Members of the San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club volunteered this on Saturday, March 13th to pass out Cardboard Kids®.  Thanks go out to Debbie Degollado, Jordan Alonzo, Becky Robles and Dan Clark for distributing the two-foot tall cardboard figures. 
The Cardboard Kids represent the thousands of children that are abused and neglected at the hands of adults in our community each year.
Created by ChildSafe, Cardboard Kids®, a city-wide public awareness campaign to draw attention to the pervasiveness of child abuse and the fact that every story is different and every child unique.  The most important element in a difficult conversation is starting one. Never is this truer than with our difficulty talking about child sexual and physical abuse.   They start the conversation, not only by creating a visual symbol for children to identify with but also by providing valuable tips for caregivers on how to talk to their children about child abuse and neglect.  While Cardboard Kids®  began distribution in March, they will be decorated and placed all over San Antonio on “Reveal Day,” Thursday, April 1 2021. Cardboard Kids social media campaigns, volunteers, and community partners, like YOU, guarantee a greater awareness of the problem of child abuse. Let us all be a champion for those who have spoken up as well as for those who need a voice.  The mission of ChildSafe is to restore dignity, hope, and trust to children traumatized by abuse and neglect.  ChildSafe is the only nonprofit in Bexar County that coordinates the efforts of child protection staff, law enforcement professionals, family advocates, medical experts, and mental health clinicians for children and adolescents traumatized by sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, neglect, or exploitation.