Stocks For Tots was created as a way to bring together stock car racing and its fans, while raising awareness of the child abuse problem in North Carolina. The idea was to collect toys and raise money during a festive, family-oriented holiday event. The first fundraiser was held at the Mooresville Armory in December 1989. Since then, the annual event has raised over $850,000 and distributed nearly 50,000 Christmas toys to children in our area. Each year thousands of people visit Mooresville for our annual event, where they get to see many of their favorite NASCAR & NHRA drivers / celebrities, as well as their show cars on display and even a visit from Santa himself.
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Where: NASCAR Technical Institute
What Time: 5:00-9:00 P.M.
Due to the overwhelming response that we have received regarding the 2013 Stocks For Tots event, we have made the following addition to the admission process:
The total number of wristbands which entitle the holder to a place in the autograph line will be limited to 300. A guaranteed “Fast Pass” wristband will be sold to the first 75 fans who wish to purchase the premium band for $50. This band will guarantee a Dale Earnhardt, Jr. autograph and allow the purchaser access to the other motorsport celebrity autograph sessions as well.
That will leave 225 regular entry wristbands available for purchase at the cost of $10 plus a new toy (of at least $10 value). All bands will go on sale beginning December 10th at the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame (704-663-5331) in Mooresville, NC. Wristbands will be sold at that location from 10am – 1pm. If the allotted number of wristbands are not sold out in that time, the remaining bands will be sold at NASCAR Technical Institute beginning at 4pm.
*All proceeds from this event will go to the prevention of child abuse.
More than 3,000,000 children annually are reported abused/neglected
Around 1,000,000 are confirmed as victims of abuse/neglect
In 2011-2012 In North Carolina 131,379 children were reported abused/neglected
31,662 of these children were confirmed victims of abuse/neglect
24 of our N.C. children died from this abuse/neglect at the hands of one of their parents or caregiver
Help us put an end to the abuse of our children.
Tell your legislators we need support for programs that help our children, Volunteer for the SCAN Center,
Make a donation to SCAN so we may fulfill our mission.
What? Circle of Parents
Who? Single Parents
When: Tuesdays, beginning September 10, 2013, 1 1/2 hours weekly
Where: Exchange/SCAN Child and Parenting Center, 207 Walnut Street, Statesville, NC
How: Meets each Tuesday, free of charge, fosters open exchange of ideas, provides support, provides information and resources, provides childcare, provides a meal for parents and children
Overview: Circle of Parents provides a friendly, supportive environment led by parents. It is a place where single parents can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children.
Contact: Email email@example.com or call 708-878-2227, extension 20 for more details
Research has just been published showing the effectiveness of our Exchange Parent Aide Model in preventing and treating child abuse.
Over the years the Exchange Club Parent Aide Model had shown much improvement in helping families deal with child abuse and other research had shown retrospectively that families were improving. This careful scientific research showed that mothers experienced less stress, less depression, less anxiety and more parental mastery following services. There was a decrease in psychological aggression toward their children and decline in physical assaults of their children. This research was published in the journal Child Abuse and Neglect which is well respected nationally and internationally.
Nearly 200 families were approached about participation in the study. The study matched a group of families receiving parent aide and case management services to a group only receiving only case management services at six sites in North Carolina, including Exchange/SCAN in Iredell. Families were randomly assigned to researchers who were not told which service families were receiving. Eleven different research instruments were administered to determine improvement. The research showed great integrity of design and scientific approach.
This exciting confirmation of the success of the Exchange Club Parent Aide Model establishes the model as evidence based and worthy of further expansion and replication in the United States. There are currently 70 sites in the U.S. using this model, which was launched by the national Exchange Club in 1979. Thousands of families are currently helped each year by parent aides visiting the homes of families to help them deal with prevention of child abuse. Both volunteer and paid staff are used for weekly home visiting which typically last eleven months.
We hope this new research and national and international attention will confirm the importance of this program helping families in Iredell County and in our state.
Amy Eisele, Executive Director
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145213413000781 [Journal Article]
http://preventchildabuse.com/ [Exchange National Office and model]