Exchange Club of Mattoon

National Program for Prevention of Child Abuse
Blue Ribbon

Members of the Mattoon Exchange Club hand out brochures to the local medical clinics and physicians' waiting rooms denoting the effects of shaken baby and fetal alcohol syndromes and outlines potential signs of child abuse. The club also promotes speakers and programs in our schools and community that promote the prevention of child abuse. We participate in the National Blue Ribbon Program and also contribute and have programs by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and Children's Advocacy Center of East Central Illinois.

CASA Banquet

Left to right: Detective Anthony West of the Charleston Police Dept. - CAC Champion of Children Award; Judith Hagen - Community Advocate of the Year Award; Bill Hill -  CASA Advocate of the Year Award; Vivian Skelley - Community Advocate of the Year Award, (tied with Judith Hagen); Beth Gillespie - Exchange Club Award; Abbie Harris - Tommy Kent Martin Award; Lee Althoff - EIU Champion for Kids (student from Eastern)


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Children's Advocacy Center of East Central Illinois

April 2014 Awards Cover Letter


April 2014 Champions for Children Awards Nomination Form


January 4, 2014 


The Children’s Advocacy Center of East Central Illinois, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), the Exchange Clubs of Charleston and Mattoon, and Eastern Illinois University invite you to nominate a Central Illinois youth or adult who symbolizes what you believe is a Champion for Children.  Recipients will be honored Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 6 p.m. at E.I.U.’s Student Ballroom.

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