‘We can never stop talking’: Child advocates collect diapers, create child abuse awareness

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – We will not stop talking about it. That is what people at various child advocacy events said Saturday about child abuse.

They say child abuse is on many neighbors minds, especially in light of a Wichita boy’s death just this month. His parents are in custody on suspicion of felony murder.

They hope events like todays, build awareness and protect Kansas children. Whether they were listening to music.

Or outside with their bikes, Saturday was about child abuse awareness, in Wichita.

“They want to help and if you give them an outlet to help, and tell them how to do it, they will show up,” said Tiffany Rufe, Emma’s Army.

“Anytime you put your face out there and you stand up for what you say, build up the awareness, so people know we’re available to help out,” said Maestro.

Bikers Against Child Abuse held their annual fundraiser at The Cotillion. And the annual Diaper Jam kicked off at Champs, with music, raffles, a live auction and of course, a collection of diapers. The donated diapers will be given to the Wichita Children’s Home and there’s more than the first year.

“We only got like eight or nine hundred diapers, but every year, it seems to grow,” said April Ivy, Wichita.

The event featured blue decorations for child abuse awareness. And signs with messages they hope, stay with people in our community.

“We can never ever stop, talking about what’s happened and trying to prevent it from happening again,” said Jennifer Hubbard, Wichita.

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