ChildSafe Christmas with CAPITAL
For the last nine years HJD Capital Electric, Inc. has dedicated much time and effort into fundraising and gift donations for the ChildSafe Christmas Workshop.
Generally each team member will bring in a multitude of gifts during the company’s annual holiday luncheon. By the end of the event over 100 gifts are donated to the boys and girls (ages 8-15) participating in ChildSafe. HJD Capital Electric, Inc. hopes to continue this tradition for many years to come.
CAPITAL staff chose ChildSafe because it is a Child Advocacy Center, the only one in Bexar County that provides specialized services to children who have been abused, neglected or sexually abused.
ChildSafe has many opportunities for those that like to give the most important gift of all, their time. Volunteers are the heart of non-profit agencies. Whether you volunteer in leadership and serve on the governing board, work a special event, or bring your talents each week, you can help ChildSafe carry out the mission of serving sexually abused children in our community.
ChildSafe Mission: to provide expert care to children that have been traumatized by abuse. Statistics tell us that in Bexar County, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday; almost one third are not old enough to attend kindergarten.
Last year, Bexar County, which encompasses San Antonio, had the highest rate of reported child abuse cases in Texas, even higher than Harris County, which has nearly three times as many children as Bexar County (BBC, 2011). See more at www.childsafe-sa.org