The event aims to raise funds for the prevention of child abuse and neglect statewide


LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – Supporters of preventing child abuse and neglect can make a difference in the lives of Michigan children and families by participating in the 19th Annual Pam Virtual Auction Posthumus Signature.

Supporters can help fund child abuse prevention programs in Michigan’s 83 counties by bidding on sports and concert tickets, travel packages and more when the virtual event takes place on Tuesday, September 28 at 19 ‘o clock.

The event aims to raise $ 500,000 in crucial funds for the Children’s Trust Fund, a program of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The money raised through the auction funds programs such as pantries, safe sleep, prevention of shaken baby syndrome, support for child development, prevention of negative childhood experiences, and more.

In addition, it supports other targeted services that allow local partners statewide to continue to provide education, training and other child abuse and neglect prevention programs.

“The Pam Posthumus Signature auction is a sign of hope for children and families in Michigan,” said Suzanne Greenberg, Executive Director of the Children’s Trust Fund. “Funding raised through this auction helps strengthen families and communities across the state by educating and supporting them about the safety, health and well-being of children. Child abuse and neglect is preventable when we work together, and I encourage the Michiganders to support this crucial event for children.

The auction is named after Pam Posthumus, who was a strong advocate for the prevention of child abuse. Posthumus was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Children’s Trust Fund in 1997 and became its Chairman in 2002. The event is made possible by the State of Michigan, the Michigan Legislature and sponsors such as Cinnaire , DTE, Jackson, and many other organizations and individuals.

Private donations and state funding can be multiplied by federal funding from the Children’s Trust Fund.

To register for the event or make a donation, Click here.

To learn more about the Children’s Trust Fund (and to find out where the program is near you) and its efforts to end child abuse, visit its website.

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