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For Release:  Dec. 29, 2009
Contact: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
(405) 271-5601

Postcards Help Promote Family Friendly People and Places

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) Start Right Program is introducing a new effort to encourage businesses and community organizations to support Oklahoma children and families.  Individuals in the community will be encouraged to write a thank you and drop a postage-paid postcard in the mail to acknowledge a family friendly establishment in Oklahoma. Local establishments that receive a postcard are encouraged to display it in a window or somewhere customers can easily see it.

 “We hope this promotional effort will help recognize organizations, businesses and local community organizations worthy of public recognition and spotlight family and child friendly locations,” said Suzy Gibson, OCAP consultant.

Gibson said an example of a possible recipient for a postcard is a restaurant “Family Day” in which the proceeds are donated to a local school. “The postcards encourage a philosophy of random acts of kindness,” she said.

The Family Friendly postcards are available at no cost from the OSDH by contacting the Start Right Program at (405) 271-7611 or email susaneg@health.ok.gov.

The Family Friendly postcards are part of a family and child-centered focus in 2010 leading up to April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month observance: It’s Time to Make a Difference for Children.  

For more information about the Family Friendly Postcard project contact Suzy Gibson at (405) 271-7611 or email susaneg@health.ok.gov.

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