Each year more than 3,000,000 children in the United States are reported abused or neglected and approximately 1,000,000 of those cases are confirmed.
Last year, 128,005 children were reported abused or neglected in North Carolina
31,899 of these children were confirmed as victims or found in need of service
28 died from child abuse homicide
What is SCAN?
This October marks our 35th anniversary of serving families in the Piedmont Triad Area. Exchange/SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) provides more than 20 different services or programs to prevent and treat child abuse in Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Alamance and other counties in northwestern North Carolina. Last year, SCAN provided services to 3,359 people in 60 cities/towns in 14 counties. The majority of services are free to the community. Volunteers are used extensively for their ability to give individualized care and to involve the community in the prevention of child abuse.
September 30 - October 9
Dixie Classic Fair
For the 31st year, the Exchange Club and SCAN volunteers will be selling peanuts at the Dixie Classic Fair to benefit SCAN. Please stop by our booth on the corner near the agricultural building and child rides and get your delicious Salted in the Shell Peanuts ... $3.00 per bag or 2 for $5.00! Help SCAN by selling peanuts at your business or organization! Call us 336-748-9028 and we'll deliver!!
Saturday October 15 4-6 pm
Kernersville Farmers Market
Join us for the Roger Lee Willis Memorial 6th Annual Chicken Stew Cook-Off "Battle of the Bowls" to benefit SCAN. "Friends of SCAN" is issuing a challenge to all cooks in the Triad area. Categories include judge's choice: freestyle, "old fashioned," most creative presentation and people's choice.
November 28 - December 1
Old North State Winery Mount Airy
Join us for the annual Parade of Trees at Old North State Winery, 308 North Main Street Mount Airy NC. We invite individuals and organizations to pledge trees, wreaths and donation items for this festive annual event to benefit SCAN. The trees will be on display for bids starting Monday, November 28th and the auction will close on Thurday, December 1st at 9pm.
Volunteer and Make a Difference
Our volunteers make a difference. Volunteering is a rewarding experience and helps out the agency in so many ways. We are thankful to our volunteers for their generosity of time and talents, without which we wouldn't be able to accomplish our mission.
We are very grateful for the support that we receive from the community. We could not provide the services and the level of care that our organization is known for without your gifts. One-time or recurring donations of money as well as donations of goods and services are greatly appreciated. If your community group or business would like to sponsor Exchange/SCAN, please call 336-748-9028 today!
SCAN has the following openings in our Winston-Salem headquarters: