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How Coffee and a Pinwheel Can Help Stop Child Abuse

We rely on our cup of coffee in the morning to wake us up, give us a little strength before fighting the battle over putting on shoes (either ours or the kids), and get us out of the house

But what if that cup of coffee could help some kids in need in Washoe County?

On April 27 and 28, Coffeebar Reno is inviting families to join them in raising awareness for National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The popular coffeehouse and bakery on Mt. Rose Steet is partnering with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and the Washoe CASA Foundation, and donating a portion of their sales from all their CoffeeBar locations from Reno to Menlo Park to the two organizations who help countless Washoe County children each year.

From 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, April 28, Coffeebar will host Family Day. The whole family can show their support for the community’s children and get their own kids involved by making their own Pinwheel for Prevention for the community garden while listening to live music from The Musical Therapy Club and participating in other family activities. Maybe stop by before or after that soccer game or birthday party. Grab a cup of coffee to sip, get the kids a vanilla steamer and a few bites while taking some time to learn about some great organizations that help so many kids here.

It is estimated more than 900 abused and neglected children live in foster care in Washoe County because they cannot live safely at home. And every day, the NCJFCJ and the Washoe CASA Foundation are working with county, state, community organizations and families to educate and advocate for these children — and when needed, their families.

On both the 27th and 28th, representatives from the organizations will be available at Coffeebar to talk about their programs and the ongoing need to help children victimized and traumatized by abuse. They also will let people know how they can get involved to make a difference in the lives of children in our community.

So join the baristas at Coffeebar Reno on Friday and Saturday, and have a coffee for our community’s kids.

Coffeebar Reno is located at 682 Mount Rose St. and open 6am-9pm daily.


About Shelle Murach

Shelle Murach has been an Aunt since 1985. She specializes in saying things like, “Should that child be doing that to her brother?” “Where did that juice box go?” "Can Aunt Shelle have some of your Cheez-its?” She is an expert at attending dance recitals, soccer games and ice skating competitions all while clapping or cheering at the appropriate moments.While she is very good at passing out cake at birthday parties, due to an unfortunate incident with a stick, her husband has made her promise to never again help with piñatas. Something about lawsuits and personal injury nonsense. She precariously balances being a full-time Aunt with a career in PR and has found that many of her client management skills can also be used on her various nieces and nephews. She is very excited to be part of Reno Mom’s Blog where she will focus on the Reno food and events scene, booster seats and face paint are optional. You can check out her blog at Care & Feeding in Reno, where she desperately needs to post some new stories and recipes. Trust me, she knows, it is on the list.

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