Children’s Advocacy Center honored on Small Business Big Impact Day

Volunteer distributing Coping and Hygiene Kits. Photo provided by Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County.
Collin County's Children's Advocacy Center was gifted Coping and Hygiene Kits made from locally purchased products.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County was honored this week during Intuit QuickBooks’ Small Business Big Impact Day with packages of supplies sourced from neighborhood small businesses.

Small Business Big Impact Day mobilizes 10,000 Intuit employees to put $1 million into small businesses by purchasing products that are gifted to nonprofits.

“Every day, small businesses make huge efforts, going above and beyond to serve their customers, strengthen their communities and power our overall economy,” said Barry Pennett, senior vice president and general manager of Intuit ProTax Group. “These non-profits are dear to our hearts as they provide children with resources, care, and counseling they need in times of crisis. It was a special opportunity for us to live out our company value, ‘We Care and Give Back.’”

This year, packages given to Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County featured products from Stacy’s Sensory Solutions, The Toy Tree, Austin Ad Group, Soap Hope, White Rock Soap Gallery, and Taylor Drug and Medical that together assembled into Coping Kits and Hygiene Kits.

According to Kara Shrum, corporate relations manager of the Center, the Coping Kits contained items such as fidget toys and putty, while the Hygiene Kits contained items like soap and reusable washcloths.

“These essential kits will be given to children when they arrive at the Center to provide a sense of comfort and safety,” Shrum said.

The Center was gifted the Coping and Hygiene Kits to their office at 5601 Headquarters Drive on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County provides “a safe, child-friendly environment where law enforcement, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), prosecution, medical and mental health professionals may share information and develop effective, coordinated strategies sensitive to the needs of each unique case and child,” according to their website.

“At Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County, we believe hope is on the horizon for these families and children, and we are committed to making sure these families receive all the services they need to heal and thrive in life,” said Shrum.

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