CALICO Gets a New Mural
CALICO got a brand new mural! High school senior, Caroline James, was looking for a place to volunteer during a break from school when her father, a Protectors Circle member, told her about CALICO. Caroline wanted to do something more than filing papers and organizing office supplies so spoke with CALICO’s Executive Director, Hillery Gladden, about her background in art. Hearing that Caroline was an artist, Hillery jumped on the idea of a new mural for the CALICO office, “We encourage volunteers to use whatever skills they have to help CALICO. The staff had been talking about having a new mural done… the timing couldn’t have been better. We are so grateful for her work and the finished product is a wonderful addition to office.” Over the course of two weeks Caroline sketched and painted the entire mural.
Caroline’s beautiful donation to CALICO reminds us that anyone can help the children who come to CALICO. If you want to contribute a special skill to CALICO email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.