By Ilena Di Toro, Patch Contributor
Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) recently received a generous gift of art supplies from Bikers Against Child Abuse of Bucks County (B.A.C.A.), an organization dedicated to bringing awareness of and preventing child abuse. The art supplies were collected at B.A.C.A.’s annual B.A.C.A Bucks Bash, which was held in the fall. The items will be used in counseling sessions with child clients, placed in waiting rooms for children to use, and shared with child clients as part of NOVA’s Holiday Gift Program.
“NOVA has a long relationship with Bikers Against Child Abuse of Bucks County and we are incredibly grateful for their continued support” said Angela M. McGettigan, Director of Community Relations and Development at NOVA. “The art supplies will be used with our child clients to help to bring them comfort while they wait for their appointments.”
“Bikers Against Child Abuse of Bucks County wants to help NOVA continue their mission in the community. We may not be a large organization, but when we call upon our members, supporters, and community, it seems as if anything is possible,” said Steve Mattes, President, Bikers Against Child Abuse. “Over this past year we were happy to contribute financially to NOVA’s expansion of their Children’s Advocacy Center in Fairless Hills, as well as provide a large amount of art supplies and puzzles for their waiting rooms, conference rooms, etc. We appreciate NOVA and all that they do for our community and we look forward to our continued partnership in the years to come.”
Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) supports, counsels and empowers victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes in Bucks County and works to prevent and eliminate violence in society through advocacy, training, community education and prevention programs. Founded in 1974, NOVA is a non-profit 501(c)(3), community-based organization operating out of three offices in Fairless Hills, Jamison and Perkasie. Services are made possible through the financial support of federal, state and local government grants and contracts, corporations, foundations and private donations. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. For more information, visit www.NOVABucks.org.
ABOUT BIKERS AGAINST CHILD ABUSE OF BUCKS COUNTY
Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) of Bucks County is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to bringing awareness and prevention of child abuse. B.A.C.A. of Bucks County strives to help create a safer environment for children who have been neglected or abused, by providing physical and emotional support for both the children and their families. The organization teams up with local and state officials and agencies to assist in the protection of at-risk children and tirelessly campaigns for community awareness to help prevent child abuse before it starts.
Some of the services B.A.C.A offers include, but are not limited to: attending trials and court hearings; arriving at courthouses to show support for victims and their families; providing monetary gifts to families; giving educational presentations to schools and community groups; and running and participating in events and toy runs. To learn more about B.A.C.A., visit www.facebook.com/bacabuckscopa.