Sunlight Children’s Advocacy and Rights Foundation (SCARF) celebrated many things during the month of April, which was National Child Abuse Prevention month. Several Butler County City Councils signed Proclamations. This month and throughout the year, SCARF encourages everyone to remember their role in making their community a better place for children and families. This can be accomplished by helping parents have the knowledge, skills and resources available to them to care for their children and to prevent abuse and neglect.

Local schools held events to help raise money and awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month, as did many businesses. SCARF also held a fundraiser at Freddy’s Frozen Custard in El Dorado to help promote Child Abuse Prevention month.

SCARF currently has two programs: Sunlight Child Advocacy Center and Sunshine Children’s Home. Sunlight Child Advocacy Center (CAC) opened in March 2007. The CAC recently celebrated its tenth anniversary of operating in El Dorado, Kansas with a remodel of their offices. The CAC has served more than 1,350 children in that time. Sunshine Children’s Home opened in October 2014 and has served more than 1,100 children in need of short term emergency placement.

The annual fundraiser for SCARF was held this month, with a great response from our community and supporters. They helped make this year’s Buckaroo Ball one of the most successful fundraisers to date. The SCARF staff and board want to say thank you for all the support and community involvement this month and throughout the year. With your support, we can continue to provide quality resources and services to children and families in Butler County and beyond.

For more information about our programs or how you can help, please visit us online at www.scarfks.org.