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PEI Kids Receives $25,000 Grant from Office of Faith Based Initiatives
Jan. 10, 2013 – LAWRENCE, N.J.-First or second time juvenile offenders, as well as the overall Mercer County, NJ, community, will benefit from a $25,000 grant that the Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBI), a Division of Programs in the Department of State, recently awarded Mercer County nonprofit PEI...

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Workshop Focuses on Keeping Mercer Children Safe
Dec. 4, 2012 -LAWRENCE, N.J. – To educate Mercer County citizens and organizations about the sensitive and prevalent issue of child sexual abuse, PEI Kids/Greater Mercer Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and the Mercer County Commission on Abused, Neglected and Missing Children recently hosted a conference entitled “Preventing...

Grant Supports PEI Kids Efforts to Keep Children Safe
Nov. 16, 2012 – LAWRENCE, N.J. – Generous grants and support from a number of philanthropic corporate and foundation donors are allowing PEI Kids to provide more than 16,000 Mercer County children and their families with programs focused on keeping them safe. • The Merancas Foundation, which is a...

PEI Kids Organizes Diaper Drive to Benefit the Children of Hurricane Sandy
Nov. 6, 2012-LAWRENCE, N.J.–As a result of Hurricane Sandy, PEI Kids – a nonprofit organization serving children and families in Mercer County – has rescheduled its Seventh Annual “Tasting in Titusville” from Friday, November 2 to Thursday, November 29 and has organized a diaper drive for the children affected...

Grant Supports Nonprofit PEI Kids’ Successful Program for Juveniles on Probation
Nov. 6, 2012 – LAWRENCE, N.J. – A $25,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the City of Trenton will help PEI Kids – a Mercer County nonprofit dedicated to keeping children safe – continue to serve at-risk teenage clients via its highly regarded Comprehensive Juvenile Offenders Outreach Services...

(The Following Op-Ed appeared in the Trenton Times Jan. 18, 2013)
Today’s Children by Rob Fiorello

PEI Kids to Host Tasting in Titusville Fundraiser
Oct. 17, 2012 – LAWRENCE, N.J. – PEI Kids announced it will host its Seventh Annual “Tasting in Titusville” on Friday, November 2, at the Union Firehouse, 1396 River Road (Route 29), Titusville, NJ, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $60 per person or two for $100. All...

Lawrence’s PEI Kids Helps to Straighten out Young Lives through Support, Talking
March 11, 2013 – TRENTON, N.J. — For 14 years, staff and volunteers from PEI Kids have been doing quiet work on Saturday mornings in Trenton, trying — sometimes successfully, sometimes in vain — to straighten out the lives of kids who’ve racked up auto theft or assault charges...

Zonta Club Supports PEI Kids’ Counseling Services for Child Victims of Sexual Abuse
Oct. 2, 2012–LAWRENCE, N.J.-On the evening of Thursday, October 4, the Zonta Club of Trenton/Mercer will honor Mercer County nonprofit PEI Kids with a grant supporting its Crisis Intervention for Child Victims of Sexual Abuse Program. The award will be presented at the Club’s 9th Annual Gourmet Garden food...

(The Following Op-Ed appeared in the Trenton Times July 14, 2013)
Now is the Time to Create a Safe Community to Protect our Children from Sexual Abuse by Penny Ettinger Now is the time to create a safe community to protect our children from sexual abuse. Jerry Sandusky has been convicted of 45 out of 48 counts of child sexual...

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