From the blog: A special letter from SCAN Board Member Mary Kudless 

December 29, 2013

December 29, 2013

MaryKudlessWell, the holiday cards have arrived in our mailboxes and our hearts are warmed by messages and photos from family and friends.  Take a look at the wonderful pictures of children and families in SCAN’s Annual Report.  It brings alive SCAN’s work with children and families through their CASA, Parenting Education and Public Education programs.  All of this effort is about strengthening families and supporting the inherent dignity and joy in raising happy and healthy children

2013 was a very special year for SCAN’s families and supporters because we celebrated our 25th year of providing services to the Northern Virginia and Metro community.  Our Annual Report highlights the celebrations that marked this Silver Anniversary and also tells the story about the measurable impact of SCAN’s services in strengthening families and preventing child abuse and neglect. When you read this, your gifts to those you love will be opened and cherished.

Please take a moment to make one final gift to SCAN and continue the holiday spirit, supporting SCAN’s work in 2014.  Please go to website (here) and use our online donation feature.  You might consider joining our Giving Monthly option (GEM Society), or simply making an end of the year gift.  The options are laid out very clearly for you on our beautiful, newly designed website.  You will see the impact your gift will have——$30 covers the monthly cost of hosting the Parenting Resource Center site which received 44,000 visits this year!  $60 will cover the cost of a CASA Advocate Training Manual. $100 will pay for dinner for 20 parents and 25 children at the ABC’s of Parenting Class.

Your gift to SCAN is one that benefits children and families all year long.  Thank you so much for all your support and wishing you and your families a Happy and Healthy New Year,

Mary Kudless
SCAN Board Member and past Board President (2012-2013)