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Comfort for Abused and Neglected Children

Pensacola, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2015) – It's the time of year when we open our wallets and hearts a little wider to help the most vulnerable members of our community. A campaign will launch Oct. 5 and remain underway until Oct. 16 to collect all size diapers and brand-new, never-worn pajamas for children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect.

Known as "Tucking Kids in Safe, Sound and Dry Pajama and Diaper Drive," the campaign collects from community members in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties. Social workers have found that a cozy pair of new pajamas can help ease distress and promote a sense of security for children when they must be separated from their families. All sizes are needed to include infant through adult sizes for larger children.

To participate, contact Terri Marshall, Foster Home Development and Foster Parent Recruiter, at 850.453.7777 or 850.429.6667.
The initiative is led by FamiliesFirst Network (FFN), the agency responsible for the safety, stability and well-being of abused and neglected children in Northwest Florida. Under a contract with the state of Florida, FFN provides foster care and related services for children who cannot safely remain with their families.

An affiliate of Baptist Health Care, Lakeview Center Inc. is a network of behavioral health, vocational and child protective services. These services address a broad spectrum of human needs, reflecting a longstanding commitment to helping people overcome life's challenges.

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