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How you help prevent Child Abuse in Kootenai County

Dear Peace Lutheran,

This year for Child Abuse Awareness Month in April we are raising funds for the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). We are selling pinwheels for $5 each that will be placed in the lawn at the Kootenai County Courthouse to have a visual representation of every case of child abuse in Kootenai County in 2020. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go right back to the CAC to continue to fund all the resources needed for families affected by child abuse in our community. Please click here to purchase pinwheels:

In Kootenai County in 2020, there were 1,918 reported cases of Child Abuse with thousands more across the state of Idaho. While these numbers can be heartbreaking to hear, at Safe Passage, our CAC is working every day to bring awareness and bring the end of child abuse in our community. The CAC provides forensic interviews for local law enforcement in a safe, welcoming environment where children will feel more comfortable sharing their story with our trained forensic interviewers. Thank you for your past support (Sharing Tree!).

Your Friends at Safe Passage

850 N 4th St, Coeur D Alene, ID 83814


OCC Shoebox Gifts

The Operation Christmas Child North Idaho area team invites one and ALL to join them in sharing God’s goodness and grace poured out on OCC during 2020. We are holding a funtastic meeting on Saturday, April 10, from 10-11:30 am, at North Country Chapel, 2281 W Seltice Way, Post Falls. We know our Joann Carlson will be there as PLC’s continuing coordinator with Shoebox Gifts! Joann mentioned the other day, she already has 13 boxes filled for later this year! Please RSVP Erica Auten, Area Coordinator, at 208-818-1618 or email Updates, refreshments, and free resources will be provided at the meeting. Always a fun gathering!