Passing of the Torch
CALICO is regrettably saying goodbye to our Board President, Terrance Cheung, who ends his term on December 31st. Terrance has been an exceptional advocate for CALICO, and we are grateful for the many, many friends and resources he has brought our way. As Chief of Staff of the Office of Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia, Terrance has been actively involved in establishing a new Family Justice Center in Richmond, a passion that he will be focusing on even more in the months and years ahead. We will miss you Terrance!
Starting January 1, 2014, long-term board member Amy Blanchard, Marketing Manager at Cisco Systems, will begin a two-year term as CALICO Board President. Amy has served as the Chair of the Fund Development Committee and has spearheaded several of CALICO's most successful fundraising events ever.
This month you can get the best California styles and help children who have experienced abuse by purchasing clothing or accessories from Never Elsewhere. The clothing company has generously chosen to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month by donating 10% of its April sales to CALICO’s Children’s Advocacy Centers of California program.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Everyone holds the power to be a hero, prevent child abuse and give children the healthy childhoods they deserve. Take a moment to learn what you can do to keep kids safe - and then share these tips with your friends and family.
Janice Le’s passion for justice and healing for abused children not only led her to take action and join the CALICO Board of Directors, it also inspired her to find her own voice.
Team CALICO runners run for many different reasons. For Christina Walburn running in the Oakland Running Festival is an extension of her years-long commitment to keeping children safe and healthy.