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DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN 2012 ANNUAL REPORT

2012-2013 Annual Report dreamcatchersforabusedchildren@gmail.com


DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN

Who We Are Dreamcatchers for Abused Children, Inc. is an official 501(c)3 non-profit child abuse and neglect organization. Our resource and research center directly impacts the lives of children affected by all aspects of abuse. Dreamcatchers educates the public on physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and second-hand domestic violence through education, creating public awareness, community outreach programs, webinars and radio programming.

OUR MISSION: To educate the public on all aspects of child abuse such as symptoms, intervention, prevention, statistics, reporting, and helping victims locate the proper resources necessary to achieve a full recovery. We also cover areas such as bullying, teen suicide & prevention, children's rights, child trafficking, missing & exploited children, online safety, and sex offenders.

OUR GOAL: To lower child abuse statistics by educating the public on every aspect of child abuse through successful campaigns that provide educational materials & literature concerning child abuse & neglect, treatment for recovery, coping skills, family and peer support, prevention, communication skills and empowerment to families, victims and survivors.

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Dedicating our time & devotion to helping children. Realizing every child has a right to be loved & safe. Encouraging & developing a sense of hope. Allowing time to heal, develop & overcome fears. Motivating & empowering victims to become survivors. Caring, nurturing and understanding. Awareness & education is the KEY to prevention. Teaching children to lead healthy, productive lives. Cherishing all children equally. Helping to make a difference in a child's life. Educating the public on child abuse. Raising our voices for the voiceless.  Sharing our power with the powerless.

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DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN

A Message from our Founder & President

Dear Friends, January 2013 marked Dreamcatchers for Abused Children's sixth year as a non-profit organization supporting child abuse education in our communities. We are proud to share our accomplishments in the coming pages, as well as some stories about the enormous difference our volunteers have made. During the 2012-2013 fiscal year, DFAC reached a few milestones that we are very pleased with. We managed to achieve over 2 million views on our website, assisted over 300,000 organizations, individuals and families, reached over 8K on our Facebook page, while also being named Top Rated "Children & Families" Non-profit for 2012. The sad reality is there is still tremendous work left to do. Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States alone involving more than 6 million children. Four to six children die from child abuse every day; with a report of child abuse being made every ten seconds. We have complete confidence that our programs have directly helped to make a difference and we will continue to fight to lower those statistics. We continue to see the extraordinary impact that our team and many volunteers have achieved by working together to make a difference. We believe now, more than ever, in our ability and potential to change the lives of individuals and families and build a brighter future for our children. On behalf of the Board of Directors and our staff, and even more importantly the 100K+ individuals we have helped throughout the past year, we thank you for your continued support. Sincerely,

Sandra Potter Donna M. Kshir

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2012 Accomplishments Reached 2M+ views on our website Total reached: Over 3M+ people Announced Paula Nelson as National Spokeswoman Recognized as a Valued Partner through GUIDESTAR Named ’12 Top Rated Children & Families Non-profit Awarded Top 5% LinkedIn Profiles Official Sponsor of NCAPM 2012 Event "Ugly Ted" Campaign Chosen Charity Senior Leader for Aaliyah's Law: Petition Promoted in KKTV-TV Child Abuse PSA Finalist in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good 2nd Annual Easter Basket Drive -- 70+ Baskets Delivered Nominated 2012 Outstanding Child Abuse Prevention Opened Dreamcatcher PA Chapter Nominated for the 4th Annual Classy Awards 1st Annual DC Oklahoma Masquerade Ball--Debbie Bunch Christmas Stocking Stuffer for Abused & Neglected Children

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2012 CHARITY EVENTS Dreamcatchers 2nd Annual Easter Basket Drive took place on March 30, 2012 at Port Huron High School in Port Huron, MI. Thanks to some amazing volunteers, and our Event Coordinator, Sierra Sullivan, we were able to assemble and deliver over 70 baskets to local area children’s shelters for needy, neglected and abused children. DFAC 2nd Annual Easter Basket Drive

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DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN

DFAC Masquerade Ball Dreamcatchers for Abused Children's National Spokeswoman, Debbie SplawnBunch, organized an amazing Masquerade Charity Ball in Oklahoma City, OK to raise funds for child abuse awareness for our organization. It was a huge success with an amazing turnout. Over $3,000 was raised and a 2nd Masquerade Ball is already in the works for New Year's Eve 2014.

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APRIL: CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH A Candlelight Vigil was held on April 15, 2012 to help raise child abuse awareness and to remember all of the innocent children who lost their lives due to abuse.

