Monday, August 18, 2014

September is once again designated as National Child Awareness Month by U.S. Senate!

Festival of Children Foundation is pleased to announce that the United States Senate has designated September 2014 as National Child Awareness Month (NCAM).  Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) co-sponsored Senate Resolution 503, which passed by unanimous consent on July 16, 2014 designating September 2014 as National Child Awareness Month.  September 2014 marks the 7th consecutive year for the designation.

"Nonprofits and charities in our local communities play a critical role in helping our children succeed.  They help children learn, improve access to health care and aid in the development of skills needed to live happy, healthy lives.  I'm pleased the Senate unanimously designated September as National Child Awareness Month to remind us that children are our future and we all play a role in helping them thrive," said Senator Dianne Feinstein.

The history behind the recognition of NCAM can be attributed to Sandy Segerstrom Daniels, Founder & Executive Director of Festival of Children Foundation.  Sandy has been diligent in raising awareness of issues facing youth across the country through the local, state and federal political processes.

NCAM is meant to raise awareness for all children's charities nationwide.  The four guiding principles of NCAM are:

Nurture one child, that's all it takes to make a difference.
Children are the future of philanthropy.  It's our responsibility to teach them the importance of sharing and giving back.
Actions speak louder than words.  Find a children's charity that's important to you and get involved.
Many hands make light work.  So join forces with those who share your goals and dreams.

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