12th Annual One Child at a Time Benefit
We’re excited to be holding our 12th Annual One Child at a Time Benefit: Picnic in the Park! This wonderful event will be on Saturday, September 24th, in the beautiful Preservation Park in downtown Oakland. The annual fundraiser is CALICO’s signature event and serves as an opportunity to raise awareness and resources for the vital services CALICO provides to abused children and their families.
The One Child at a Time Picnic is a lovely afternoon for friends and family to come together while helping young victims of abuse. The day features something for everyone! Picnic-goers can enjoy live music from Rick Baskin and Friends, join in the acrobatic fun from Circus of Smiles or take pictures in the photo booth. Children can play games, get their faces painted and enjoy the bouncy house. In addition to all the fun entertainment of the day, there will also be fabulous picnic food from the Waffle Roost truck and delicious tacos. If all this doesn’t inspire you to come, click hereto see the fun everyone had at last year’s event!
We will also have tons of raffle prizes you won’t want to miss!* You might leave with tickets to Disneyland, a tour of Dropbox, or an evening driving a Tesla S. Click here to find out how you can buy raffle tickets.
Click here to purchase your tickets to the 12th Annual One Child at a Time Benefit or donate to help us reach our goal.
We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on the 24th!
*you do not need to be present to win, but we hope you are!
Recent Success Stories
2017 marks 20 years since CALICO first opened its doors. In this time, CALICO has helped more than 11,500 children achieve justice and healing. To understand how important this anniversary is, it is vital to look back at what child abuse cases were like 20 years ago.
On Sunday, April 2nd Oakland will hosted thousands of runners for the Oakland Running Festival. In this crowd of thousands is a group of people who come with the goal to to help children. These are the Team CALICO runners. A group of people (or heroes) who have volunteered to use their runs to help achieve justice and healing for abused children and their families.
When Ally, a junior at a local high school, reached out to CALICO to donate stuffed animals we were grateful. However, when we learned what had inspired her generosity we were deeply moved.
Click to discover what motivated Ally to give to CALICO.
At CALICO's 12th Annual One Child at a Time Benefit: Picnic in the Park a young woman, named Emely, took the stage and spoke about her experience as a child abuse survivor. Emely's brave words moved many to tears and inspired everyone there.
Click below to read about Emely and her incredible journey.
CALICO is dedicated to ensuring we can provide prompt, quality services to all families who are referred to us, regardless of the circumstances, as was the case with 8-year-old Linda who recently came to CALICO in the middle of the night.