Make a difference for your friends and neighbors at home:

  • Bring a meal or diapers to new parents. Ask every once in awhile if they could use any help.
  • Befriend your neighbors. Help neighborhood children.
  • Go to a parent-teacher group meeting.
  • Volunteer at story-time at the library.
  • Educate yourself about legislature affecting children and families.
  • Put up a pinwheel display or yard sign during April to show your concern for children.
  • Report child abuse when you see it.
  • Volunteer for a youth-serving organization, be a mentor, a court advocate, a baby-rocker…
  • Volunteer at your child’s school.
  • Coach a youth sports team.
  • Challenge your employer, place of worship, school, or neighborhood group to create a pinwheel display for child abuse prevention month in April each year.
  • New opportunities are always presenting themselves. Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for new information.

Make a difference through your business, community group, school:

  • Figure out what you already do for kids. Do it more and with consistency. Challenge your competitors to do the same.
  • Attend the annual Our Kids: Our Business capstone event in April for Child Abuse Prevention Month.
  • Send a group to volunteer for a day at a school or youth-serving organization.
  • Offer a flexible work schedule to be family-friendly.
  • Include parenting resources in the same area you display other human resources information.
  • Create a pinwheel display in April to show your concern for children and families. Challenge your competitors to do the same. Post pictures on our Facebook page.
  • Invite a speaker from the SPO-CAN Council to speak with your group for a brown-bag lunch.
  • Be a “Safe Place” for kids.
  • Value and support parents.
  • Direct your human resources office to familiarize itself with parenting resources and help parents find appropriate community supports when they’re in need.
  • Attend a SPO-CAN Council meeting and become a member!