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DREAMCATCHERS FOR ABUSED CHILDREN

FINANCIAL 2012 Financial Allotment Admin 4% Fundraising 21%

PROGRAM 75%

Program: $10,639 Fundraising: $3,239 Admin $505

REVENUE: 2011 Balance Forward 5777 Contribution 13985 Grants 0 ------------------------------------19762 EXPENSES: Program 10639 Fundraising 3239 Administration 505 ------------------------------------14385 YEAR-END NET ASSET: $5377

OUR IRS 990-N E-FILINGS

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SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT Dreamcatchers for Abused Children has embraced social media and helped us to grow and evolve immensely. The social web allows our organization to connect and collaborate informally across institutional boundaries quickly. We are able to actively engage with our followers, communicate more efficiently, and reach more people than ever before.

8.3K Followers

2.1K Followers

586 Connections

77K Views

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DREAMCATCHERS GLOBAL IMPACT: REACHING OUT WORLDWIDE

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Proud sponsors of Dreamcatchers for Abused Children made an annual monetary or in-kind, commitment to directly support our organization’s mission. There are various levels of sponsorship to choose from--depending on your individual/business's desire to contribute. These premier-level sponsors make it possible for our organization to serve the public through research, advocacy, education, awareness and community-based programs. We would like to offer a huge public THANK YOU to these generous sponsors for helping us to fulfill our mission!! **SPOTLIGHT SPONSORS** JP MORGAN CHASE SANILAC COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (SCCF) SANILAC COUNTY YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL (YAC) AMANDA KEEYS PHOTOGRAPHY ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY STERLING AUTO BODY CENTER FREE CHARITY CARS 2012 Masquerade Ball Sponsors Remington Park A+ Entertainment Cattlemens Johnny Carinos Walgreens It Works - M'Lisa O'Brien Showcase Trophy - The Pfautz Family Pampered Chef - Leann DeSilver" Salon Escape - Angie Spoon Walmart Timeless Memories - Donna Walton The Oklahoma Aquarium Oklahoma City Museum of Art Stone Lion Inn Rocktown Climbing Gym Bricktown Brewery Planet Fitness Red Robin Tini Tutus - Erin Teet The England Family 2012-2013 Annual Report

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**INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS SPONSORS** Donna Kshir

Julie Hood (individual)

Mommy PR

William Thomas

Kathylee Forrester -- Patches Bear

Stoney Willow Photo Gifts

Mark Little -- Ugly Ted

Kathleen Ruby (SC4 College)

Roger Larson

Wolf Den, LLC

Cotterman~Wilson, CPAS, Inc.

Jeff & Stacey Sutphen (individual)

Print-and-Press

Diana SirLouis (individual)

Host Gator

Karen Irving (individual)

Walmart

Patrick Rhodes (individual)

Jim Richardson, Jr.

Michal Madison (individual)

LaQuinta Inn (Paso Robles, CA)

Debbie Splawn~Bunch -- Mrs. Community Service USA

The Friendship Tree

Port Huron High School

U-Printing

Don & Joyce Harvey (individual)

Moo Printing

Static Clothing

Scentsy Candles

Jonalee Watkins (individual)

LaQuisha Hall

LeighAnn Erdman (individual)

Michael Skinner

Ancient Art Midwifery Institute

PsPrint

Custom Ink

Moonsantarotreadings

Starbird Photography Studio

Rebecca Westgate (individual)

Linda & Michael Michilli (individuals)

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Founder: Sandra Potter President: Donna Kshir Vice-President: Roger Larson Secretary & Treasurer: Angela Roy Chairperson: Roger Kshir Chairperson: Philip Potter Chairperson: Sierra Sullivan ADMINISTRATION: Chief Executive Officer: Sandra Potter Chief Development Officer: Donna Kshir Chief Webmaster: Angela Roy Outreach Coordinator: Pamela Oziah Public Relations: Angela Roy Events Coordinator: Sierra Sullivan Media Coordinator: Alexandra Jenkins OFFICIAL SPOKESPERSONS: National Spokeswoman: Debbie Splawn-Bunch National Spokeswoman: Paula Nelson Public Speaker: LaQuisha Hall

www.dreamcatchersforabusedchildren.com DFAC P.O. Box 142 Peck, MI 48466 (810) 275-0755

Dc 2012 annual report  

Dreamcatchers for Abused Children's 2012 Annual Report.