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Exchange Clubs to target child abuse
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Members of the Exchange Club of Effingham County will join thousands of fellow Exchangites across the country for the single biggest child abuse prevention service event  in Exchange’s 98-year history on April 19.  

They will be participating in the Believe in the Blue child abuse prevention project at Olde Effingham Days from 1-3 p.m.
Believe in the Blue is an effort to reach families all across the nation with helpful, positive parenting tips.  

Exchange believes parents have the power to make positive parenting choices in the lives of their children and is offering some easy-to-use tips to help all parents.  

“This will be an event to raise awareness about the positive impact parents and caregivers can have on children and to offer some helpful tips about positive parenting,” said Exchange’s National President Rob Davidson.

• More than 25,000 club members and nearly 800 Exchange Clubs will participate in the Believe in the Blue project.

• All clubs will hand out materials at the same time across the country.

• More than 500,000 Parenting Tips cards will be handed out in a two-hour time period.

The National Exchange Club is a group of men and women working to make America a better place to live through one national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse, and other community service projects.  

To date, the National Exchange Club’s efforts have helped ore than 619,000 families and 1.5 million children break the cycle of child abuse through its parent aide programs and public education projects.