KidsVoice to Host Annual Community Event to Raise Awareness for Child Abuse Prevention and Foster Care
May 4, 2014

Kites for Kids to return to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize the role each of us plays in the lives of children and youth in foster care. KidsVoice, the Pittsburgh child advocacy organization, highlights National Foster Care Month with the return of its signature event, Kites for Kids, taking place May 17th at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. The event raises awareness of foster children and about child abuse by engaging the community in a celebration of the 3,000 abused, neglected and at-risk children KidsVoice represents each year.

Kites for Kids is a day-long kite-themed community event with games, crafts, demonstrations, face painting and a chance to familiarize people with the work of KidsVoice in protecting our most precious resource, our children. The festivities take place on Saturday, May 17th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and are FREE with purchase of a general admission ticket to the zoo.

“We are delighted to once again offer this special event that the Pittsburgh community and our clients look forward to,” said Scott Hollander, KidsVoice Executive Director. “Hundreds of our clients come to the event anonymously. We ask the community to participate in a fun day out and by their attendance show that they support and believe in our clients, which is something that many of them do not experience every day. The kites symbolize hope, a happy childhood activity, and a chance to soar—which sadly are things that many local children do not have the opportunity to experience.”

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