Alexandria Friday 3 December radiothon seeks to end child abuse


It’s a huge goal, but progress is being made, according to those trying to make their communities safer.

And this Friday, December 3, their efforts will intensify at the 32nd Annual Radiothon to End Child Abuse.

KIK-FM 100.7 and COOL 94.3 are teaming up again with the Douglas County Child Abuse Prevention Council, Grant County Child and Youth Council and Todd County PEACE Council to present the radiothon.

Both radio stations will broadcast live, non-stop, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, December 3, in the parking lot of Elden.

Here’s how people can help:

  • Call a pledge during the Radiothon at 320-762-2154.

  • Text ALEXRADIOTHON to 44321.

  • Send a pledge to KIKV Radio, c / o Hubbard Radio Alexandria, 604 3rd Ave. W., Alexandria, MN 56308.

  • Round off the quantity of your groceries at Elden’s Fresh Foods.

Ann Challes of the Douglas County Child Abuse Prevention Council said the radiothon donation will support the following causes:

United communities for non-violence or UCAN Inc. Its mission is to transform the community and the lives of those affected by domestic violence through support, awareness, education and participation. Website: The grants supported education and awareness efforts for October Domestic Violence Awareness Month, including the Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence March, the annual Domestic Violence Awareness Luncheon and a campaign. display.

A safe place works to create safer communities in West Central Minnesota by providing high quality services to victims of crime. The agency has 10 community advocacy offices run by staff and volunteers who are trained to provide assistance to victims, survivors, families and friends affected by crime. These crimes include domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, as well as other crimes such as harassment, stalking, elder abuse and homicide. Call 320-762-1995 for assistance or more information.

PLUS Kids (Parents love us children) is designed to provide a positive, neutral and safe environment for the exchange or supervised visit of children by separated parents in cases where the visit would otherwise be difficult due to issues of conflict or abuse. Services are offered to help prevent children from witnessing and / or experiencing unhealthy behavior among family members. The services available are supervised parenting time, secure exchange, supervised parenting time, supervised phone calls, Zoom calls. Parenting education program courses are offered. Visit or call 320-762-4100

Early childhood initiative. Its mission is to make Douglas County the best place for children to grow, thrive and reach their full potential. The initiative consists of a team of professional community partners who work directly with young children. Call 320-219-0349.

Brandon-Evansville Preschool Education understands that families are your child’s first and most important teachers. Its educational staff provide a safe and nurturing environment that is child-centered and promotes healthy growth and development. For more information, call 320-834-4084.

Public Health Horizon offers a variety of free home visiting programs to all families. A registered nurse can complement prenatal, postpartum, or ongoing parental support home visiting services. Services are offered to pregnant women and families with children 0 to 3 years old. The nurses in Horizon’s home visiting programs encourage mothers, fathers, or anyone else who primarily cares for the child to participate in the visit. Dial 320-763-6018 or 800-450-4177.


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