Since the Pandemic, families have been forced to be at home due to state and county “Stay at Home Orders”, loss of jobs, parents working from home and children doing school virtually. Much stress and anxiety has been caused due to COVID 19. As a result, child abuse has been on the rise. Most counties in TN have child advocacy centers. There are 50 different child advocacy centers in Tennessee therefore our schools are surrounded by a majority of these centers. My service project will be supporting the children that fall victim to child abuse. Children's identities can not be provided, but we can all write letters of love, encouragement and support, to let them know there is hope and brighter days ahead for them. Care packages can be put together with coloring books, colors, color pens, stuffed animals, hygiene products, food, etc. We can also help the advocacy centers by providing copy paper, tissues, sanitizers, and other items that are needed to help their centers. If you have any questions about the service project for this year, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abbie Grace Mashburn
TASC Vice President 2021-2022