4th Annual Masquerade Ball to Unmask Child Abuse 30th Anniversary of HELP for KIDS

The Exchange of Stamford hosts its 4th Annual Masquerade Ball to Unmask Child Abuse — celebrating the 30th Anniversary of HELP for KIDS: An Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center — on Saturday, November 16 at 6:30 PM, at Serafina at the IC, 1620 Newfield Avenue in Stamford.  

All proceeds from the Venetian-style, fancy-dress evening benefit HELP for KIDS programs that halt the cycle of child abuse and neglect throughout Fairfield County.  Funding from the event supports effective, research-based, multi-lingual services, including home-centered visits that provide on-going counseling to individual families, a nationally-recognized Fatherhood program, parenting skills classes, and more.  For 30 years, the 501(c)3 organization (formerly known as The Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center), has helped keep local children safe while building stronger, more resilient, and more loving families.

 To purchase tickets, reserve a mask, or donate to HELP for KIDS mission, visit ecsunmaskchildabuse.dojiggy.com.  Please contact Committee Chair Cristina Andreana, at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (203)561-4666, with questions. 

Attendees will enjoy a sit-down dinner, an open bar and dancing to one of our area’s most loved rock bands, Free Ride, and a DJ.  The popular, red carpet photo booth, exciting raffles, and the silent auction of unique experiences, luxury items, sought-after dining certificates, performances, classes and pampering services, are other highlights.

Dr. Harry Adamokas is the 2019 Honoree. The widely-respected clinical and forensic psychologist will be honored for his commitment to protecting Fairfield County children and his long career advocating for local children and families.  Donna L. Miller, HELP for KIDS’ Executive Director for 30 years, will be recognized for bringing help and hope to countless area families and thousands of children. 

“This year’s Masquerade Ball will be bigger and better than ever, as we continue to heighten awareness about HELP for KIDS’ vital, child abuse prevention efforts and celebrate its 30-year legacy of giving our children and families a brighter future,” says Cristina Andreana.  “I’m proud that our Ball won a National Exchange Club Award earlier this year and credit our hard-working committee, as well as the generosity of the countless businesses and individuals who support our wonderful evening of fundraising,”  

Premier sponsors include : ACT Financial and Tax Services, Connecticut Wine and Liquor, Harbor Point, Rapid Press Printing and The Stewart Title Guaranty Company.  Andreana invites interested sponsors to learn more, at ecsunmaskchildabuse.dojiggy.com    

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2019, HELP for Kids keeps Fairfield County children safe while working to build stronger, more resilient, and more loving families. The Stamford-based non-profit agency has assisted over 12,000 local children since its founding and serves hundreds of at-risk families every year.  Experienced parent educators work closely with individual families to provide research-based, home-centered intervention programs and teach safe-parenting skills - an approach that is highly-effective at halting the cycle of child abuse and neglect.  HELP for KIDS (previously The Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center) is an independent 501(c)3 organization, located at 141 Franklin Street in Stamford, CT. (203)327-9419.



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