Wednesday March 29th, 6-9PM
Michael’s On East
1212 East Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

An inspiring evening of transformational healing!

The Child Protection Center’s signature event is a beautiful evening that local philanthropists and advocates look forward to year after year. Since the Inaugural Blue Ties and Butterflies’ event in 2013, this gala has raised momentous awareness and support to our mission by ending the silence and secrecy of child abuse in our community. We invite you to join us for this truly remarkable evening and see first-hand how your support brings transformational healing to abused children- much like the transformation of a butterfly!

Passionate supporters of CPC have given a $100,000 match to kick-off our paddle raise! Thanks to Keith Monda & Veronica Brady, joined by the Williams Family Foundation, Bob & Lin Williams, Brian & Sheila Jellison Family Foundation, Travis & Kathy Brown and an anonymous donor!

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!

Check out last year’s spectacular evening!


All proceeds of this event support the Child Protection Center and the Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment of Child Abuse. The organization envisions a community where children are safe from abuse and free to thrive. For over 40 years, CPC has been serving Sarasota and DeSoto Counties in the State of Florida, and is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance. In fiscal year 2021, CPC provided services to 53,542 individuals. For more information on CPC, please call 941-365-1277.


For those attendees who were physically or sexually abused or experienced other childhood traumas, the information shared may bring forth intense feelings connected to those events, as well as an awareness of how what may have happened so long ago impacts your life today. Please know that you are not alone – resources and support are available.

For sexual abuse – Call RAINN at 800-656-4673 or Darkness to Light at 866-FOR-LIGHT to have questions answered or chat with a trained crisis counselor, 24/7 at no charge. All conversations are confidential.

To report child abuse or neglect contact the Florida Abuse Hotline at:

1.800.962.2873

Child Protection Center, Inc.


720 South Orange Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941.365.1277
Fax: 941-953-7181
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North Port Office


5600 Peace River Road
 North Port, FL 34287
To Contact Supervised Visitation
Phone: 941-423-1921
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Arcadia Office


222 N. Roberts Avenue
Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: 941-365-1277
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