This Week: Help Center for Alexandria’s Children strengthen homeless families through play

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End Date: Fri, 09/28/2012 - 11:59pm
Help build 25 "attachment kits" for Alexandria homeless families

This week, we're helping the Center for Alexandria’s Children build 25 "attachment kits" for local homeless families to ensure healthy childhood development and secure and loving parent-child relationships.

Play is a one parent-one child connection that often gets lost when families are under stress, but it's crucial in the development of healthy parent-child attachment. When children experience delight with their parents, it not only strengthens relationships but reduces the overwhelming stress and instability homeless families experience.

Just 5 minutes a day of active engagement between children and caregivers in struggling families can reduce oppositional behavior by 50%.

That's why we're helping the CAC put together "attachment kits" full of books and educational games and toys so families can transition out of homelessness closer, stronger, and ready to take on the world.

Take Action Today

Click on the Take Action button below to donate needed "attachment kit" items for homeless families. You'll be sent to the CAC's Amazon Wish List to select items critical to developing stronger, healthier families. 

The RunningBrooke Fund is making your donations go twice as far by providing a $500 match for this action! 

About The Center for Alexandria’s Children
The Center for Alexandria’s Children protects children and strengthens families by coordinating the investigation, prosecution, treatment and prevention of child abuse in one safe, child-friendly facility. We are a public-private partnership dedicated to one purpose: the elimination of child abuse in the City of Alexandria.

Action Sponsors: 

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"Running to raise awareness and to raise money for the at-risk children and families of Alexandria."

For more information about the Running Brooke Fund, visit: http://www.runningbrooke.com/about.html

Comments

What a fun way to pick out some items that will mean so much to families in Alexandria. Thanks for sharing this opportunity to give back to our community!

What a fun way to pick out some items that will mean so much to families in Alexandria. Thanks for sharing this opportunity to give back to our community!

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