Saturday Denise Roberts from Patsy's House stopped by the Newschannel 6 studio to explain the work her foundation is doing to help children. Patsy's House is one of 69 childcare's advocacy centers located throughout the state of Texas. Patsy's House is a place where children and non offending family members can come when there has been abuse that has happened.
"April is child abuse prevention and awareness month nationally, so we have a kickoff event at Patterson Honda it is from 12-3 and it will be just a day of fun for us to give back to the community and bring awareness to the abuse," said Denise Roberts of Patsy's House.
The event kicks off on April 2nd Roberts said that both Police Officers Association and the Fort Worth Zoo will be there as well with animals, hot dogs, bounce houses, and all sorts of things that children will love. A total of 1,724 Pinwheels will be placed in the ground at the Patterson Honda Dealership to represent the exact number of child abuse cases that were investigated in Wichita County.
"Our goal is to pull every pinwheel out of the ground," said Roberts.
The pinwheels are about $20 each. Every time a pinwheel is sold it's pulled out of the ground and handed to the buyer as a symbol of their support to prevent child abuse from happening.
"Effectively we would like to symbolically wipe out child abuse as our goal," said Roberts.
Those funds get pushed back into the Patsy's House organization to go towards all sorts of financial, legal, emotional, mental, and medical support that a child abuse victim would need after going through what is an unimaginable experience. If you would like to help in any way you can contact Patsy's House by viewing their website and contact information. Click HERE to be brought directly to the organization's website.