The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a huge challenge for the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. The majority of our fundraisers, across our 20 Centers in West Tennessee, are traditionally scheduled between February and June. Because of this pandemic, the Center has postponed all our scheduled fundraisers.
The Center had been working diligently with the hope to reschedule them, but due to the mandate by the Governor of Tennessee this will not be possible. Reviewing the budget there is a total of $566,500 revenue we anticipated from events that are cancelled. It costs approximately $450,000 a month for us to operate across all 20 counties, and we must continue to take care of our children.
The need to address abuse has not stopped despite quarantines and social distancing due to COVID-19. In fact it has increased. Our Front Line Staff at the Centers are continuing to following the CDC Safety Guidelines so that we can keep our doors open and guarantee our children receive the help they need through this challenging time.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Neon Casino Club
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Timber Maniacs
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Reverend Jessie and Friends
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Paula Bridges and Friends