Dear Advocate’s Friends and Champions,

2023 has already been off to an amazing start and we have so much to look forward to in the upcoming year. On March 9th, I had the honor of sharing the stage with Ms. Nancy Newman and Ms. Terry Nelson as we celebrated 40 years of Advocates for Children. The tenure of of Advocates was only made possible through the love and dedication of countless volunteers and supporters, like you, over the past four decades.

This spring we will also be sending Quacky and the Advocate’s Duck Derby into retirement as we celebrate our final Duck Derby at Osborne Park in Euharlee on May 13th. While there are 20,000 ducks going into the river on May 13th, Duck Derby was never really about the ducks. Duck Derby was a way to bring families together to support the work of Advocates for Children and to make memories with their own children. Although Duck Derby is retiring, our mission to “strengthen our community through education, advocacy, and prevention, empowering families to be free from child abuse” will continue.

Warmest Regards,
Rachel Castillo