Right before Christmas, we had a volunteer group at DCAC that helped us with a very special project. Our friends from SM Energy spent the morning preparing backpacks for children who come to DCAC for forensic interviews. Sometimes children are brought to DCAC for an interview in the middle of the night or right after they experienced something very traumatic. In these emergency situations, these children might not have had time to grab their favorite stuffed animal or a warm coat. With the help of SM Energy, we now have 30 brand new backpacks filled with items for these children to have. The backpacks include a stuffed animal, socks, a hat, a scarf, gloves, a toothbrush, toothpaste, other toiletries, and a handwritten card. We are so grateful for the ongoing support from SM Energy and thank you for helping our clients feel cared for and loved.
Meghan, DCAC's Development Associate, with our friends from SM Energy filling the backpacks
Writing the handwritten cards to put in the backpacks
All of the supplies for the backpacks