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1998 HEED Fund Grant Success Stories

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The Missouri Association for Family and Community Education (FCE) participated in Child Advocacy Day in January at the Capitol in Jefferson City, MO. Forty-two Missouri FCE members were in attendance. The members participated in educational workshops and delivered approximately 250 dolls to Missouri legislators. A letter was attached to each doll encouraging legislators to remember children and families as they vote on legislation. Legislators were also asked to take their dolls to organizations in their districts that deal with children, such as abuse centers, day care centers, survival shelters, or elementary schools. With the assistance from a HEED Fund grant, FCE members were supported in their advocacy for Missouri’s children and families. Debbie Weigand, FCE Family Life Education Chairperson, coordinated the activities. She is pictured on the Capitol steps, along with many other FCE members and their dolls, with timely messages for legislators.

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