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10th Anniversary Celebration Blue Ties and Butterflies on March 29

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  • | 12:00 a.m. March 2, 2023
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The Child Protection Center (CPC) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their signature fundraising event, Blue Ties and Butterflies. The funds raised over the last 10 years at this annual event, has helped CPC sustain programming and continues to bring transformational healing to child abuse victims.

While Sarasota is home to beautiful weather, beaches, and a strong philanthropic community.

Historically, there are over 3,200 reports of child abuse made annually in Sarasota and DeSoto Counties.

“In 2013, we decided enough was enough." says Executive Director Douglas Staley. "No more secrets. No more hiding."

CPC's Board of Directors and advocates decided to take action to increase awareness of child abuse and raise much needed funding to expand and sustain program services.

"We knew our community would be stronger together for children, when we joined forces to bring them the healing they deserve.” says Staley. “The creation of Blue Ties and Butterflies in 2013 was a pivotal moment in our organization's history.”

As Blue Ties and Butterflies blossomed, so did the Child Protection Center. Local advocates and passionate philanthropists advocated for CPC, bringing monumental growth and financial stability.

“Sustainability has always been our top priority.” Says Staley. “Thanks to Blue Ties and Butterflies, more children have received compassionate care in pursuit of our mission of the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse."

Join us for a beautiful night of growth, healing, and transformation.


  • A moving story from a child abuse survivor and community advocate.
  • An exciting line-up of live auction items featuring meals, wheels, and incredible steals!
  • An opportunity to DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT with a $100,00 match  generously provided by Keith D. Monda & Veronica Brady, Williams Family Foundation, Bob & Lin Williams, Brian & Sheila Jellison Family Foundation, Travis & Kathy Brown, and an Anonymous Donor.

Join us at at Michael's on East on March 29th for an unforgettable evening of transformational healing.


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