This week in Pueblo County a terrible event occurred. Two young elementary school girls were abducted and assaulted by a man when he picked them up at a local elementary school. Let’s face it, the safety of our children in our neighborhoods and even at our schools is under attack. As parents, we have to be more vigilant and watchful of our children than ever. There seems to be more and more sick people out there who want to do them harm, and are willing to do so right in front of our schools. Never be too busy to keep track of your kids. Know where they are before and after school, on the weekends, when they’re with friends. Their safety is worth every effort.
This also applies to the world of fundraising. When I was young I did pretty much all my fundraising door to door in our neighborhood. Unfortunately, this is simply not safe in most cases. This raises the question, how do we have a successful fundraiser while keeping the kids safe? First, get those who you know and trust involved. Ask grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, friends, etc. to support the fundraiser. Second, take the brochure and/or order form to work for a few days. Third, take the brochure and/or order forum to local businesses. People there are usually willing to help support local kids, and we all know that munchies are an office epidemic. Most of the people mentioned above will be happy to support what your child is doing. These are just a few suggestions. We’d love to hear your comments on how you deal with this problem! Let’s learn from the tragedy that these two little Pueblo County girls suffered and work all the harder to keep our kids safe.