Blue for a good cause


By Joe Gilroy - [email protected]



Sara’s Sweets owner Sara Anderson boxes up an order of blue frosted cupcakes to raise awareness for child abuse prevention.

Sara’s Sweets owner Sara Anderson boxes up an order of blue frosted cupcakes to raise awareness for child abuse prevention.


Sara’s Sweets owner Sara Anderson shows a delicious blue frosted cupcake made especially to raise awareness for child abuse prevention.

Sara’s Sweets owner Sara Anderson shows a delicious blue frosted cupcake made especially to raise awareness for child abuse prevention.


The Allen County Prosecutor’s office hits the playground for recess dressed in blue to raise awareness of child abuse.


The staff at Prevention Awareness Support Services (PASS) wears blue to support child abuse prevention efforts.


LIMA – The skies may have been gray for the better part of Wednesday, but make no mistake the color blue was prevalent throughout the greater Lima region.

In an effort to bring awareness to child abuse and neglect, people around the area were wearing blue on Wednesday.

Blue could be spotted for as far as the eye could see throughout the Lima. It was all for a good cause as it was day for the awareness of child abuse and neglect.

Employees at Allen County Children Services wore blue to support the children they are charged with protecting.

Last year children services responded to 880 child abuse and neglect reports in Allen County. The nearly 900 cases represented an 11% increase over 2020.

Of those reports, 25% resulted in children being removed from the home due to the seriousness of the abuse or neglect. The agency advises that it’s imperative people speak up about any sign of abuse sooner rather than later.

Allen County Children Services’ Wear Blue Day to raise awareness for child abuse is held during April’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month across the country.

Children Services encouraged everyone in our community to wear blue and take a photo of themselves Wednesday. Photos were sent to the agency at [email protected]

Posted photos across social media could be seen by visiting many county agencies and businesses.

The agency will choose three winners based on creativity to be announced April 27, on the agency’s Facebook page.

As part of April’s activities, Sara’s Sweets will made blue cupcakes by order only and Dunkin’ Donuts offered blue donuts all month.

Together, with the community, we can work to reduce the number of children affected by abuse or neglect. Concerns of child abuse or neglect may be reported by calling 419-227-8590.

Sara’s Sweets owner Sara Anderson boxes up an order of blue frosted cupcakes to raise awareness for child abuse prevention.
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Sara’s Sweets owner Sara Anderson shows a delicious blue frosted cupcake made especially to raise awareness for child abuse prevention.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2022/04/web1_A2DFD8A0-3DFB-4358-983F-D550E5B330FD_ne2022413202212532.jpegSara’s Sweets owner Sara Anderson shows a delicious blue frosted cupcake made especially to raise awareness for child abuse prevention.
The Allen County Prosecutor’s office hits the playground for recess dressed in blue to raise awareness of child abuse.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2022/04/web1_8730394A-BA01-4543-9E70-58B77B57C859_ne2022413202217159.jpegThe Allen County Prosecutor’s office hits the playground for recess dressed in blue to raise awareness of child abuse.
The staff at Prevention Awareness Support Services (PASS) wears blue to support child abuse prevention efforts.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2022/04/web1_3C19AD78-657F-4695-B852-2FE5818BC4BE_ne2022413202216217.jpegThe staff at Prevention Awareness Support Services (PASS) wears blue to support child abuse prevention efforts.

By Joe Gilroy

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