ADVOCATE | ENGAGE | FUNDRAISE
The Save Jane Society is comprised of members from conscientious households who take a stand for children by raising awareness within their circles about the healing services DCAC provides to the victims of child abuse in Dallas County and their families. Through education, volunteerism, and community awareness, the Save Jane Society serves as an inclusive community of advocates who help expose the realities of trauma caused by child abuse and the hope and justice that prevails at DCAC with the wider community.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS (click to view full list of opportunities)
Engagement Through Volunteerism
- Save Jane Event – Save Jane is a marketing and awareness campaign for DCAC. Hosted each Spring in Klyde Warren Park, the 28,131 names of each and every child reported abused in 2019 are read aloud. For 28 hours we will replace the real names with Jane Doe or John Doe to shine a light on the magnitude of child abuse in Dallas County. Members assist at the Save Jane Society booth and have the option to participate in reading names.
- Dining Series – DCAC serves dinner to children and families each weeknight who are participating in group therapy. Adult members can help by providing dinner and staying for setup, service and clean up.
- Therapy Garden Refresh – Help swap flowers seasonally to keep the DCAC garden beautiful for clients who find respite there when at the Center.
- Clothes Closet – The DCAC Clothes Closet provides an opportunity for children and adults alike to donate funds, gift cards or new unwrapped toys and clothes through toy collections or give-back events, like donating your birthday party to DCAC. Help coordinate a donation drive and collection drop-off for DCAC or help organize the closet seasonally.
- Back-to-School Drive – DCAC provides over 1,500 children with a backpack, school supplies and access to uniforms.
- Holiday of Hope Toy Drive – DCAC provides gifts to over 2,000 children during the holiday season.
- Pinwheels in the Park – Pinwheels in the park is a campaign to help highlight Child Abuse Awareness Month in April. A kickoff event at NorthPark is when the community at large is invited to decorate paper pinwheels that will be used to create a visual representation of the child abuse victims served at DCAC each year. The pinwheels then will be on display at Klyde Warren Park during our Save Jane Event. Members assist with the craft activities at NorthPark event, along with distribution and collection of pinwheels and donations during the month leading up to the Save Jane Event.
- Family Focused – Members with children or grandchildren will have the opportunity to participate in family geared activities quarterly that highlight volunteerism and philanthropy for the younger generation in a fun and palatable way.
- Networking – Members will have the opportunity to attend quarterly socials and happy hours to network with other like-minded individuals and professionals. Members will also receive exclusive invites to each of DCAC’s annual fundraising events.
- Exclusive invites to DCAC events
- In-home Education – Members can host small gatherings in their home with a DCAC expert. Invite your friends and neighbors for important education and discussion on topics such as “How to Keep Your Kids Safe.” Topics can be geared towards age of attendees.
- Community Lecture Series – Members are encouraged to attend DCAC’s quarterly lecture series that takes place off campus at various central locations. Past topics have included: “The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse” and “Internet Safety: Keeping our Teens Safe.”
- Public Education – Members can invite DCAC into their workplace. An expert will present “DCAC 101” – a high level education about the CAC model and how DCAC supports abused children in Dallas County.
- Members are encouraged to advocate for DCAC within their community. Members can host a fundraiser for cash donations (Bake sales, Lemonade stands, etc.); host a donation drive (Gift Cards, Clothes, Toys, Halloween Candy, Backpacks, etc.); or invite friends to learn about DCAC through a lunch and learn or tour of the facility.
- Teen Groups – Teens can advocate for DCAC within their schools via a task force or DCAC club.
The Save Jane Society was named for DCAC’s campaign of the same name. Save Jane shows that child abuse in Dallas County spans every race, age, and neighborhood in a provocative and creative way. Each child is shown with a black bar across their eyes with the statement, “I am Jane Doe.” They are no longer nameless kids, but instead become the kid in your daughter’s class, the boy on your son’s soccer team, or the girl walking by you at the mall.
Join the Save Jane Society today to help spread awareness in your community about the reality of child abuse and the hope and resilience found at DCAC while helping to fund services for the over 7,300 children and non-offending family members we serve each year.
Be sure to follow us on social media to keep up to date on the latest happenings of the Save Jane Society @DallasCAC.
Save Jane Society Members
Houston and Katrina Bolin
Wesley and Jeff Brady
Jon, Sarah and Mack Burns
Anthony J. & Lisa M. Campagna
Katy and David Cecere
Clifton and Paula Cotton
Wynne, Chris and Staiger Cunningham
Christy and Travis Ewert
Attorney Bruce A. Flint
Sara, Chris, Harper & Duncan Fredericks
Jon and Julie Heckmann
Sally and Adam Hodge
Jane Rose Hurst
Ashlee and Chris Kleinert
John, Natalie, Avery and Ashley Lesikar
Jennifer F. Martinez
Janie and Cappy McGarr
Mary Blake and Chuck Meadows
Dr. Jane E. Nokleberg & Dr. Lawrence Hum
Rebecca and Jeff Montgomery Family
Shawn, Carrie, Emily and Gavin Paschall
James and Sharon Richards
Gail and Donald Roberts
Charlene Olivia Russell
Christa and Ketric Sanford
Collin, Erin, Blaize and Mary Keating Schuhmacher
Murphey, Jeff, Phelps, Price, Peyton and Paige Sears
Jessica Brazeal and Kelly Slaven
Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Slaven
Tracy and David Steiner
Norma K. and Donald J. Stone
Lauren and Austin Wheeler
Katherine and Austin Wyker
Jasmine S. Wynton