March 2017 News Child Protection

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Florida Community Bank Hosts Sneaker Drive for Child Abuse Prevention Month in April

WESTON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Florida Community Bank Financial Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: FCB), is raising awareness by hosting a children’s sneaker donation drive at all FCB banking centers in the month of April. The children’s sneakers collected will be donated to local charities supporting children in foster care.

“At Florida Community Bank we are very passionate about aiding the communities we live and serve, and is proud to collect sneakers for children of all ages to make a difference in Florida foster care organizations”

FCB rolled out its “Year of the Child,” company-wide philanthropy initiative in 2015, which focuses on supporting local children in foster care. Since its launch, FCB employees have raised more than $28,000 to support the cause, and continue their commitment to children by bringing awareness to the issue of child abuse prevention.

“At Florida Community Bank we are very passionate about aiding the communities we live and serve, and is proud to collect sneakers for children of all ages to make a difference in Florida foster care organizations,” stated Kent Ellert, President and Chief Executive Officer, Florida Community Bank.

On Friday, April 28, FCB invites customers and members of the community to visit any FCB banking center and join FCB team members in wearing blue in support and to enjoy complimentary refreshments and goodies while supplies last. Blue is the designated color of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

For more information on FCB’s philanthropic efforts or to find a local FCB banking center, visit https://www.floridacommunitybank.com/

Orlando leaders rock blue-painted fingernail in fight against child abuse “MANicure Movement” fights against child abuse

March 31, 2017 

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando residents may see a new men’s fashion trend around town on Friday: a single blue fingernail.

In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, men and women gathered at Orlando City Hall to participate in the launch of the first ever “MANicure Movement.”

All participants who attend the movement will have one fingernail painted in “prevention blue” to serve as a symbol of the fight against child abuse.

This movement is part of Community Based Care of Central Florida’s new initiative to help raise awareness of violence against children as a national health crisis.

One in five children will experience physical, psychological, or sexual abuse before the age of 18, according to the Community Based Care of Central Florida.

Leaders from business, government, law enforcement, media and faith organizations were represented, according to the report.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orlando police Chief John Mina are among those leaders who attended. A spokesperson for Dyer said the Mayor got his pointer finger painted blue.

Reported By Jenna Cisneros. Retrieved from http://www.clickorlando.com/news/new-orlando-fashion-a-single-blue-fingernail