Gingerbread House Bossier/Caddo Children’s Advocacy Center has announced Chesapeake Energy Corporation as its first-ever title sponsor for the 2011 Gingerbread House Benefit.
A luncheon held at Ralph & Kacoo’s in Bossier City kicked-off Gingerbread House’s fall fundraising with the announcement and encouraged those attending to support its efforts in preparation for the Nov. 8 Chesapeake Energy Corporation Benefit.
“Chesapeake’s commitment to making a difference in the communities it serves is to be commended. We are honored to have them be our first title sponsor in the 10-year history of the benefit. It is because of donors and community partners like Chesapeake that we are able to continue providing critically needed services free of charge to over 500 child victims of sexual and severe physical abuse every year. Thank you, Chesapeake for making a difference in our community,” said Jessica Miller, executive director of Gingerbread House.
Dedicated to reducing the trauma experienced by child victims, the additional funds raised by the benefit will be used in Gingerbread House’s efforts to serve victimized children and aid in prosecution of their abusers.
“Chesapeake is honored to partner with Gingerbread House to aid in its efforts to serve, protect and uplift child abuse victims and their families,” said Paul Pratt, Chesapeake’s Director-Corporate Development. “Child abuse is an issue that must be addressed by all of us working collaboratively. As the leading operator in the Haynesville Shale, Chesapeake is committed to providing support for agencies that protect our children and create healthier environments in our communities.”
The Gingerbread House Bossier/Caddo Children’s Advocacy Center is a community-based, non-profit organization that began serving abused children in 1998. All services are provided at
no cost to the victim’s family or referring agency.
All services have been provided free of charge thanks to the generosity of donors like the 2011 title sponsor and others.