What we do
We, at Battle4Children Charities, assist other non- profits, child advocacies and children hospitals, with much-needed funds raised via our many annual fundraising events, selling of merchandise, concerts and informational seminars so that children and their caretakers, traumatized by human trafficking, sexual abuse & domestic violence, can receive expedient services, and even prevent incidents from occuring.
Fundraiser Events like :
Painting with a Purpose
Live music with Christian bands
Silent auctions with fifty-fifty and love offerings and many more
We learned that children and their caretakers, tortured by human trafficking, sexual abuse and domestic violence, inflict trauma that is not only on a physical level, but mentally as well.
This comes under our attention that existing cases at that time were just over 2,400 cases of child abuse in the city of Philadelphia annually. Its heartbreaking to say that as of now, in 2019 the caseload has now leads to over 3,000 cases annually in Philadelphia alone.
Many are working towards solving this issue and providing child advocacy with expedient trauma specific therapeutic services. There were therapists or counselors to help provide services but due to the lack of therapy space, some children aren't receiving services for months to almost a year in some cases.
We, at Battle4Children Charities, support and assist other nonprofit, child advocacies and children hospitals that provide trauma specific therapy. We support them with much-needed funds raised via our many annual fundraising events so that children and their caretakers traumatized by human trafficking, sexual abuse and domestic violence, can receive expedient services.
Our dedicated team works hard every day to prevent child abuse and neglect before it happens. Collectively, we create, interpret, and distribute innovative research on new and existing child abuse prevention solutions and develop a wide range of valuable tools for parents and caregivers.
In the words of Art Salvagno,
the Founder of B4C :
Battle4Children was first called Battle of the Christian Bands in 2010 and became a non-profit 501c3 in 2015, changing its name to Battle4Children Charities.
"In the beginning, when battle was formed, it wasn't that there weren't enough therapists or counselors to help provide services, it was the lack of space that some children weren't receiving services for months to almost a year in some cases. In 2015 Battle of the Christian Bands became what is now Battle4Children Charities a 501c3 non-profit. The journey began back in 2011 when we had our first Battle of the Christian Bands, which I can say is our flagship fundraiser. So why create a non-profit to help other nonprofits who provide these similar type services? Simple! Battle4Children takes over where agencies and hospitals, providing the much needed services leave off. Battle4Children provides the awareness factor, educating the public, hoping families will become more vigilant; educating their own children. Education is the key factor and it begins in the household with the family.
Today I am happy to say we have helped close that space by helping to educate many families along the way, through our annual fundraisers such as our axe throwing and our comedy night, as well as our painting with a purpose and of course as I mentioned before Battle of the Christian Bands. Our annual free events alone raises just over three thousand dollars annually, and come from the likes of silent auctions, fifty-fifty and love offerings. We can't thank our corporate and individual onors enough who continue to help keep our Battle4Children Mission alive.