Reynolda Manor, Rural Hall, Southside, Walkertown.

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Light of Hope Memorial Service

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7 pm
Great Commission Community Church, Inc.
3733 Ogburn Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Please join our local Child Abuse Prevention Agencies, Mayor Allen Joines, Police Chief Barry Rountree and Great Commission's Pastor Gloria Samuels as we remember victims of child abuse. Featuring Miss Teen North Carolina Kenzie Hansley.

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Balloon Release

Please Join Us to Recognize Local Efforts to Prevent Child Abuse & to Remember Children Impacted by Abuse.
Remarks by Jim O'Neill, District Attorney.
April 3, 2017 - 12:30 pm
Forsyth County Hall of Justice
Front Lawn, at the Intersection of Main and Second St.
200 N. Main St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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7th Annual Charity Ride Saturday, April 1st

Join us on Saturday, April 1st for the 7th Annual Charity Ride to benefit SCAN. Registration 10:30 a.m. Police Escorted Ride begins 12 p.m. Leave from Nationwide/Missy Easter Agency, 105 Fair Oaks Lane, Winston-Salem 27127. (Behind Zoe's Restaurant Highway 150). $15/single, $20/"2 up", includes food after the ride. Door prizes, 50/50 Drawing. $ Raffle tickets - change to win 1st place Yeti cooler, 2nd place $75 cash, 3rd place $50 cash. For information call (336) 775-9151. Thanks to our sponsors Nationwide Insurance/Missy Easter Agency and Professional Women in Building Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem.

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Exchange/SCAN Names New Executive Director

SCAN Welcomes Elizabeth Miller

Winston-Salem, NC - March 20, 2017

The Board of Directors of Exchange/SCAN announces the selection of Elizabeth Miller to head its child abuse treatment and prevention efforts. Ms. Miller is only the third Director in the agency's 36 years of helping families.

Board Chair, Jennifer Martin, shared "We are confident in Elizabeth's ability to lead SCAN into a new era of serving children and families across the Piedmont Triad. Elizabeth's commitment to public service and selfless dedication to helping others will combine with her leadership ability to help SCAN reach its full potential."

Miller comes to Exchange/SCAN with leadership experience in administration, strategic marketing and relationship building. A graduate of Wake Forest with a BA in History and a Master's in Education, Miller most recently served as the Mission Outreach Director at Komen Northwest NC. A 2016 Triad Business Journal "40 Under 40" honoree, Miller has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters for 14 years as a Big Sister and in the last two years as the chair of the Bigs Council.

"I am deeply humbled to have the opportunity to work with Exchange/SCAN, an organization with an admirable history of strengthening families and our community," said Miller. "I am thankful for the warm welcome from the staff and board and am excited to work with them to broaden our organization's impact."

Exchange/SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) is a local, non-profit United Way partner agency with a track record of making the world a better place for our children. Every year, through our services and programs to prevent and treat child abuse, we serve more than 3,000 families in 16 counties in northwestern North Carolina. If you have questions, referrals or are interested in volunteering, please call 336-748-9028 or visit our website at www.exchangscan.org.

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