KIDSAFE FOUNDATION RIBBON CUTTING

BOCA RATON, FL – MARCH 28, 2016 – KidSafe Foundation announced Friday that they have expanded to larger office space at Republic Executive Suites at 20283 State Road 7 in Boca Raton, Florida. Together with the Greater Boca Raton Chamber and Republic Executive Suites, KidSafe will be hosting a ribbon cutting event on Thursday, April 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at their new offices.

 

In conjunction with April being Child Abuse Prevention month, KidSafe has partnered with Mission Bay Self Storage, located within walking distance of the new office, to collaborate with their initiative of Pinwheels for Prevention, a national campaign offered by Prevent Child Abuse America.

 

Unlike a traditional ribbon cutting, this event will include a Pinwheels for Prevention Garden. The pinwheels will be displayed in a garden throughout the month of April at Mission Bay Self Storage, and Republic Executive Suites, fronting the highly traveled intersection of US-441 and Glades Road to help bring awareness to child abuse.

 

“We are grateful to Republic Executive Suites, Mission Bay Storage and the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce for their partnership in raising awareness of child abuse prevention. This partnership is exactly what our foundation is about,” says Cherie Benjoseph, Co-founder and Executive Director of Programs for KidSafe Foundation.

 

“RES has been in the community for 26 years and we have had first-hand experience with KidSafe and the work they do to keep children safe. I am excited to celebrate the amazing growth KidSafe has had in Florida.” Said Gina Barron, RES General Manager.

 

The official ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 5:15 p.m. but the event will host a wide range of refreshments and raffle prizes with a heavy focus on community and business networking.

Video provided by BYL – Danielle Silverman

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3/28/2016
Contact:Sally Berenzweig
561-715-1077
info@kidsafefoundation.org

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About KidSafe Foundation:

KidSafe Foundation protects children by preventing child sexual abuse, bullying and online exploitation through comprehensive education for children, parents, and professionals. For more information on this organization’s efforts, make a donation, or get involved, visit their website at www.kidsafefoundation.org or call (561) 715-1077.

 

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Testimonials

"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be included in the KidSafe program. I highly recommend this program to other schools. We hope that we will be given the same opportunity for our Kindergarten and 2nd grade students to be a part of this wonderful program during the 2016-2017 school year."

Mrs. Keelyn Meselsohn 2nd Grade Teacher/Team Leader Tradewinds Elementary School

"The Safe and Smart Series Book My Body Is Special and Belongs To Me is kept in my middle school clinic and has been a tool that has opened many conversations for me between students that have experienced a difficult situation and were unable to talk about it. Through the illustrations and nonjudgmental verbiage the author has allowed kids permission to share their feelings about invasion of their personal space. Thank you so much."

Nurse Connie, PBC School Nurse 6.8.2016

"I'm so grateful that KidSafe has partnered with my daughter's school.  I learned so much in the parent training--how to recognize potential sexual predator behavior; how to quiz my child about what they would do in different scenarios; and how to explain safe and unsafe touch.  In addition, knowing that my daughter is receiving weekly trainings on these topics gives me great peace of mind.  I have confidence that I can reinforce what she is learning in school in order to prevent her from ever being a victim of such a heinous crime.  Thank you KidSafe for your dedication to protecting our communities' most vulnerable citizens."

Christina Kranick

“It was a normal Saturday and I was at the rink with my 7 and 8 year old. My son asked me if he could use the Men’s Restroom by himself.  Without hesitation, my daughter said,  Absolutely not! I was in KidSafe today and you cannot go to the restroom alone.  It is very important that Mommy is with you.. with us.   I was so proud of my little girl!  We are so blessed to have Debbie Miller at our school teaching our children the importance of safety. Many thanks to you all!  Your program and instruction is absolutely amazing.  Keep up the great work!"  

Tara Henley Admissions Assistant, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School, Ft. Lauderdale

I am a parent of two Pine Crest children and I attended your program on Monday night. I just wanted to thank you so very much for the very informative seminar. As hard as it was to hear all of those things, it was very needed. We were thrilled that you were able to come and share that very important information with us and our children. So again...thank you.

Elisa Aronberg

Today’s training was awesome! It was very informative. Sally was a very good resource, she motivated us a lot! We want to pass on this information to parents, teachers and students! Thank you for offering workshops like this. These are tools we use to continue serving our children and families.

Participant from Children’s Services Council of Broward Seminar

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