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

held at West Broad Village 





Join us on Saturday  

May 2, 2015, for a family friendly community event benefiting Greater Richmond SCAN.





The 1 mile Kids Run will begin at 8:30am, followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 9:00am. The race is flat and walker friendly! The Children's Festival will begin at 9am, and offer fun activities and performances for children and families.


Click here to learn more and register!  


 For questions, and more information on how you can get involved, please email Kristen Read at [email protected] or call 804-257-7226 x106.



 Thank you for your support at SCAN's Bourbon Street Ball   


Because of your support, SCAN was able to raise over $20,000 to continue our work to prevent and treat child abuse in the Greater Richmond area.





Thank You to Our Sponsors


Kings of Carnival Sponsor

Sam and Susanne Dibert


Bouef Gras Sponsor

Mustaches 4 Kids

Impact Makers

Owens & Minor   


Why Not?  


Krewe Sponsor


The Byrd Family  

Cowart Mortgage Team and First 

Heritage Mortgage

Visual Chefs

The PACE of Real Estate Group with Keller Williams Realty

Social 52 

Kristina Holt

Ms. Babs Nursery


Bar Sponsor

 The Read Family 
Sam & Meredith Dibert

Ardent Craft Ales


 A Special Thank You to the Following

George Tsipas


Sysco of Hampton Roads


Frosting's Cupcake Shoppe

Brian Crockett

Keli Keener

Thank You!


Thank you to
for holding Dining for Dollars
benefiting SCAN.

Local Girl Scouts held their annual World Thinking Day
on February 20th.

This year's theme was raising awareness of local non-profits. Cadette Troop 201, a Collegiate 6th grade troop, selected SCAN as their nonprofit  . From their SCAN booth, the girls educated other girl scouts and leaders about SCAN's five programs, gave tips and passed out cards on how girl scouts can help SCAN, and made pinwheel crafts to be donated to SCAN.




 April 18, 2015



Vol. 51,  February 2015

Join Greater Richmond SCAN this April for   

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

to help prevent child abuse and raise awareness in our community.


How You Can Help

  • Display Pinwheels or plant a Pinwheel Garden in honor of children. A donation of $1 per pinwheel is greatly appreciated.
  • Collect healthy snacks and/or art supplies for use in SCAN's children's programs.
  • Have a Casual Day during which staff members can wear relaxed attire in exchange for a $5 donation to Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now.)  
  • Invite a SCAN representative to talk to staff members about the issue of child abuse, child abuse prevention, and ways they can help keep children safe.  
  • Sponsor an onsite Parenting Seminar for employees to attend.  
  • Sponsor a Stewards of Children training to educate your staff, friends, family, or faith community about child sexual abuse and how to prevent it.
  • Purchase pinwheel pins for your staff to wear. Cost is $5 per pin or groups of 6 for $25.


The pinwheel is a happy, uplifting symbol of childhood and can be used in a number of ways to draw attention to the prevention of  

child abuse and neglect. 



For questions and to get involved, please contact Margo Buchanan at [email protected].

Why We Believe in SCAN

SCAN Staff Members and Board of Young Professional (BYP) members provide insight into their dedication and passion for SCAN's work.  


"Because I care about my community, and the community starts with children."  

- BYP Member


"I support SCAN because it protects and supports the most vulnerable members of our community: children. The work they do provides immediate support to people who are in desperate need of it. SCAN is just a small group of extremely dedicated individuals, but the positive effect they have on the community is immeasurable."  

- BYP Member


"I work for SCAN because it is a mission I can believe in, a cause that benefits not only the children and families we work with, but the community as a whole. If more families received these services earlier on in their journey, just maybe our children would be successful in breaking the cycle of abuse."  

- SCAN Staff


"I think it is important to support an organization that levels the playing field for the children and parents in our community. SCAN speaks for children who have no voice, provides parenting resources that make for a community of stronger families, and advocates for all children and families in the metro area. With my help I hope SCAN is able to continue their work and reach more children and families."

- BYP Member


"I work for SCAN because I am passionate about our goals at the CAC to help children and families heal from trauma. It is also a privilege to work alongside so many dedicated professionals at SCAN." -SCAN Staff  


"I work for Richmond CASA under Greater Richmond SCAN because I believe in our collective missions to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect through mechanisms of advocacy, education, empowerment, and community action. In all of our work, we aim to change the life of a child, a caregiver, and promote positive families in our community. Who wouldn't want to be part of such a process of change? One family, one child at a time, I believe that we make a difference every single day." - SCAN Staff


SCAN will host the
7th Annual Prevent-A-Thon
during April 2015.

SCAN will offer daily
Stewards of Children trainings *free* of charge to all participants. These trainings will be conducted in 2-hour time slots.


Stewards of Children is an internationally recognized revolutionary training that educates adults about how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This program was created by Darkness to Light. Stewards of Children is ideal for parents, staff and volunteers in youth-serving organizations and concerned community members. 


For questions and to get involved, please contact Margo Buchanan at [email protected].

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

(804) 257-7226 x106


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