SCAN's Milestones 


As we look toward the end of this year and into 2015, we are grateful to celebrate some significant anniversaries in the life of SCAN. Jeanine Harper, Executive Director of SCAN, celebrates 15 years in her leadership role. Jeanine continues to carry the important mission and work of SCAN as it evolves and expands throughout our community.


In November, we celebrate 10 years of the work of the Child Advocacy Center (CAC). Since its opening in 2004, the CAC has provided a place of hope and healing for children and families. The work of the CAC improves the investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases. It is a place for collaboration between the adults who ensure children's safety and wellbeing, including medical personnel, law enforcement, and Child Protective Services professionals.


To celebrate and honor the work of the CAC, we will be gathering current and past colleagues along with supporters of the CAC on November 17th to enjoy an evening of fellowship and fun. It will be held at the CAC and will begin at 5pm and offer light refreshments and appetizers.


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Thank you for joining us for an evening of
fun and fashion at
Fashion Night Out!
Your support at SCAN's third annual Fashion Night Out helped raise more than $16,000 toward SCAN's work to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect in our community.      

Thank you to Franco's for their continued support and partnership making this event possible.


 Thank you to our sponsors.


F. Richard Wilton Jr


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from the event.



Please consider donating items on our Wish List.


Small water bottles, snacks, Halloween costumes, small spiral journals, lockable diaries, diapers size 1, 2, and 4, small candy treats,  

clothes for 3 and 4 yr. old boys.

Donations can be dropped off at the SCAN office located at 103 E Grace Street. For questions, please call Joan Cameron at 804-257-7226 x104 or email


Get Ready to Grow For the Kids


The Richmond chapter of Mustaches for KidsŪ (M4K Richmond) are kicking off their annual mustache growing fundraiser. What began as a somewhat bizarre and humorous fundraising concept has grown into an active 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Organization with over 120 annual growers raising $90,000 in 2013 and more than $200,000 cumulatively since 2003.


SCAN has been a benefiting organization for the last 3 years with over $60,000 donated to SCAN during that time.


The 2014 Growing Season kicks off on November 5th from 5pm-8pm at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and extends through December 5th. During the four-week Growing Season, each Grower sprouts mustaches. Per the bylaws they shave their faces except for the mustache a minimum of one time per week and solicit donations from friends, family, co-workers, and people in the community.

Please consider participating and supporting this great organization!


Schedule of Events

  • Kickoff Event- 11/05/2014-Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
  • Southside Weekly - Sportspage Midlothian - Tuesdays: (11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2)
  • Downtown/West End Weekly - Mekong- Wednesdays: (11/12, 11/19, 11/25**, 12/3)
  • 'Stache Bash-12/05/2014 - Hardywood Park Craft Brewer


If you would like more information on participating or sponsoring please visit or email


Shop with Amazon Smile

Doing some shopping online?  

Consider doing it through Amazon and designating SCAN as your charity of choice. We will receive donations worth 0.5% of all purchases quarterly.    



Type in "Greater Richmond SCAN" when you search for charities to add and you will see us! When you chose SCAN, you will see at line at the very top of your shopping screen that you are supporting us.


Stewards of Children Trainings


Please join us for the revolutionary child sexual abuse prevention training. You have the power to prevent child sexual abuse.  


Our trainings are held at the Greater Richmond  

SCAN office.

 103 E. Grace Street

Richmond, VA 23219.


The trainings are from  

6 to 8:30 p.m.


Upcoming training dates:

November 20

December 18


Cost is $20 per person, a pizza dinner is included.

We can also come to your location and provide this training for $10 per person.  


For questions or to register, please email Margo Buchanan at


Learn more about the trainings at


Vol. 48,  October

Thank you

HandsOn Richmond!


1 day with over 1000 volunteers; 60 projects across  

Metro Richmond.


Thank you to VCU School of Medicine Harris Society and UPS volunteers who helped us organize and build storage in our Child Advocacy Center basement during
HandsOn Day 2014.  

Your hard work and time dedicated to help SCAN was so appreciated.


Sam Dibert Gives

Back to SCAN 

As a native Richmonder, Sam Dibert has always known he wanted to give back to his community. Growing up, Sam said he always had great role models who led the way for his involvement with SCAN. "My parents and grandparents were always dedicated to charitable organizations and helping their community. It was a natural choice for me to become involved and give back."


Currently Sam is Sales Manager for a family business, Dibert Valve and Fitting Company, and a 2008 graduate from Virginia Tech. He joined the Board of Young Professionals more than 2 years ago and has been an active Board member and dedicated supporter of SCAN's mission.


"The choice to get involved with SCAN was easy. You can see the impact of the work SCAN does within the community and the lives they touch." said Sam. "SCAN's impact does not just stop with the children they serve, but can extend to an entire family, generations to come, and the surrounding community."


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Thank you!


Thank you Carmax volunteers for helping with a storage project at our  

SCAN office.




Shops at 5807 Holiday Event
December 3, 2014


Bourbon Street at the Tuckahoe

February 21, 2015


 April 18, 2015


Race to Protect Children 5k Run/Walk and Children's Festival

May 2, 2015


 Call or email Kristen Read for information about any of these events.

(804) 257-7226 x106

Trauma Information Intervention for Preschoolers

An Inter-Disciplinary Approach


November 19, 2014


Student Commons: Richmond Salons

Virginia Commonwealth University

Free-Everyone Welcome


This 2 hour workshop will provide an overview of the essential best practice components of trauma information treatment response with preschoolers who have experienced trauma. The presentation combines the expertise of occupational therapists, social workers and early childhood educators to demonstrate the essential role each discipline contributes and the importance of using interdisciplinary approach.


This workshop is made possible through a community engagement grant from VCU, enabling SCAN to enrich our program with even more sensory motor experiences for children while providing more of the therapeutic services they need to heal. Joining occupational therapy students and social work students in collaborative learning and practice, is an exciting opportunity to enable the essential inter-professional work necessary to become successful professionals in helping children who have experienced developmental trauma.


For more information contact Lawrencine Smith -  


Give a Hand  

SCAN Holiday Program


Honor your friends, family, teachers and co-workers this holiday season with  

the gift of giving.

In lieu of a material gift this year, make a donation to SCAN in honor of someone special and your special someone will receive a SCAN holiday card noting your contribution.  

Your donation will help prevent and treat child abuse in the Greater Richmond area, and provide a meaningful gift of giving back this holiday season.


For more information on how to Give a Hand to SCAN this holiday season, please contact Jana Blue at


Donate through Workplace Giving Campaigns:

United Way Campaign:
#3343 (please also list SCAN)

Combined Federal
Campaign (CFC): #82607

Local Government
& Schools (LGS): #166

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC): #3646  


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