Children’s Advocacy Center clients design, decorate beautiful Christmas cards

Posted 11/12/17

By RON HARRIS

Daily Mountain Eagle

A number of clients at the Walker County Children’s Advocacy Center — ages 4 to 16 — have already gotten into the holiday spirit by designing a series …

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Children’s Advocacy Center clients design, decorate beautiful Christmas cards

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By RON HARRIS

Daily Mountain Eagle

A number of clients at the Walker County Children’s Advocacy Center — ages 4 to 16 — have already gotten into the holiday spirit by designing a series of six Christmas cards that are now available for purchase.

The cards will be sold in sets of 12 — two each of the six designs — for $20, with all money going to the Children’s Advocacy Center to help local kids who have experienced abuse.

The sets include hand-stamped craft paper envelopes. If you or your business buys four or more sets, they can include a personalized message.

“The younger kids from the center used their hand and foot prints to start the cards, then the older kids came back and finished the coloring and writing,” said April Metrock of the Walker County Children’s Advocacy Center. “All the cards are 100 percent done by the kids.”

The youngest kids to work on the cards were 4, Metrock said. The oldest were 16. “We had several submissions from the kids, and we picked our top six favorites,” Metrock said.

Metrock said the purpose of selling the cards is primarily to raise funds for the Children’s Advocacy Center.

“A lot of our funding comes from ADECA and VOCA (Victims of Crimes Act) grants, but that funding is so flagged that it has to be spent on specific services,” Metrock said. “Unfortunately, we have other needs that have to be met financially, including repairs around our facility. snacks for the kids when they come in or therapy supplies that aren’t covered.”

The goal is to sell at least 100 sets, Metrock said.

You can order the cards today by calling (205) 387-8324 or you can email Metrock at april.wccac@gmail.com. You can also place an order by going to the Children’s Advocacy Center’s Facebook page.

Orders will be available within seven days and can be picked up at the Children’s Advocacy Center, or they can be mailed for a $5 fee.