Blue April - Child Abuse Prevention Month


“Breaking News!  The $8,000 Match Opportunity is extended to May 19!
As of May 1, 2024, we’ve raised $2,516.00! Thank you so much.
We are only $5,477.00 from reaching the full Match Opportunity.  
Now, your donation and our impact to Prevent Child Abuse are doubled!

Because of the respect and admiration that our Executive Director, Julie, has earned over the years with empowering families in crisis, a generous stakeholder offered an amazing Matching Dollar Opportunity – dollar for dollar up to $8,000 in support of our 2024 Project Blue April initiative to Prevent Child Abuse in Palm Beach County!  

Now, your donation and our impact to Prevent Child Abuse are doubled!

In 2023 you helped us raise $5,000 which allowed us to prevent the abuse and neglect of 789 children served by our programs. Each year we want to increase our impact and save more children! Our goal for 2024 is to fundraise $10,000.  Please submit your donation TODAY. 
To acknowledge your support, we will display your name and/or company logo here on our website, in our press release, email marketing campaigns and all five (5) social media platforms as The DISRUPTORS Preventing Child Abuse.

This Years Company Participants...

Some of our past participants...

Wear Blue to Change Lives

In April, employees across our community wear BLUE  in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Wonderful employees like you are committed to raise funds and increase awareness in support of  Families First of Palm Beach County’s vital work to prevent child abuse.

You can make a DIFFERENCE in our community


Families First created the “Blue April” project as a collaborative effort to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The goal is to remind the entire community of the role we all play in creating safe, and healthy futures for our community’s children. Participants donate $5 or more in support of Families First programs that have been preventing child abuse in thousands of families for 33 years.


Child abuse prevention requires community partnerships and this project provides a unique, fun, and inexpensive way to do just that. It also creates an environment of purpose and teamwork within your school, business, sorority, fraternity and Church. Individuals and families can participate, too.


Complete the form below and click submit. Also, you can print and email the form to or mail it using the address provided below.

Appoint a team captain to collect donations and distribute the information Families First will provide about “Blue April.” Families First will publicize the participating companies on our website and social media. When employees donate $5 or more, they receive a bracelet for their support.

Additionally, we encourage all participants to fundraise for the entire month of April and then wear blue on Friday, April 26th, to show a unified community effort to build awareness for this cause. Please share your pictures and tag us in social media.#familiesfirstpbc, #ffpbc #blueapril2024 #stopchildabuse


Families First has successfully been preventing child abuse for 35 years by providing needed services to families whose life circumstances leave them ill-equipped to provide safe and loving homes for their children.

By providing services in the areas of child abuse prevention, housing, health and behavioral health, families become stable and self-sufficient. For every child protected from abuse, the community saves $105,000 in future costs of hospitalization, special education, juvenile justice and school failure – all aftermaths of abuse.

For more information, contact Cheryl Patterson, Philanthropy Director | 561.324.0978


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You can download a PDF version of the information and form above here.

Whether you can or cannot participate, please consider making a donation in support of Child Abuse Prevention, using this donation link.

Participating Donors

Iris Abreu
Peter Anderson
Adriane Arnett
Mary Avery
Diana Batista Jimenez
Laurie Briggs
Robert Brusso
Amanda Buzek
Concetta Camacho
Angela Campbell
William Capko
Jim Cook
Greg Cryan
Jimmy De Jesus
Jose Diaz
Michelle Diffenderfer
Vanessa Donadio
Briana Dumarsair
Reginale Durandisse
Tia Durham
Heather Ebanks
Denise Fraile
Marian French
Jordan Goldman
Bari Goldstein
Joan Granlund
Byrnes Guillaume
Paul Hannah
Suzanne Holmes
Eric Inge
Barbara James
Linda Jones
Aimee Kelley
Kimberly Kuffner

David Lalloo
Stef Lambrisca
Patricia Lane
Andrea LaMack
Stef Lambrisca
Patricia Lane
Leidy Londono
Maria Lord
Marilyn Lozada
Nilson Magro
Brian Mangines
Telsula Morgan
Jim Nau
Maria Paredes
Franco Peralta
Marsha Perkins
Jessica Quastler
Marcos Rodriguez
Kathryn Rossmell
Rebecca Rubinstein
Lauren S.
Melissa Scanapico
Jo Ann Sears
Tami Segal
Annabell Simoes
Jim Springer
Catherine Stefano
Jo Ann Thiemann
Andres Torrens
Debra Vasilopoulos
Marc Weisbrot
Lee Williams
Lisa Wood
Debbie Yearwood