Introducing 'Blues for Bucks', to benefit our Children's Advocacy Center of York County!
This year marks the 6th Anniversary of our Beards for Bucks fundraising campaign, where local police departments from across York County come together to raise funds in support of our Children’s Advocacy Center of York County (CACYC). This fundraiser always creates a bit of friendly competition between departments, and historically, participating law enforcement have been permitted to grow beards as a way to show their support!
This year, we are excited to announce that we have renamed the fundraiser 'Blues for Bucks', to make it more inclusive of our non-beard growing supporters!
The mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center of York County is to reduce the trauma of child abuse investigations, foster professional collaboration and cooperation, and promote education and advocacy regarding the prevention of child sexual abuse within the community.
The CACYC partners with various public, private, state, county and local organizations to provide a collaborative, coordinated systematic response to child abuse investigations, performing child-friendly forensic interviews, as well as providing compassionate care and support for the child victim and their families, with the singular goal of minimizing trauma and supporting their journey towards healing.
Reports of child sexual abuse have risen during the pandemic. During the last 18 months, the York County Children's Advocacy Center performed more than 300 forensic interviews of children - the highest rates the Center has ever seen.
Please consider donating to our Blues for Bucks fundraiser to support our CACYC - allowing us to increase resources to respond to the growing demand for services, and ensure that every child and family receives the support they need.
(You can even choose to give to your favorite York County police department to help them take the lead!)
Thank You to the Following Participating Agencies:
York Police Department
Sanford Police Department
Kittery Police Department
Ogunquit Police Department
Eliot Police Department
Wells Police Department
South Berwick Police Department
Kennebunkport Police Department
Kennebunk Police Department
Buxton Police Department
Berwick Police Department
We would love to have 100% participation from all law enforcement agencies in York County! It is not too late to join the campaign! Contact JenniferU@sarssm.org to get started!