The statistics are staggering—and they’re growing: 1 of every 4 girls and 1 of every 6 boys is sexually abused and more than 2/3 of those incidents occur to children aged 17 and under. Given those facts and the fact that their own grandchild was so abused, Carol and John D’Attoma of Overland Park, KS decided to do something about it and in 2009 started the Sexually Abused Children’s Relief Endeavor (sacred) organization (kidsaresacred.org), a Foundation grantee organization.
sacred has been providing transitional financial support to families whose children have been sexually abused. “Our work together, repairing damaged and struggling children, has provided a life line to those children.” States Carol D’Attoma, President and Executive Director of sacred. “We are so grateful to Sky Ranch for their award and the recognition that helping families with sexually abused children contributes to the overall welfare of children and is consistent with their mission of serving at-risk children” states John D’Attoma, Chairman of sacred and Senior Vice President of Southern Glazer’s of Iowa.
Ralph Aguera, President of Sky Ranch Foundation℠, notes, “We are grateful that we could assist sacred and we applaud their efforts. It is encouraging to note that one of our own in the Beverage Alcohol Industry has taken a pro-active approach, albeit under such circumstances.” Ralph furthers, “We are also honored to have received a generous donation from the Martignetti Companies, New England’s leading distributor of fine wines and spirits, to help us continue in our efforts to help organizations such as sacred.”
Special thanks to Modern Distillery Age (distilleryage.com), Mark Brown’s Newsletter and American Beverage Licensees (ablusa.org) for their constant support. For over fifty years the Sky Ranch Foundation℠’s SKY RANCH FOR BOYS® has been assisting young people rehabilitate their lives for the better. If you would like to join us in assisting in the rehabilitation of young people, please click on the contact page (SKYRANCHFOUNDATION.org/support) of our website for details. If you made a donation and do not see your company listed here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
George McCarthy, Chairman
Ralph Aguera, President
About Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ and Sky Ranch For Boys ®
Since 2011, the Foundation ℠ has awarded $2.3 million in grants to organizations that help enrich the lives of our nations’ youth, in particular, those who are most at-risk. Formed in 1961 and building on more than 56 years of tradition, Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is a tax-exempt charitable organization committed to identifying and offering grants to efficient and effective programs focused on improving the quality of help available to these youth. If you involved with or know of any organization that would fit our commitment we encourage you to visit our web site www.skyranchfoundation.org and apply for a grant.
Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is governed by a board of directors comprised mainly of active and retired members of the beverage alcohol industry. The Foundation’s ℠ funds have come largely from individuals and companies associated with the beer, wine and spirits industries and reflects the industry’s great concern and commitment for at-risk youth. www.skyranchfoundation.org ℠