Teacher talking to bullied young girl

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The first Wednesday in April is considered Childhelp National Day of Hope.

This is the day for helping to end child abuse and neglect. In observance of this day lighting a 5 wick candle  and observing 5-minutes of silence represents 5 children everyday who die across the U.S. from child abuse and neglect.

According to NDC, Childhelp National Day of Hope was designated by a Congressional resolution in 2000. was founded by Yvonne Fedderson and Sara O’Meara who worked to bring this day and the victims it honors to light.

On this day let’s remember the children who are fighting for their lives and let’s give hope to our future.

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