Neenah, Wis. (11/19/2009) - A matching gift fund has been established to benefit the Child Advocacy Center in Neenah, Wis. The fund – which was established with gifts from Thomas J. and Renee Boldt and an anonymous donor – will match up to $35,000 in gifts given to the center through Dec. 31, 2009.
Tom Boldt is CEO at The Boldt Company, located in Appleton. He and his wife, Renee, support a variety of organizations in the Fox Valley community to make life better for countless people. The Boldt Company is a major contributor to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the Child Advocacy Center.
The Child Advocacy Center, located at 325 N. Commercial St., Suite 400, is a safe place for kids who may have been abused or neglected. The center provides a complete medical examination and an interview by a social worker specially trained to work with traumatized children. All work is carefully documented on videotape or DVD to meet judicial standards. The goal of the center is to protect children from abuse and provide resources to help them heal. The center is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley and is accredited by the National Children's Alliance.
"The Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center is a vital resource in our community," said Sara Schumacher, supervisor/forensic interviewer at the CAC. "More than 350 children were helped by the center in 2008, and the number of kids we treat each year is rising. We expect to treat a total of 400 kids in 2009. Your gifts help ensure these services will be available in the future for children who may be victims of abuse or neglect."
To donate to the Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center, send a check payable to Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation to the attention of Louis Clark, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, 130 Second St., Neenah, Wis., 54956. Please note in the memo field that the donation is for the Child Advocacy Center.