Walmart gift to support the Children's Advocacy Center of Centre County
Recently, Walmart donated $1,000 to Mount Nittany Health Foundation to support the Children's Advocacy Center of Centre County, Mount Nittany Health. "Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committed to strengthening the local communities we serve, in particular programs supporting children. On behalf of the Benner Pike Walmart and associates, I'm so pleased to support the Center and its critical work to prevent, identify, and treat child abuse," shares Mike Meraglia, manager, Benner Pike Walmart.
Each year, the Center serves several hundred children and their families in the Centre and surrounding counties. A multidisciplinary team including child welfare caseworkers, police, prosecutors, medical and mental health professionals respond collectively to allegations of child sexual and physical abuse.
The main focus at the Center is the child's wellbeing. The team works together to make each child feel safe and secure and ensure that each child is given the opportunity to share his or her account of reported abuse, neglect, or other crimes he or she may have been victim or witness to.
"All services are provided free of charge to victims and their families—this is simply the right thing to do," states Simon Corby, executive director, Mount Nittany Health Foundation. " We are so grateful to Walmart and, indeed, all donors to the Center for generously supporting this essential resource."
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