Baltimore Child Abuse Center gets help

BALTIMORE - Party City Maryland has raised over $85,000 to help the Baltimore Child Abuse Center .

The in-store campaign ran through the months of September and October at 11 locations throughout the state.

Employees at the White Marsh Party City store presented the Baltimore Child Abuse Center with a check at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The Baltimore Child Abuse Center provides help to victims of child sex abuse and their families. It also serves as a community resource in teaching all adults how to recognize, respond to and report suspected abuse.

Those representing the Baltimore Child Abuse Center say the donation is timely, as the center has seen an increase in people needing its service. The center reports more than 1,100 children were provided service over last year.

"Baltimore Child Abuse Center is so moved by the enthusiasm, generosity, and energy generated by this unique campaign that Party City Maryland created," says BCAC Executive Director Adam Rosenberg. "We always talk about the community's need to stand up and do something about abuse and the thousands of Party City Maryland patrons and employees who provided their own support demonstrate that this is a community yearning to provide a safer tomorrow for its children."

The 11 stores that participated in the fundraising campaign are located in Catonsville, Columbia, Eastpoint/Dundalk, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Hagerstown, Owings Mills, Rockville, Towson, Wheaton and White Marsh.