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St. Joseph Children’s Home and Kosair Charities® will celebrate two Silent Messenger statues on St. Joe’s Frankfort Avenue campus

Dr. Terry Brooks, Executive Director of Kentucky Youth Advocates announces partnership

 between St. Joe’s and the Face It® movement
Thursday, July 14 at 10 a.m.

What:   St. Joseph Children’s Home and Kosair Charities Silent Messenger statue celebration; announcement of St. Joe’s partnership with the FACE IT movement to end child abuse in Kentucky.

When:   Thursday, July 14, 10:00 a.m.

Where:    St. Joseph Children’s Home, 2823 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY  40206, front lawn St. Joseph Children’s Home will host a celebration of two new Kosair Charities Silent Messenger statues located on St. Joe’s Frankfort Avenue campus.  The statues are located at Frankfort Avenue and Brownsboro Road entrances to the property.   Last year Kosair Charities committed $1 million to St. Joe’s kids, specifically the construction of new residential cottages for up to 48 of Kentucky’s most abused and neglected children ages 5-14.

The Silent Messenger statues at St. Joe’s signify Kosair Charities’ commitment to the health and well being of kids in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.  They are synonymous with the Shriners mission to help children.   The celebration falls almost one year following ribbon cutting in July 2015 at which Kosair Charities announced their $1 million financial commitment.

The Face It® Movement, conceived and created in 2012 as a response to the public outcry against the increasing number of child abuse deaths in the Commonwealth, officially launched on April 9, 2013, as a 10-year initiative led by Kosair Charities; its vision is that by 2023 all children in Jefferson County will be free from abuse and neglect. Face It directly addresses the increasingly unacceptable number of child abuse deaths in Jefferson County and the surrounding areas with best practices in child abuse prevention, community engagement and the promotion of effective policies to improve the child welfare system.

Follow Face It® on:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faceitabuse
Twitter: https://twitter.com/faceitabuse.

The event is open the public.

More information can be found at www.sjkids.org, or by calling 502.893.0241. St. Joseph Children’s Home hosts three programs:  residential treatment, foster care and adoption and a child development center.  For more information about these programs please visit:  www.sjkids.org.  St. Joe’s was founded in 1849.

Contact:  Andrea Pridham, Development Director, 502.893.0241, andreap@sjkids.org

Kosair Charities Media Contact: Erin Jones, 502.774.0767, erin@inmodemarketing.com

SAVE THE DATE: 5th Annual Reach Out for Kosair Kids® Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Cave City Convention Center

(Cave City, KY, June 29, 2016). The fifth annual Reach Out for Kosair Kids® is scheduled for Saturday, August 6th, at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City, Kentucky.  The event kicks off with a parade at 8 a.m. (CDT) and activities begin at 9 a.m. (CDT).

This FREE event has many no cost kid-friendly activities and other games that are only a coin. New this year is the kids’ costume parade that will begin at 9:45 a.m. (CDT), pie in the face game along with many other new games for kids. It’s a day filled with many activities for the entire family!

Reach Out for Kosair Kids® is a fundraiser for Kosair Charities® and hosted by the Glasgow Shrine Club. Since 2012, over $91,700 has been raised for Kosair Charities.

Kids 18 and under can play games to win tricycles, bicycles, XBoxOne gaming systems, portable basketball goals, and many more prizes.  Other activities include: Door prizes, cake walk, dunking booth, inflatables, karaoke, a Hot Wheels race and more. The mini cheerleading clinic will be conducted by the Glasgow High School cheerleading team.

The live auction begins at 10 a.m. and will feature the 2016 Reach Out for Kosair Kids® Quilt. The popular Zaxby’s Wing Chomp returns for its fifth year and the silent auction kicks off at 9 a.m.  The antique tractor and car show will start at 9 a.m.

Kids and adults can both enjoy the cake walk and karaoke contest.  Door prizes will be given away every 15 minutes alternating between kids and adults. Many of the mascots will be returning again this year – Radar the weather dog, Poppy and Roscoe.

The 50-cent meal (hot dog, Coca-Cola®, chips and dessert) goes on sale at 10 a.m. and continues whiles supplies last.

The kids’ prizes and 50-cent meal are made possible through the generous monetary and product donations of local businesses, individuals, Masonic lodges, Eastern Star chapters and other organizations.  These donations are greatly appreciated.

We also appreciate the donations from the businesses and organizations who donate their time and services to provide food, trophies, activities, auction items, and volunteers that help make this event possible.

Come and join us for our 5th annual Reach Out for Kosair Kids®, Saturday, August 6th, at the Cave City Convention Center, Cave City, Kentucky.  Parade starts at 8 a.m. (CDT) – activities begin at 9 a.m. (CDT).  FREE ADMISSION – FREE KIDS’ ACTIVITIES. Fun for the entire family!  Follow us on Facebook.

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