Both Minky Ink and Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) are based in Los Angeles, CA, where for far too many children, violence is a daily fact of life. 50,000 reports of child abuse/neglect are filed annually – more than 400 a day, 17 an hour. Police respond to 43,000 reports of domestic violence, many involving children. That’s why CII serves more than 24,000 children and their families in the city’s most challenged neighborhoods and trains more than 9,000 professionals in the realm of child development, mental health, and welfare. CII provides healing, so traumatized children can recover and lead healthy lives, while working to shape the field of children’s services through innovative research, demonstration projects, and professionally accredited training programs.
By guiding students through the steps of creating their own books, Minky Ink is empowering students, showing them all of the creativity and ability that they hold, while also instilling a love of learning. By further donating their proceeds to CII, Minky Ink is a powerful partner in the fight against children affected by violence.
For those interested in lending support to Minky Ink, readers may visit their Facebook page,. In addition, those interested in supporting Children's Institute, Inc., please be sure to visit their official website.
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