Join us on March 5th for the Blue & White Ball!  
Held at the historic Bolling Haxall House, this event benefits Greater Richmond SCAN and its five programs to prevent and treat child abuse within our community.

Hosted by SCAN's Board of Young Professionals, this black tie optional event is a night of
dancing, cocktails, food, and fun!


 
Tickets on sale now for $80/per guest!
Ticket price will go up to $85/ticket after February 5th! 

Enjoy live music from Another Level!
 
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Please email Kristen Read at
kread@grscan.com with any questions.  

Richmond CASA Welcomes Cristi Head

Cristi Head has been involved in the field of violence against women and children for 15 years. While working towards her Law Degree in 2004, Cristi spent 2 months in Cambodia working on anti-predatory sex tourism related to children and minors. She also held the position of Assistant Commonwealths Attorney in Fairfax County handling domestic violence cases.

In November, Cristi joined SCAN as the part-time Volunteer Coordinator and Case Manager for Richmond CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). In her role as Volunteer Coordinator, Cristi recruits CASA Volunteers, helps with trainings, retention, and volunteer recognition. As a Case Manager, Cristi manages two CASA's, supporting them throughout their cases.

"I was looking to join a non-profit that was well run, established, and gave me the opportunity to learn from those around me," said Cristi. "SCAN is a productive and positive organization with dedicated staff and volunteers. I enjoy coming to work each day."

Each Richmond CASA staff member is required to take a case as a CASA. "I just received my case, which I will work on for about a year and a half. I am really excited for this opportunity, because it is so important to understand what our CASA Volunteers experience," said Cristi.

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For more information on Richmond CASA, click here
Santa Shop Helps Over 300 Children During the Holidays 

This year's Santa Shop helped 100 families and over 300 children enjoy a brighter holiday. Each child received 2-4 gifts, beautifully wrapped and chosen by their parent or guardian.

Volunteers helped organize and sort the many toys donated into different age categories, to help parents and guardians easily shop and choose the best gifts for each child.

Volunteers also helped decorate the space to provide a wonderful holiday theme for the children visiting the Santa Shop. While the parents shopped, the children were able to enjoy pictures with Santa, holiday crafts, and holiday movies.
 
Thank you to the James Center for hosting this event for the 4th year in a row, and partnering with SCAN for the Grand Illumination toy drive.
 
Thank you to the following for donating gifts, supplies, and volunteers!
 
CarMax
Troutman Sanders
Sheltering Arms
Banana Republic
Tuckahoe Woman's Club
St. Catherine's School
BNI
301 Auto Repair
Ryan Homes
KPMG
Metro Bar & Grill
 
And all those who personally donated to SCAN, donated during our Happy Hour Toy Drive at Metro, and during our toy drive at the James Center.

Thank You Notes from the Families

"I can't begin to express how thankful I am! You guys are angels sent from heaven for real. If I can help give back in any way, please let me know."

"We thank you for your time, caring hearts, and friendly faces. We hope your Christmas is as filled with love as you have made ours."

"This has been a tough end of the year. Thank you for putting a smile on my baby's face. Happy Holidays."

"Thank you SO, SO, SO much. You have truly made this Christmas for my daughter and I. To see her face on Christmas morning is going to mean the world to me. Thank you!"

"I would like to say thanks for the blessings I'm about to receive for my children. This is truly a blessing. All of my children are blessed to be a part of the SCAN Program. Thank you guys!"
 
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SCAN-IT
Vol. 60,  January 2016 
Board Member  
Erin Jewett  
Erin Jewett joined SCAN's Board of Directors this year, and has since enjoyed a positive and engaging experience getting to know fellow Board Members. "I have enjoyed working with other Board Members on projects within SCAN, while learning about their experience on the Board, and why they support this cause," said Erin.
 
"As a table captain at this year's Child Advocates Breakfast, I was thrilled to see the response from my friends when asked to join me in supporting SCAN," said Erin. "Because of SCAN's great reputation and strong leadership as a non-profit in the community, they had no hesitation to help support the cause."

As a member of the Board of Directors, Erin has attended a Richmond CASA court hearing. "Attending the CASA court hearing was such a moving and shocking experience," said Erin. "It really exposed the reality of what happens to children in our community."
 
For more information on SCAN's Board of Directors, click here.

Satellite CAC in Henrico to Open in February

SCAN is pleased to announce the opening of a satellite Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Henrico. This has been made possible by the hard work of SCAN supporters and our wonderful MDT partners in Henrico County.

We will be hosting a reception to celebrate this new space on
March 15th from 5:30-7:00.

For more information, please email Kristen Read at kread@grscan.com.


SCAN is honored to be one of the benefiting organizations of Deep Run High School's 10th Annual Marathon Dance!  
 
This fundraiser benefits local community charities, with Deep Run High School students of all grades, coming together to raise money for these causes. Money is raised through ongoing community fundraisers, and a marathon dance lasting for 27 hours, where students dance continuously.

February 18th 
Short Pump Bowl America 6PM-8PM

February 21st 
DRMD Zumba 2PM-4PM

February 22th 
Chipotle 3-9PM

March 2nd 
DRMD Jumpology Spirit Night 3-5PM

March 11th 
Pancake Supper 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

March 12th 
Midas Blood Drive 10AM-4PM

March 18th and 19th 
DRHS 10th Annual Marathon Dance
 
Click here for more information on these events!
Abes for Babes is a grassroots campaign that is focused on engaging the community in the fight against child abuse and neglect with the simple mind set;
 
"Have a penny? Help a child."

SCAN is working with local businesses, schools and other organizations to collect pennies and change in support of SCAN's services.
 
You can join by having a collection jar in your office, business, church, home or other locations. SCAN staff and volunteers will collect and count all change.

If you would like to receive a jar to start collecting, please contact David at
dlefebvre@grscan.com or
804-257-7226 x103.
 
SCAN Greeting Cards


These fun greeting cards are available with a suggested donation of $10 to SCAN.
Pack of 8 blank cards (2 of each design), with envelopes.

Contact Kristen Read to order yours!
kread@grscan.com
Snacks Needed!

SCAN is in need of healthy snacks for our children's groups. If you would like to donate or hold a snack drive, please email Kristen Read at kread@grscan.com.

Snacks can be dropped off to the SCAN office at 103 East Grace Street.
 

Save the Date!

    

Saturday April 30, 2016

 

 

For more information, please contact Kristen

Read at kread@grscan.com or
804-257-7226 x106. 

 

 
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