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Eat-Off Benefits Child Abuse Prevention Month

Eat-Off Benefits Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  To highlight the team effort required to treat abused, neglected, and at-risk children, Izzy’s president John Geisen coordinated an “Eat-Off” between employees of the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky and Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. The goal for the competition is simple: to help increase community awareness of child abuse/neglect and the organizations working hard every day to provide treatment for children in need.

The Sandwich:

To celebrate its 110th Anniversary, Izzy’s created the 110 Reuben – a 5-pound sandwich designed for food competitions. 

The Competition:

Izzy’s will bring the 110 Reuben to the Devou Park campus of Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 11:30AM for an eating contest involving representatives from both children’s agencies.  The competition takes place on the front lawn overlooking the Ohio River and the area’s well-known bridges.  Onlookers will witness - in a fun way - the serious efforts and teamwork being undertaken by two non-profit organizations with strong foundations in Northern Kentucky.  Four employees from each organization will be divided into two mixed teams to emphasize the importance of community bridge building and teamwork. The two teams will compete to see who can consume the five pounds of sandwich first. 

The Real Winner:

The real winner in this competition is the children benefiting from the services of both homes.   This month and throughout the year, Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home and Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky work as bridge builders to care for children in need.  The Izzy’s “Eat-Off” is just one of many events taking place during National Child Abuse Prevention Month to highlight the important work being undertaken by organizations focused on caring for abused, neglected, and at-risk children. By ensuring parents and guardians have the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to provide safe, nurturing environments for their children, these organizations help prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families and communities.

 

About Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky

Founded in 1882, Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky operates two campuses – one in Burlington and the other in Covington’s Devou Park. CHNK carries out its mission to be a community leader providing children and families opportunity and hope for better lives by offering both a residential treatment program and intensive in-home services. Last year, the Home impacted over 800 children and families in a total of 38 counties. For more information about CHNK, please visit www.chnk.org or contact Rick W. Wurth, Vice President for Development, at 859.261.8768.

About Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home

Diocesan Catholic Children's Home is a multiservice agency offering Residential Treatment for children ages 6 to 14 with moderate to severe emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. DCCH also offers Therapeutic Foster Care Services, Adoption Services, Private adoption home studies, and Training services. Crossing the span of over 160 Years, the Diocesan Catholic Children's Home has served the needs of more than 3000 children in Northern Kentucky.  For more information about DCCH, please visit www.dcchome.org or contact Sr. Jean Marie Hoffman, Executive Director at 859.331.2040

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