Friday, April 25, 2008

Kites at the Science Center represent abused children

Kites will take center stage at the Carnegie Science Center this weekend and so will the plight of 5,000 Allegheny County children who are victims of abuse and neglect. Kidsvoice represents those children by pairing lawyers and social workers with the children to get them the services they need. Kidsvoice executive director Scott Hollander says they are using the kite theme because kites represent joy and hope. People coming into the science center this weekend will be able to decorate a kite and hang it in the building. The goal is to make 5-thousand of the kites to represent each child in the system. There will be other kite related activities from crafts to the science behind kite flying. Anyone printing a kite from the science center web site and decorating it will get two dollars off their admission. Hollander says this is not a fund raising event, just an event to build awareness and show support for the kids.. The kites will be taken down Monday and then displayed throughout the county at different times throughout the year to once again build awareness to the issue.

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