Ten years ago, in May of 2008, we invited a representative from the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) to our office to share information about the organization. After hearing the presentation, our hearts ached for the traumatized children who the Center serves. Armed with the knowledge that the ChicagoCAC was established to advocate for sexually and physically abused children and their families, the decision to partner with them was an easy one. They have a local presence right here in Chicago, which availed us an opportunity to contribute in multiple ways—with money, sweat, and in-kind. The organization also represents a mission that is near and dear to our organization. We are honored to stand united with the ChicagoCAC to help them accomplish their mission to “Battle Abuse. Restore Lives.”
In 2012, we established an internal ChicagoCAC committee at C+R to head up our fundraising efforts and to manage volunteer assignments for different events at the Center’s facility. The committee members love being a part of this team. Some employees remain committee members for several years. This speaks volumes to how our employees feel about the work we do with the Center.
“Shortly after starting at C+R 6 years ago, I became involved with our corporate charity. A simple tour of the facility opened my eyes to the magnitude of work the Center does for children and families that have experienced abuse. This visit reinforced my desire to become more involved in C+R’s collaboration with the ChicagoCAC.” ~Senior Analyst—Online Qualitative
“The experience has been positive as I’ve learned a lot about child abuse prevention and the aid that is available to these survivors. I like that C+R has taken an interest in helping these survivors and their families. I must also commend all of the people within the organization who have taken a little time out of their schedules to help.” ~ Data Collection Director
“I love the ChicagoCAC. I think the Center is great, and all of the kids appear to be very happy. Every time I leave an event, I feel better than when I walked in.” ~Vice President—Quantitative
And, the ChicagoCAC values the partnership as well.
“Our friends at C+R Research provide year-round support for ChicagoCAC and the children and families we serve. Their team hosts internal fundraisers, donates to our backpack and toy drives, sponsors our fundraising events and, most recently, helped us weed our garden. It’s hard to think what ChicagoCAC would be without our C+R partnership. Thank you to everyone at C+R Research for your outstanding support! ~Trevor Peterson, Chief External Affairs Officer, ChicagoCAC
We are proud of our 10-year partnership with the ChicagoCAC and look forward to many more years working with them.