Following the tragic death of her grandson at the hand’s of his mother’s abusive boyfriend in 1989, a Virginia grandmother began a movement to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect. Since that time, the blue ribbon has become the symbol nationwide for child abuse prevention.
In 2005, Child Protection Center launched a local campaign to blanket Sarasota and DeSoto Counties in blue to promote awareness of the tragic epidemic of child abuse. By “Painting the Town Blue” throughout the month of April, we hope to provide a visual reminder of the need for child protection in our community.
We are looking forward to another year of fantastic community and awareness events. Contact the Personal Safety Program Staff to learn more or get involved!
The community is invited to post videos, photos, and art to social media - Facebook, Twitter (@CPCSRQ) andInstagram with #PaintSRQBlue. Invite friends to “Like” their posts. Those people with the most number of “Likes” will have their names go into a drawing for a 2-night stay at the Sarasota Hyatt.
Area businesses are invited to create a blue window display. Each participating business can proudly hang a Butterfly decal and post pictures on social media with #PaintSRQBlue.
Education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world.
— Nelson Mandela
Child Protection Center believes that informed children are safer children. Education is empowering. Advocate for personal safety education in your child's school.
Child Protection Center, Inc.
720 South Orange Ave.
Sarasota, Florida 34236
2210 S. Tamiami Tr.
Venice, Florida 34293
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6919 Outreach Way
North Port, Florida 34297
222 N. Roberts Avenue
Arcadia, Florida 34266