The Friends of the DuPage County Children’s Center invite area residents to join them at their 22nd Annual Family Brunch at Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, on Sunday, April 21 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
As in the past, this year’s Brunch coincides with April designated as “Prevent Child Abuse” month in Illinois. The Brunch will feature family-friendly entertainment including a face painter, photo booth and DJ. Additionally, attendees at the Brunch will be able to take part in a silent auction featuring products and services from local stores and attractions.
“The Friends of the DuPage County Children’s Center Brunch is a wonderful event for family and friends to enjoy a nice afternoon together and help out a tremendous organization,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said. “This year’s Brunch will also kick off a particularly exciting year as we will be celebrating the grand opening of the County’s new Jeanine Nicarico Children’s Center and DuPage County Family Center later this year. As always, we are very thankful for the generous support the community continues to show the Center. It is because of this support, and the support of those businesses who donate their products and services year after year, the DuPage County Children’s Center continues to be one of the premier children’s centers in the nation.”
The DuPage County Children’s Center investigates and processes all cases of child sexual and severe physical abuse in the County and works with children who witness violent crimes. The Center receives government funding for its basic operations including staff and building maintenance. However, there is little money for programs to support child victims and their affected family members. In addition, the Center has no funding for community awareness or abuse prevention. The annual Spring Brunch is the Friend’s primary fund-raiser each year with all proceeds going to meet the needs of abused children and affected family members.
The Friends is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization formed in 1997. The group’s mission is to financially support the programs at the DuPage County Children’s Center that benefit child victims of sexual and physical abuse, their families and the community of DuPage County.
Tickets for this year’s Spring Brunch are $65 for adults, $15 for children age 4-12 and children 3 and under are free. Tickets will be available at the door. For further information please contact the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office at (630) 407-8220.