Exchange unveils “BLUE MONDAYS” initiative in observance of April as child abuse prevention month

posted Mar 20, 2012, 8:10 AM by Crissy Nolen

Exchange, America’s Premier Service Club, is introducing a nationwide effort to increase awareness about the Prevention of Child Abuse, by inviting the public to join its “Blue Mondays” initiative and wear blue every Monday in April in observance of this critical issue.

The Blue Ribbon symbolizes more than 3 million children who are reported to Child Protective Services each year as being abused or neglected throughout the United States.

“We want everyone to stand with us and wear blue on Mondays in April to create greater public awareness of this tragic problem, and to do what they can to make a difference in the lives of children and families,” said Sid Mobley, National Exchange Club President. Locally, the Exchange Club of (your town) is participating in the Blue Mondays observance.

In 1979 The Prevention of Child Abuse was adopted as the national project of The National Exchange Club (NEC). Since then, the NEC has organized a nationwide network of 75 Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Centers, and has helped approximately 1.8 million children and over 770,000 families break the cycle of child abuse and neglect. In addition to the Prevention of Child Abuse, the NEC and its 700 Clubs across the US and Puerto Rico conduct programs to honor youth, provide community service and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. 

The NEC has introduced Blue Mondays pins and blue clothing to promote the program.  Go to  to view items.  For further information about Exchange, go to

Crissy Nolen,
Mar 20, 2012, 8:10 AM