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Phone Number to Report Abuse: 1-855-444-3911


Do you think a child has been abused? Make a report today. Call 1-855-444-3911. Calls are answered every day, all year.

This is the new number to report abuse to Department of Human Services.

CAN Corporate Partners

Contributions from our 2014 Corporate Partners support CAN prevention,
intervention and advocacy work throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region.


Pack your bags for Cancun!

web-post_trip-raffleDying for a Cancun getaway? Purchase a $20 Trip Raffle ticket and get ready to pack your bags! The winner chooses a trip to Cancun, Las Vegas or NYC. The winning ticket will be drawn at our Mardi Gras Auction Feb. 27th. You need not be present to win! Purchase your $20 ticket at http://cancouncil.org/event-registration.

Get ready for Mardi Gras!


Begin preparing for the CAN Council’s 21st Annual Mardi Gras Auction to be held February 27th:

1.    Sponsor the Auction for as little as $150. Various sponsorship levels include recognition in the Auction program or on event signage, tickets to attend the Auction, and the opportunity to provide company-logo party favors or Mardi Gras beads.

2.    Make your Auction donation. CAN has successfully auctioned everything from a side of cow to a vintage Elvis statue. Whatever your treasure, talent or trade, your donation will be well-received by Auction bidders!

3.   Add your name to the waitlist for the February 27th event at Apple Mountain Conference Center! The event has sold out, but you can submit your name should anyone cancel their reservation.

4.    Find your Mardi Gras beads and flex your bidding arm. Mardi Gras is just weeks away!

Purchase your tickets online today! Select your sponsorship, or make an Auction donation by contacting Delores Gale at 989-752-7226 or dgale@cancouncil.org.

The 21st Annual CAN Council Mardi Gras Auction is presented by:




Freeland Lights: Seeing is Believing


Gary Shepard’s annual display of 85,000 Christmas lights synchronized to music is ready for viewing from 5:30 - 10:00 pm each night until January 1st. Visit 7320 W. Freeland Rd., tune your car’s radio to 93.9 FM, and enjoy the show from the warmth of your car! For the sixth consecutive year, Mr. Shepard will be collecting spectator donations for the CAN Council.

Daily shows start at 5:30 pm, and the last show starts at 10:00 pm. Early evening shows start every quarter hour and last about 12 minutes. Shows beginning at 9:00 pm last about 22 minutes and include additional songs.

Take a peek at the Freeland Lights Show: visit Gary Shepard’s website or youtube.

Bringing Christmas to Abused Children


Help United Financial Credit Union raise money this holiday season during its 2nd Annual CASA Christmas. Stop into any UFCU branch by December 6, and purchase a paper stocking for a minimum donation of $1.00. All proceeds benefit CAN’s CASA of Saginaw County program.

UFCU is also collecting Christmas presents for CASA children. Check-out the children’s wish list and see how easily you could make the holiday brighter for a child who has experienced abuse or neglect. Bring your unwrapped gift to any UFCU location:

4710 S. Garfield Rd., Auburn — 124 N. Third St., Chesaning — 7600 Midland Rd., Freeland — 5658 Dixie Hwy., Saginaw — 4685 State St., Saginaw — 2510 Weiss St., Saginaw

Can’t make it to a UFCU branch but feel the Christmas spirit? Make an online donation to the CASA program today!

The Brain Game is Back

The Brain Game ArtTeams are forming for The Brain Game! Join CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region and 98KCQ’s Kevin Proffit for an evening of trivia fun that will test your pop culture, sports, music, history and geography knowledge.

Flex your mental muscles and outguess the competition Tuesday, October 29th from 7 to 10 p.m. at Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Inn Lodge. Invite family and friends to cheer you on as you vie for the championship.

All trivia players and cheering section attendees will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Event proceeds support CAN’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Saginaw County program. CASAs are highly trained volunteers serving as the voice for children who are in the system due to abuse or neglect.

Register an individual trivia player for $25, half-teams of 4 people for $100, and teams of 8 people for $200. Cheering section tickets are available for $20.

Call Delores at (989) 752-7226 or email dgale@cancouncil.org to join the game or sponsor the event.

Adopt a Duck, Help a Child

ducky-derby-2013Preventing child abuse is as simple as adopting a duck and casting it down the Kawkawlin River Saturday, August 17th during the CAN Council Ducky Derby 2013. Thousands of plastic ducks will begin their race to the finish line at 10 am from the docks of Bay City’s Castaways Bar & Grill. Adoptive parents of the first 10 ducks to cross the finish line will waddle away with prizes, including a $1,000 cash award! Cheer your duck to victory while children enjoy FREE activities, games & prizes from 9-11 am.

Adopt your duck online today for $5! Increase your odds of winning by purchasing a Six Quack for $25, a Ducky Dozen for $50 or a Max Quack of 25 for $100. You need not be present at the Derby to win. Purchasing your duck in advance ensures it will enter the race!

Ducks are also available at CAN Council offices as well as Castaway’s Bar & Grill.

Proceeds from the Ducky Derby benefit CAN’s Child Abuse Prevention Education programs working to prevent child abuse through presentations, trainings and collaborations with other agencies.

Bike Run & Pig Roast Benefit CASA of Saginaw County


Mike & Amy Beyerlein, owners of Grand Central Sports Bar & Grill, are hosting the 5th Annual Kruisin’ 4 Kids Fun Run on Saturday, August 10th. Proceeds benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Saginaw County. CASAs are highly trained volunteers serving as the voice for children who are in the system due to abuse or neglect.

Register your bike or classic car for $10 ($15 with a passenger) at 10am on August 10th at Grand Central (3504 State St., Saginaw). The run begins at 11am and ends back at Grand Central in time for the evening’s Pig Roast.

The public is welcome to join Fun Run participants for the Pig Roast and entertainment at Grand Central from 5 to 7pm for just $10 per person.

For more information on Kruisin’ 4 Kids, call Amy Beyerlein at (989) 529-0091 or Delores Gale of the CAN Council at (989) 752-7226.

Chicken BBQ Supports Local Youth


Come out to Bay City’s Vet’s Park Sunday, July 28th between 11am and 6pm for the food, music & fun of The Nathan Weidner Foundation’s 17th Annual Chicken BBQ! Chicken dinners are $10 each and children under 7 eat free. Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Dave Wallace, Sweet Adeline’s, and Under Advisement.

$5 purchases all-day access to the event’s children’s activities including: bounce houses, obstacle course, inflatable slide, 9-hole mini golf, t-ball & basketball games, petting zoo, and train rides.

Funds raised during the event support the Foundation’s scholarships and assist in funding the CAN Council - Nathan Weidner Center. For ticket information, contact The Nathan Weidner Foundation at (989) 684-8888.