The Issue: Out-of-Home Care Due to Abuse or Neglect
As of March 2010, 10,207 children were living in out-of-home care due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment, according to data from the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
The Campaign: Purchase Comforters for Kids at Crisis Center
If this Grassroots campaign raises $400, then Child Crisis Center can purchase 10 matching comforters. Each additional $40 raised will provide a comforter for another bed.
You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.
Child Crisis Center
The Child Crisis Center (CCC) provides educational and developmental resources for families, operates the Arizona Adoption & Foster Care program, and runs an emergency shelter for abused, abandoned, and neglected children.
Since it's inception in 1981, the CCC has housed more than 12,700 children from infancy to age 11. The shelter now contains 42 beds and houses 300–350 children every year. Young guests get a warm place to sleep, meals and snacks, and meaningful recreational and educational activities, including regular homework time and opportunities to play outdoors.