Sewing Hope Silent Auction – September 15-30, 2021

We’re #SewingHope with our virtual silent auction to benefit the victims of Sexual Abuse through Our Children Project.

Our Children Project was developed to give children of all ages a safe place to learn to deal with a trauma no one should have to endure. To see and hear others share their experience gives them strength, hope and security. They know they are not alone as trained therapists and other members are there to help and guide. Parent groups are also part of the program to help families who have nowhere to talk about their family trauma. Young Offenders and their parents have a separate program that emphasizes understanding their triggers, dealing with their own abuse and/or addictions to pornography as well as learning to break their cycle of abusive behavior.

“Our Children Sexual Abuse Program could not survive without the generosity of our donors. Thanks to them we have been able to provide services to countless children who have been victims of sexual abuse. This silent auction will enable us to keep helping.”

Carole Voll, LMFT

Program Director, Our Children Project

These Are Some of the Items Being Auctioned…

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Honey Bee Quilt and Placemats

Bear Paw Quilt, Twin Size

Cancer Quilt With Positive Quotes

Multi-Lavender Crocheted Afghan

Two Full Sized Apron, Skirt Length

Rag Quilt

Lorraine, a mother of four – three boys and a girl – found herself and her family in an almost incomprehensible situation. To her horror, she learned that her father had been molesting his own granddaughter.

She had noticed her daughter behaving strangely. Finally, the girl told her mother that the grandfather had been abusing her for several months, including twice in that very same evening. Lorraine confronted her father immediately, but he denied the truth of the little girl’s story.

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  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
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Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
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