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The Lois Kaplan Charitable Foundation for the Prevention of Child Abuse is always looking for new projects to support the fight against child abuse.

Since its inception, the foundation has raised enough money to fund two very special projects by partnering with Family Resources and Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh as well as the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh. 

Our first project was a challenge grant to the
"Reach Out to Families" program which was initiated in late 1997.  Half of the grant was pledged immediately and the second half was  pledged in early 1999 upon Jewish Family & Children's Service obtaining matching contributions.  Subsequently, another contribution was made in the first half of 2000 to help the program continue working with high risk families.  The "Reach Out to Families" program is more thoroughly described on our Press Releases page.

Our second project was the purchase of artwork from a West Coast based Jewish artist, depicted to the right.  The artwork has been incorporated into an extensive program that will teach young students about the Holocaust.  The program is housed at the Holocaust Museum at the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh.  It teaches children that abuse is a crime.  The plight of Anne Frank and the millions of other Jews is the focus of the artwork, and is symbolic of the courage that they showed during one of the most tragic events of the 20th century.

Additionally, the program encourages children/students to engage in discussions about the holocaust and gives them the opportunity to ask questions. 


 

"Anne"

 

"From Whole Cloth"

 

 


 
 
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