Up & Coming Weekly

September 13, 2016

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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8 SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2016 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Best Local Non-Profit The Child Advocacy Center 336 Ray Avenue 910.486. 9700 or www.childadvocacycenter.com Children are truly the heart of a community. They are its future. How they are treated and how the community looks out for its children says more about a community than anything else. If you truly want to know the heart of a community, you can see it in the way they treat those who cannot take care of themselves. In Cumberland County, The Child Advocacy Center plays a key role in promoting the well being of the county's children. The organization's mission is "to alleviate the trauma chil- dren experience once a disclosure of sexual abuse or serious physical abuse occurs by creating a community of collaborating advocates." It's mission is to build "a community where children live in a safe and nurturing environment free from sexual and physical abuse." For that to happen the community has to come together, and pulling all the right people and resources together is the mission of the organization: Joining hands with community partners, we pro- vide a safe and child friendly Center that supports the prevention, investigation and prosecution of child abuse." The CAC is doing its job well. During FY 2016, our center served 773 children and their families and, by our coordinating efforts, saved the community more than $500,000. Best Local Fundraiser Woofstock Fayetteveille Animal Protection Society 3927 Bragg Boulevard 910.864.9040 orwww.fapspet.org Woofstock is an annual event that benefits the four-legged, furry mem- bers of our community. Sponsored by the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society, the proceeds from Woofstock's help the agency to continue to place shelter pets in healthy, loving homes and make sure that each pet is spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped before being adopted. It also allows the organization to make improvements at its facility to ensure it meets state guidelines for the care and hous- ing of animals. As the only no-kill shelter in Cumberland County, FAPS prides itself on it care and treat- ment of animals they take in. Slated for Oct. 7, Woofstock is happening under the great tent on the river. It is becoming the party of the year in our community! It's our major fundraiser featuring rocking' live music and a great dinner buffet, plus pet vendors from our area doling out free gifts for your pets! Tickets are on sale now! Thank you for voting us Come Experience What's Behind The Gates For Yourself! UP & COM I NG W EEKLY 'S Come Experience What's Behind The Gates For Yourself! After 12 PM Not valid with any other offers Expires Dec. 31, 2016 (910) 425-6667 • gatesfour.com Advertising to Grow Your Business www.upandcomingweekly.com For effective advertising call 910.484.6200 today!

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