National Love Our Children Day – Celebrating And Valuing America’s Children

Love Our Children USA announces the fourth annual National Love Our Children Day. National Love Our Children Day is an initiative of Love Our Children USA, and is celebrated annually across the country on the first Saturday of every April to honor children, strengthen families and raise awareness for efforts to protect children.

New York, NY, March 30, 2007 --( National Love Our Children Day is like Mother's and Father's Day for children. This special day was created to acknowledge the value of children and to educate parents on the importance of giving them love, protection and respect, the three essential elements children need to become strong and successful adults. By promoting healthy and happy children and strengthening families through the support of our nation’s communities, we can keep kids safe and break the cycle of violence.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proclaimed April 7th as Love Our Children Day. The mayor said “All of our children deserve the love, encouragement, and respect they need to reach their full potential – today and every day of the year,” and commended Love Our Children USA for its vital work in making an incredible difference in so many young people’s lives.

The Fourth Annual National Love Our Children Day will be celebrated on Saturday, April 7, 2007. For the second consecutive year Teddy Ruxpin serves as Love Our Children Day’ Ambassador and offers a special message in support of the day on Love Our Children USA’s web site.

Ross Ellis, Love Our Children USA’s founder and chief executive officer urges all parents, families and communities to take time to honor children on each year on the first Saturday of April! Ellis said “Whether you are a parent or not, children touch your heart in some way. We all have children in our lives, whether it's a son or daughter, relative, friend or neighbor's child. What greater purpose does a person have than to help protect respect, honor and celebrate a child? What is more powerful than the realization that a child needs my love?”

Love Our Children USA asks parents to spend the day with the children and teens in their life! Shower them with special attention. Take them to a movie, game, fair, circus, concert, shopping or out to lunch. Do something special together or buy them something they’ve been wanting for a long time — just because you love them!

Whatever you choose to do with your children on Love Our Children Day, make it a special day! Celebrate together! Children are our treasures! 

About Love Our Children USA

In its eighth year, Love Our Children USA is the leading national nonprofit headquartered in New York City that honors, respects and protects children. Its mission is to break the cycle of violence against children. Love Our Children USA has become the go-to prevention organization for all forms of violence and neglect against children. It works to eliminate behaviors that keep children from reaching their potential. It redefines parenting by promoting prevention strategies and positive changes in parenting and family attitudes and behaviors through public education. It works to empower and support children, teens, parents and families through information, resources, advocacy, and online youth mentoring. Its goal is to keep children safe and strengthen families -- Its message is positive ... one of prevention and hope.

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