April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

Thank you, 2018 Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month Sponsors and In-Kind Donors!

Upcoming Events


April 6 – Blue Friday – Local businesses are invited to encourage employees to wear blue to honor all victims of child abuse and those dedicated to helping them and their families.  Smith County’s annual Child Abuse Awareness Proclamation Day will be hosted by Tyler Independent School District at Griffin Elementary from 12:00-12:30 pm, where there will be a short program and a balloon release.

April 19 – UT Tyler Blue Day – The UT Tyler Women’s Soccer Team is helping the cause by encouraging students to wear blue to class, and will provide a slice of pizza, courtesy of Marco’s Pizza, to the first 100 students wearing blue at the Children’s Advocacy Center booth in the University Center between 101:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Information about CAC’s volunteer opportunities will be available.

April 24 – East Texas Giving Day – The CAC will participate in East Texas Communities Foundation’s 18-hour Giving Day that provides critical funds to area non-profits. A lead gift of $5,000 has been donated by WRL General Contractors, Ltd. to encourage community businesses and individuals to join the fight against child abuse.  In addition, Chuy’s in Tyler will host a “Give Back Day”, where a portion of their day’s proceeds will be donated to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County when customers present the CAC Giveback Day Facebook ad or CAC flyer.

April 29 – Blue Sunday – Smith County churches are asked to observe an international day of awareness among faith communities for Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.  Congregations will pray for victims and their families, and offer financial support for CAC’s programs and services.


For more information on partnering with CAC, please contact Kaylen Clakley,  Kaylen@cacsmithcounty.org, 903-533-1880.

Thank you, 2017 Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month Sponsors and In-Kind Donors!

April 2017 Child Abuse Awareness Activities Calendar

Plant a Pinwheel, April 1-30
Show your commitment to fighting child abuse in our community with your purchase of a custom 30” wooden pinwheel yard sign, each one uniquely designed and hand painted by TJC art students and children currently in therapy at CAC. Download the Pinwheel Order Form and pay online.

CANCELED Sunday, April 2, 1 PM
TJC Baseball at Mike Carter Field
Mention CAC for FREE admission and family fun as the Apaches Strike Out Child Abuse vs. HCC.

Thursday, April 6, 7-9 PM
Paint It Forward at Pinot’s Palette
322 E SE Loop 323 #156
Paint, snack and have a great time while raising funds for CAC! Get your friends together and register NOW at Pinot’s Palette.

Saturday, April 8, 10 AM-2 PM

Kids Fest 2017 at Broadway Square Mall
FREE fun and games. Be sure to visit the CAC booth!

& Thursday, April 11 & 13, 5:30-7:30 PM
Gallery Main Street, Downtown on the Square
FREE! Make a beautiful pinwheel to be planted at Pinwheels in the Park.

Wednesday, April 19, ALL DAY
On The Border Mexican Grill
corner of Loop 323 at Broadway
Time to eat Mexican food! Present the enclosed flyer or mention Children’s Advocacy Center for a portion of the day’s proceeds to be donated to help fight child abuse in Smith County.

Saturday, April 29, 9 AM-Noon
Pinwheels in the Park at The Children’s Park
corner of E. Dobbs Street at Broadway
admission! Plant a pinwheel for child abuse awareness, enjoy pinwheel crafts, family friendly activities and food by Chick-fil-A and other vendors.