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Special thanks from the Children’s Justice Center

A major part of any charity is accountability - where money is going and what’s being done with it. To that end, Lumber Plus and the Children’s Justice Center have shared some details to be published, not only so everyone knows what is being done with donations but also to give credit to those whose generosity helped the center with its mission.

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Debbie Buck (left) of Lumber Plus True Value presents a $2800 check to Devin Shakespear of the Kane County Children’s Justice Center. Photo provided by Lumber Plus.

This holiday’s CJC fundraising drive was the most successful it’s ever been, generating $2800. According to the CJC’s release, that money is primarily used for therapy for children and their families, awareness events and ongoing needs and costs for the operation of the CJC - the center relies on local government and private funding to support its operations year to year.


To give those operations context, Victim Advocate Devin Shakespear stated the following: “the CJC is a facility that serves children, teens, and their families who are experiencing the crisis and chaos that comes with the disclosure of physical or sexual abuse of a child. The center is designed to look more like a home than a government facility to help the children and their families feel safe and comfortable so that they may begin to deal with the difficult issues that surround abuse. The center is equipped with audio and video equipment that is used to capture forensic interviews of children and teens to eliminate the need for multiple interviews. The main services provided by the CJC include but are not limited to forensic interviews, therapy services, court victim services, and medical exams.” According to that same release, the Kane County center serves about fifty families each year on average.


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As follows, Lumber Plus and the Children’s Justice Center provided a list of businesses that donated to the drive, for both gratitude’s sake and as required by policy for tax purposes. Heartfelt thanks to:

  • AM Accounting

  • Farmer’s Insurance

  • Western Hills

  • Clark Electric

  • Cody Judd Insurance

  • Escobar’s Restaurant

  • Kanab Meats

  • Honey’s Marketplace

  • Tim Croteau Insurance

  • Junction Restaurant

  • Duke’s Clothing

  • Wild Thyme Restaurant

  • Sego Restaurant

  • Zions Pharmacy

  • Kanab Drug

  • State Bank of Southern Utah

  • Iron Rock Construction

  • CC Auto

  • Best Friends

  • Roxanne Leonard Realtor

  • Subway

  • Hirshi Garage Doors

  • Jay’s Mobile Car Dealing

  • Lumber Plus

  • Classy Landscaping

  • Southern Utah News

  • Kanab E Bikes

  • Cedar Pawn Shop

  • Megan Brewer Pampered Chef

  • Havana Cabana

  • Wingate Wilderness Therapy

  • Crescent Moon Theater

“Our local businesses are so amazing and so willing to give,” said Lumber Plus’ Debbie Buck. “The community seems to look forward to and enjoy the fundraiser, and together with the businesses we made it a huge success. Lumber Plus is happy to be able to sponsor this community fundraiser.” Buck has said before, “this isn’t a Lumber Plus fundraiser. This is a community effort - we just kick it off, but it’s really about the community.”


For anyone who feels they need the help of the CJC, any child abuse should be reported to our local law enforcement by calling dispatch at 435-644- 2349 or the Division of Child and Family Services at 1-855- 323-3237. If someone has questions about the CJC or therapy services they can contact the local victim advocate at 435- 644-4989 or victimservices@kane.utah.gov.

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