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The Little Fleet Soup and Bread-Traverse City December Evevnt
Traverse City, MI – December 6, 2017– On the third Monday of each month, The Little Fleet and Soup and Bread-Traverse City rally local chefs and bakeries to donate soup and bread for a good cause. This month on Monday, December 18th, they will come to the aid of sexually and physically abused children served by the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center (TBCAC).
“This monthly event is a collaboration between many people, most of all the food makers who graciously donate their time, talents and amazing food,” shared Andrea Deibler, founder and organizer of Soup and Bread-Traverse City. “Their generosity allows the meal to be totally free to the public. We simply ask people to pay what they can which is then donated to local charities… and just in time for the holidays, all proceeds from this month’s Soup and Bread event will go to TBCAC.”
The charity event will be held on December 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at The Little Fleet, 448 E. Front Street in Traverse City.
Chefs from popular local restaurants donating their culinary creations will include:
• Betty’s Hot Dish
• Olives and Wine
• 7 Monks Taproom
• Sugar 2 Salt
• Mama Lu’s
• The Cooks’ House
Bread for the event will be donated by Common Good Bakery.
“While the holidays are a time for many families to come together, they can also be a time of trauma, stress and anxiety,” said TBCAC Executive Director Sue Bolde. “Funds raised by The Little Fleet Soup and Bread event will better enable us to continue helping children and families who are faced with the awful realities of child abuse, some of which are sadly magnified this time of year.”
In addition to proceeds raised from the sale of soup and bread, The Little Fleet is donating 10% of all beverage sales during the evening’s event to TBCAC.
Nationally, it is estimated that nearly one (1) in 10 children will be victims of sexual abuse before their 18th birthday (Source: D2L). The TBCAC collaborates with child crime investigators in six (6) counties in the Grand Traverse region to conduct child forensic interviews to help protect children. The TBCAC also offers follow-up therapeutic counseling for abused children and their families. All services are provided at no cost to the victim or caregiver.
To learn more about how you can help protect children from sexual and physical abuse, visit the TBCAC’s website at www.traversebaycac.org or call (231) 929-4250.
ABOUT THE TRAVERSE BAY CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER
The nationally accredited Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center brings help, hope, and healing to child victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse and violence. Our mission is to protect children by supporting multidisciplinary investigations into alleged cases of child abuse by conducting child forensic interviews in an environment that is child-sensitive, supportive and safe. We help heal child victims and their families through our in-house therapeutic services and offer prevention education throughout the region via our Team Zero program. As the Grand Traverse regional response center for the investigation of child abuse, we collaborate with multidisciplinary teams in six counties – Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau and Wexford – in addition to the Sovereign Nation of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. More than 1,400 children have been referred to the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center since our founding in 2010.
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