18 News partnered with the Glove House, a local organization that serves youth and families in crisis, in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Sherry Mandell, a representative with the Glove House, said she had a goal of $1,000 in donations for the month of April. The telethon surpassed and more than doubled that goal in just a day by raising $2,340.
“It warms my heart and makes me proud to be a member of this community,” Mandell said. “People really care about our children and want them to have happy and safe childhoods here.”
WETM is participating in the “Pinwheels For Prevention Garden“, on Monday, April 15. Pinwheels will be planted outside of the studios on 101 East Water Street, as a symbol for child abuse prevention.
“Glove House is only one of the many programs who participate in this,” Mandell said. “The Chemung County Department of Social Services, the Child Advocacy Center, and our local schools all participate by purchasing pinwheels. The idea behind the pinwheel is it’s something whimsical and it represents happy childhoods which all children deserve.”
Mandell said Glove House takes the net proceeds and donates it to another child care agency in need of additional funds.
“It always seems to be the right agency that we pick looking for extra money for programs that help children,” Mandell said.
Pinwheels are $3 each, 10 for $25, 15 for $40.
Anyone is welcome to donate through April 14. Contact 607-734-5238 ex. 128.