Leadership group seeking support for SWICACC

By Herald Staff

JASPER — A group taking part in the Dubois County Leadership Academy is seeking the community’s help in supporting the Southwestern Indiana Child Advocacy Center Coalition.

SWICACC provides a safe reporting location for children who are the victims of abuse. The organization serves Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin, Orange, Perry and Spencer counties. Even during a global pandemic, SWICACC has continued to provide services to children and families in the community. COVID-19 has, unfortunately, caused the organization to postpone its annual fundraiser.

The postponement of the fundraiser is what drew the attention to a group from the Dubois County Leadership Academy. Comprised of Jerry Austin, Kylee Eckert, Jennifer Lopez, Nathan Napier and Kyle Rupert, the group hopes to help raise awareness of the needs of SWICACC.

“It is our goal to amplify the message of SWICACC’s needs at this time,” said Kyle Rupert, a member of the group. “If we can raise some funds or bring in additional supplies to help them get through this time, we will have accomplished our goal.”

SWICACC has identified several supplies needed at their site. These include, but are not limited to, snacks, drinks, chalk, crayons, markers, hand soap, paper towels, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, etc. Financial contributions also help to ensure SWICACC is able to continue to serve the community.

Those interested in donating supplies may do so at one of the locations listed below through Nov. 6. Financial contributions should be made out to Dubois County Leadership Academy, with SWICACC in the memo line, and sent to: Dubois County Leadership Academy 2065 Main St., Ferdinand, IN., 47532.

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