Go Blue Day Kicks Off Child Abuse Prevention Month With Food & Festivities on April 1

Go Blue Day Kicks Off Child Abuse Prevention Month With Food & Festivities on April 1

March 29, 2021

Locals can enjoy special blue menu items and a retailer discount for wearing blue while supporting the Children’s Center.

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, local businesses are raising awareness of this very important issue while supporting the work of The Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley (CCAV). April 1 is National Wear Blue Day, for which people across the U.S. are encouraged to wear blue as a visible commitment to prevent child abuse. The Antelope Valley is taking this a step further. From blueberry pancakes to designated blue “foodie” t-shirts and wear-blue discounts, the business community is showing their support.

Restaurants Going Blue April 1

Several restaurants in the area are offering special blue menu items and, in some cases, donating a portion of sales to CCAV. Here’s a list of participating restaurants:

“April 1 can be a full day of eating blue while supporting a worthwhile cause,” said Dave Owens, a local resident who administers the “AV Restaurant Support Group” on Facebook. “It’s really awesome to see these restaurants stepping up at a time when they’re just reopening after the pandemic closures.”

Blue AV Food Crew Shirts

Owens and The AV Restaurant Support Group are selling limited edition blue “AV Food Crew” t-shirts for $20-25 (depending on size) for the entire month of April. All proceeds benefit CCAV. For more information or to purchase, contact AV Sports and Graphics at avsport@aol.com or 661-945-3144.

Retailer Offering Discount & Donation for Going Blue

Leo + mamas, 2010 W Ave. J-8 in Lancaster, is offering a 10 percent discount to every customer wearing blue plus is donating 10 percent of their profits from all sales on April 1.

“We are honored to have the support of so many small businesses in the Antelope Valley and encourage everyone to support them in return,” said CCAV Executive Director Sue Page. “It is truly a testament to their generosity and desire to make our community a great place to live, work and play.”

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, CCAV is promoting the hashtag, #EndChildAbuseAV, on all social media posts and is encouraging residents to post their own “go blue” photos in support of the cause.

About the Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley

Founded in 1988, the Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley (CCAV) is a nonprofit organization that provides a continuum of services aimed at breaking the cycle of trauma. This includes preventing abuse as well as caring for the needs of child victims of abuse and their families. The center offers comprehensive prevention, intervention, and treatment services. CCAV also serves as the lead agency in coordinating the resources of multiple community-based organizations to ensure clients have access to a broad range of support. For more information, visit ccav.org.

CONTACT:

Media Relations
661-949-1206
give@childrenscenterav.org

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