Franklin-Williamson "CAC"

Issue #10- June 2021 Summer Edition


Hello everyone,

This is Hilary Chandler with the Franklin-Williamson Child Advocacy Center, AKA the "CAC ". In this quarter's newsletter, you will see an update from our Blue Kids fundraiser, hear about two upcoming fundraising events, and learn how to support us through our Amazon wish list!

We also highlight a HUGE milestone for two of our Center's employees!

We hope you enjoy reading this little update from us...

For the latest news and information, "Like" our Facebook page by clicking the image below!

Blue Kids Campaign

Every year in April we celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month! Some people celebrate by wearing blue, putting a blue light bulb on their porch, making Facebook posts to draw attention to child abuse, and some people celebrate by sponsoring Blue Kids signage from the FWCAC!

The FWCAC is so thankful to all of the wonderful people/businesses that sponsored Blue Kids this year!

Huge thank you to:

Bank of Herrin (Marion, Herrin, Energy, Cambria, Carterville branches)

Tabor Services

Jim and Barb Anderson

Tino's on the Tee

All Stars and Stitches

SIU Credit Union-Energy Branch

Barry and Leann Biggerstaff

Village of Energy

Herrin Church of Christ

Monte and Bonnie Franklin

Linda Lattuada-Williams

Johnston City Police Dept

Southern Illinois Bank

Property with TLC

Helia Healthcare


Crab Orchard Golf Club

Century 21 House of Realty

The Barter Family

Herrin High School-HOSA

Herrin City Hall

Southside Lumber

City of Marion

Jean Walker

Katie and Adam Gossett

City of Herrin

The Insurance House-Clay Bradley

We appreciate your donation to the CAC as well as your help bringing attention to Child Abuse Prevention Month!

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Garnati Ball Drop

The Garnati Ball Drop will be happening this year on August 30th at Crab Orchard Golf Course. Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for more information coming soon!

Harvest Moon Ball

The 6th Annual Harvest Moon Ball will be happening on Friday November 12th at Walkers Bluff! Stay tuned to our Facebook Page for more information coming soon!

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming fundraisers!

As always, please keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.

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Pam Dale-Bible and Misty Lattuada are both celebrating 20 years at the CAC! We are so thankful for them and their dedication to the center! Pam is one of our Child Advocates and Misty is our Intake Coordinator. Thank you ladies for your continued hard work day in and day out! You are so appreciated by our staff and our MDT members.

Check Out Our Amazon Wish List

When children come to the CAC for their interview, we provide snacks, drinks, and like to send them home with a backpack full of hygiene products, fidget toys, books, and school supplies. We run through these products rather quickly around here! We are so grateful when we receive donations that continue to make this possible!

If you are looking for an easy (and COVID safe) way to support our center, our Amazon Wish List is a great way to do so!

Click the Amazon Wish List image below to start shopping!

Our Mission Statement

The Franklin-Williamson Child Advocacy Center

is dedicated to serving the best interests of children

who have been sexually or physically abused.

We, at the Center, are their Voice.

WE believe:

All children should be free of abuse and neglect.

All children should have the opportunity

to develop to their fullest potential in

a safe and loving environment.

It is in the best interest of abused children to have

collaboration among agencies

working on their behalf.

It is important to educate the public on the issues

of child abuse and neglect.