Press Release

November 19, 2008


‘Kids Helping Kids’ Art Fair raises $1,000 for Will County Children’s Advocacy Center


JOLIET – The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office has accepted a $1,000 contribution from the first Annual Charity “Kids Helping Kids” Art Fair on behalf of the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center.


Regional Superintendent of Schools Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and the Will County Regional Office of Education hosted the art fair on October 20-22 at the Pilcher Park Nature Center. Artwork by kindergarten through fifth-grade students was displayed. Proceeds from the exhibit were donated to the Children's Advocacy Center.


State’s Attorney James Glasgow established the center in 1995 to provide a safe haven where children who have suffered sexual abuse or severe physical abuse can tell their stories to trained professionals in a non-threatening, non-suggestive environment. Their videotaped statements have been used to put hundreds of child predators behind bars over the past 13 years.


“Thanks to Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and the Regional Office of Education for hosting a fun event for children and parents that raises awareness and benefits a worthy cause,” State’s Attorney Glasgow said. “Events like the art fair enable the Children’s Advocacy Center to continue its important mission.”

Staff from the Children’s Advocacy Center attended the event and distributed program material for parents.


The center also is a member of United Way of Will County. For more information, contact the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center at (815) 774-4565, or visit the Web site at

Charles B. Pelkie 
(815) 727-8789
(815) 530-7110 (cellular) 

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