Wearing BLUE in Kansas City for child abuse prevention – Friday, April 3!

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and child advocacy groups are gearing up for lots of special events during the month.

Please show your commitment to Child Abuse Prevention Month and our shared responsibility to keep kids safe by registering to wear BLUE in the form below.  It is not just about wearing BLUE, but even more importantly, it’s about telling people WHY you are wearing BLUE on Friday, April 3. This is a simple way we all can make a difference, educating one person at a time. It only takes a few minutes to register your name and it doesn’t cost a cent!

Wear Blue Day 7th Annual Photo Contest

Take a photo of yourself or your group in blue and send it to wearbluekc@gmail.com. Make sure to also share the photo on Facebook with the official Child Abuse Prevention Month hashtags, #WearBlueKC #CAPM #OneCommunityOneKC don’t forget to tag us at Prevent Child Abuse KC to be featured online (@PreventChildAbuseKC). The photo with the most LIKES will win tickets to an upcoming show at Sprint Center. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners will receive E-Gift Certificates to local restaurants in Kansas City! Prizes will be announced on Monday, April, 6.

Why Blue?

In the spring of 1989, a grandmother from Virginia began the BLUE ribbon campaign as a tribute to her grandson, a three-year-old who died at the hands of his mother’s abusive boyfriend? Since that time, concerned citizens all over the country have worn BLUE as a symbol of the need to prevent child abuse.

We are asking all citizens who care about children and their safety to pledge to wear BLUE on Friday, April 3 – Wear Blue Day!

To see photos of staff at many of these organizations wearing blue to build awareness of child abuse and neglect, please visit our Facebook page.

2019-2020 Participating Organizations or Individuals

Great Circle
Children’s Division
The Salvation Army
Child Protection Center
Jackson County CASA
Foster Care Adopt
Cornerstones of Care
The Family Conservancy
Synergy Services
St. Luke’s Health Maternal Child Initiatives
Children’s Mercy
KVC Niles
Elizabeth S. Brinkley
Alinda W. Dennis
Hallmark Corporate
Health Forward
Francis Family
United Way Foundation
Operation Breakthrough
Children’s Place