The Department of Children and Family Services is looking for community support as it gets ready for Child Month in May.
The department is hosting several activities and events throughout the month and is inviting offices, schools, churches and clubs to organize their own events to mark the celebration.
“Child Month is a very important celebration for us, and by extension the community as a whole. It’s a chance for us to highlight issues affecting children and to encourage families, parents, teachers and others that are in caregiving roles to focus on these needs and ensure that we prioritise them,” said DCFS Director Felicia Robinson in a press release. “We strongly encourage organisations, schools, churches and groups of individuals to host family and child-centred activities and hope that during this month businesses will also consider offering discounts for children.”
The department is also encouraging people hosting Child Month activities to post images of events on its Facebook page throughout the month.