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For the children

Advocacy Center receives $7,500 donation

Published: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 3:00 p.m. CDT
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(Photo courtesy of Will County State’s Attorney)
Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow receives a check from Witches Night Out committee co-chairs Kathy Mihelich (left) and Judy Erwin (right) for $7,500 to benefit the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center.

JOLIET, Ill. — The Witches Night Out committee presented Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow with a $7,500 donation to benefit the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center.

The Children’s Advocacy Center was chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the third annual Witches Night Out fundraiser, which was held Oct. 25 at the Joliet Renaissance Center.

State’s Attorney Glasgow, who founded the Children’s Advocacy Center and chairs its board of directors, accepted the donation from Witches Night Out committee co-chairs Kathy Mihelich and Judy Erwin. “Thank you to the Witches Night Out committee for selecting the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center as a beneficiary of its annual fundraiser,” Glasgow said. “This year’s event was a tremendous success. Everyone who attended had a great time and they raised a lot of money for local worthy causes. The donation to the Children’s Advocacy Center will help us continue our important mission of protecting children.”

At Witches Night Out, women dress as witches for a fun night on the town. The event’s proceeds fund United Way agencies that serve women and children in need.

This year’s committee selected the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center for its dedication to helping children and families hurt by child abuse. Lamb’s Fold Center for Women and Children and Stepping Stones Treatment and Recovery Center also were selected as beneficiaries of this year’s event.

The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization.  Founded by Glasgow in 1995, its professionally trained staff interviews children who are the victims of sexual or severe physical abuse in a non-threatening, non-suggestive setting.

The children’s recorded statements have been used to successfully prosecute literally hundreds of predators over the past 17 years.

For more information about the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center, call (815) 774-4565.

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