Lambs To Protect Kids Nationwide
Special program to raise child abuse awareness scheduled for:
May 30-June 30, Child Abuse Awareness Bulletin
Do your part for the silent lambs and help raise child protection awareness with religious institutions in your area. The attachment below is a simple two page announcement that identifies the signs of abuse and what to do if your child becomes a victim of crime. The "bulletin" is designed to be posted on information board with contact information for reporting abuse. [Click Here] to review and print out in MS WORD format. The stuffed lambs stands for children that have been silenced due to abuse. Deliver the bulletin along with a stuffed lamb to local churches in your area to offer a positive message.
You have the option to find stuffed lambs locally to deliver with each bulletin. One options might be going to "good will" stores and find second hand stuffed lambs for a very inexpensive price the more battered or abused the better. Isn't that the point? A gift of a stuffed toy is hard to turn down and is non confrontational to the recipient. The stuffed lamb also makes it easier to hold the bulletin in the door and draws attention to it. In the event you cannot find stuffed lambs we have a picture in MSWORD format you can use instead to review and down load [Click Here]
The procedure is simple just take the poster to your copy shop and make as many copies as you may need. Then locate religious institutions in your local phone book take note of the key locations in your area. Make up a list and use a city map to find the most efficient route to each location. Plan your arrival in the morning between 10:00 am to 11:30 am . If in the afternoon plan your visit between 1:45 pm to 5:00 pm. This can allow you to call at several locations to leave the material without having to speak with someone.
What should you do if someone is there? Simply smile look them in the eye and be friendly. If it is a man offer a greeting and shake hands. Then you might say something along the lines:
My name is ____ and I wish to offer a gift to your group to highlight the importance of protecting our children. Don't you think that is important?
(At this point hand them a stuffed lamb and the bulletin folded)
Then conclude with:
Thank you for talking with me, I have several more visits to make, have a nice day.
Remember to be kind as most often the person you are talking with may not know or is not informed about this issue. Avoid confrontational comments that might put them on the defensive. You have a simple message, it is positive, it can protect children. When they read the bulletin they will see the positive nature of the message and will have an opportunity to educate members further. If you use the press information you may also deliver the "press release" to the religious institution also.
After delivery post your results on the silentlambs guestbook! Report the number of locations visited and what the names were. You can look on the meeting time sign for that information. If you have a digital camera take a picture of each location you call at and we will put that up on a special page along with a report of the total number of institutions that had lambs delivered and where they were located. Let's see if we can deliver one thousand lambs to churches across the USA and make a positive statement as well as a reminder for protecting children.