Harrity & Harrity has partnered with No More Stolen Childhoods
There are many reasons why businesses should give back to their communities. Businesses who are involved in charitable activities are more attractive to consumers. Their involvement can help create a more positive image for their brand and gain publicity by sponsoring non-profit campaigns and events. It may even allow for tax savings. However, the most important reason to give back is supporting the mission of the organization itself.
Harrity & Harrity has partnered with No More Stolen Childhoods for our Harrity 4 Charity giving back initiative because we stand behind the cruciality and urgency of their mission. We give back because we believe that children deserve protection from predators; that they should never have to even think about becoming a victim of sexual abuse. We give back because we believe that the children who have suffered at the hands of a sexual predator deserve to live happy lives and should have access to the support they need to recover. We give back because we care.
Whatever your reason to give back, please consider making a gift to No More Stolen Childhoods. Every contribution will have an impact in making our country a safer place for kids and a better place for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. To amplify this impact, Harrity 4 Charity will be matching $45,000 of donations benefitting No More Stolen Childhoods this year. Will you join the fight to protect our children?
Harrity managing partner John Harrity suffered a near fatal “widow-maker” heart attack on May 2, 2016.
After a grueling recovery, and despite 1,000,000-to-1 odds, John thankfully survived. However, most are not so lucky. John’s story and incredible rehabilitation compelled him and brother/co-founder Paul Harrity to create a giving back initiative, Harrity 4 Charity.
This year, Harrity 4 Charity has selected No More Stolen Childhoods to receive matching funds up to $45,000! Help us reach our goal today!
Donations must be made before the end of Giving Tuesday (December 1st, 2020) to be eligible for the matching donation.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought a wave of challenges to our personal lives, our economy, and our collective mental health.
Even if your family has not been personally impacted by this pandemic, the ripple effects for our state and nation impact all of us.
For No More Stolen Childhoods, like many nonprofits, the immediate response to the pandemic and subsequent shut down was, “Now we must adapt.”
How can we quickly move our programs to a digital format without losing that personal connection?
How can we adapt our message to the needs parents have now that their kids are learning from home?
How can we work with our partners to ensure that the mental health needs of survivors can be met remotely?
We Not Only Found Ways To Adapt, We Found Ways To Grow
With creative thinking, dedicated staff, and a fully engaged team of volunteers, we not only found ways to adapt, we found ways to grow.
We know that 2020 is still impacting people’s lives and that the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. However, it’s also important to take a moment and step back, see what’s working, and share that with our supporters, donors, and advocates.
According To Recent Reports…
The fears of many during the first half of the year were warranted. Reports of suspected child abuse are down across the country; here in Maryland the drop in reports was 25%. Why are reports down? Because kids don’t have access to the trusted adults who often report suspicions of abuse, such as educators and community professionals.
During the same time period, reports of online abuse have been ticking upwards at a rapid rate. Why are these reports increasing? Because kids are spending more time online for learning, socializing, and entertainment.
Will You Join Us?
This report gives you a snapshot of our efforts from January – June 2020.
We still have work to do, and we need your help.
NMSC launched an ambitious Child Abuse Prevention Month campaign in April 2020 that included new programming as well as participation in a virtual Town Hall Meeting hosted by WMAR TV.
Our website continues to be a source of information, resources and next steps for individuals, parents, and survivors to engage:
up 51% from last year
up 45% from last year
organic search sessions
up 102% from last year
NMSC understands that child sexual abuse is a public health epidemic and requires an approach that includes prevention, intervention, and healing.
Launched a three-part blog series on Online Safety that brought 74 people back to the website to learn more.
Launched a NEW webinar series that impacted 116 people in one month.
- Keeping Your Kids Safe Online
- Keeping Your Tweens & Teens Safe Online
Launched a NEW webinar series that impacted 12 attendees.
- Protecting Children During A Crisis
Supporting Adult Survivors
NMSC believes that adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse need ongoing support as they heal from the abuse they experienced.
Counseling grants provide financial support to help remove the barrier to accessing professional mental health services.
- 14 grants awarded
- Serving residents of Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Baltimore and Prince George’s Counties
- Waiting list established as demand exceeds current resources
Join Us Saturday, October 24th!
- Cooking Demonstration with Top-Class Chef
- Beer Tasting with Beer Aficionados
- Supporting One Fantastic Cause
We’ve got the makings for one perfect Saturday happy hour event!
On Saturday, October 24th, join us from your own home for a German-inspired culinary experience and in-home flight tour to benefit No More Stolen Childhoods. We’ve been hard at work with local partners and sponsors to bring together a safe and fun evening, and we’re excited to share what’s in store!
Chef Amy von Lange of Baltimore favorite, Schola Cooking School, will be live on Zoom from her teaching kitchen to guide us through a series of shared plates inspired by a traditional Octoberfest menu. While following along, you’ll have the pleasure of working with many local ingredients sourced by Rooster + Hen Family Grocer. Libations not to be neglected, we will be joined by a Beer Maestro discussing their craft and the selection of seasonal Maryland beers included in each ticket. This will include labels from local Waverly Brewing, Key Brewing, and others.
Tickets are sold in pairs and will include everything two people need for this virtual experience: groceries, recipe cards, beer, a tasting mat, and your personal log-in to the event. Curbside pickup of meal kits will be available on Friday, October 23rd at the Mount Washington Mill offices of NMSC. For orders of 5 or more tickets (10 attendees) interested in delivery, please reach out to us.
No More Stolen Childhoods is committed to changing the public perception of childhood sexual abuse and to helping those who have been abused on their path to healing. We are additionally dedicated to continuing — and increasing — our efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, when vulnerable children have only become more so. We hope you will join us in bringing in the Autumn season, connecting with others, and supporting this vital work for our community and state.