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Nonprofit in Brief: Blankets for Kids sets collection drive

Blankets for Kids sets collection drive From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, we will collect blankets, hats, scarves, yarn and stuffed animals at the Goodwill parking lot, 7620 Highway 69, Prescott Valley.

All donations are tax-deductible, and Blankets for Kids qualifies for the Arizona state’s tax credit program for 2018/19 ($400 singles and $800 for married couples).

Suicide prevention coalition presents events American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Walk to Fight Suicide will be Saturday, Nov. 3, at A.C. Williams Granite Creek Park, 554 6th St., Prescott. Check-in/registration: 9 a.m. Walk 10:30 a.m. to noon. Register at Contact Ann Marie Boutin 928-225-5096 or for more information.

The movie “Suicide — The Ripple Effect” will be shown 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Harkin’s Theatre, 7202 Pav Way, Prescott Valley. This film is part of a global mission to reduce suicides and suicide attempts around the world by focusing on the devastating effects of suicide and the tremendous positive ripple effects of advocacy, inspiration and hope that are helping millions heal and stay alive. The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Today Kevin is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker and author who travels the globe spreading a message of hope, recovery and wellness. For tickets go to Tickets will not be sold at the theater. Contact John Schuderer 928-830-3047 or for more information.

Best for Babies meeting

The Yavapai Best for Babies meeting, which takes place the first Friday of each month, features a discussion of systems issues — what’s working, what isn’t, and what we can do.

Please join us from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 2, at Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, 3298 Bob Drive, Prescott Valley.

We will review the updated Yavapai Essential Services Checklist. The Topic of the Month is Early Childhood Service Intensity Instrument (ECSII), a new assessment process for children 0-5.

Who should attend? Child welfare professionals, foster parents and kinship families, foster parent licensing and training personnel, CASAs, DCS/DDD supervisors and caseworkers, parent aides, visit coaches, court personnel, attorneys, guardians ad litem, behavioral health professionals, early care/education providers and providers of services to families.

We look forward to seeing you and getting your input.

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Walk to Fight Suicide

The Walk to Fight Suicide is being held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Granite Creek Park in Prescott. We are looking for a few people to simply represent a color which signifies the type of loss you’ve suffered. The colors that still need to be represented and the type of loss they represent are as follows: gold — loss of a parent, orange — loss of a sibling, silver — loss of a first responder or military, teal — supporting someone who struggles or has attempted suicide and blue — someone who simply supports suicide prevention.

If you or someone you know would be willing to represent one of the colors above, please let Ann Marie Boutin know as soon as possible. She can be reached via email at

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