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updated 9:21 AM, Oct 22, 2020 America/Chicago

Childrenz Haven plans raffle, welcomes 2020-21 board

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LIVINGSTON — Quarantines can squash a gala but not a Louis Vuitton purse raffle of two bags in a Facebook Live drawing during the Polk County Chamber of Commerce’s Diva Night on Nov. 5. The Childrenz Haven Board approved the fundraiser at their September meeting, led by new Executive Board members President Renee Vailes; Interim Vice President Beth Miller; Secretary Casey Flores, and Treasurer Marlo Brawner, M.D., F.A.A.C.P. 

The first of two raffle winners will choose from a tote or a crossbody, both valued at over $1,700. Only 200 tickets will be sold at $100 per ticket, with a limit of five tickets per customer. Tickets can be purchased online only at www.childrenzhaven.org/purse-raffle. 

Local businesses and organizations can get involved in supporting Childrenz Haven by joining as a sponsor:

• $250 Silver Sponsor: 
Listing on the web, mention on Facebook.

• $500 Gold Sponsor: 1 Raffle Tickets; Link to their website, and mention at the Facebook Live Drawing

• $750 Platinum Sponsor: 2 Raffle Tickets, Plus same promotion as Gold Sponsor   

For more information on sponsorships, call Childrenz Haven at 936-327-4757.

The executive board members bring a variety of expertise and skills to their roles. Mrs. Vailes is in her fourth year on the board and is president at First Community Financial Group. Mrs. Flores is beginning her third year, is a Process Engineer with Georgia-Pacific Camden-Corrigan. Long-time board member, Dr. Brawner is with Livingston Pediatrics and continues as treasurer. Crystal Finegan continues as Executive Director.

“My commitment to the work of Childrenz Haven to reduce and even eliminate child violence in Polk County called me to step up this year,” said the new board president. “There is still much work to be done and our board is engaged and eager to help our Center extend the services they provide for trauma-based therapy and support to victims and their families through community fundraising and outreach.”

Childrenz Haven is one of 70+ Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas.  It seeks to facilitate a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team of law enforcement, CPS and prosecutors that meets regularly to discuss pending cases, so that no child’s case falls through the cracks. Additionally, Childrenz Haven is a healing center, offering licensed therapy for those who have been abused and their families. The center is currently working with nearly 50 children each month.

Those interested in more information about becoming a board member or a volunteer, or the services provided by Childrenz Haven, shoulf call 936-327-4757 or visit www.childrenzhaven.org.