Pictured in Main Image: Danny Miranda, Terri Vildosola, Kristy Prall, Claudie Simon, Grinder (G.O.C.), Sony (G.O.C.), Jeryl Beasley, Anita Bray (TriState Wifi)
Back row: Wendell Jones, Chip Sherrill
Not pictured: Baron Pest Control, Suzanne Barton
The Guardians of the Children, Route 66 Chapter received $1490 in donations to support their organization (501c3) in their mission protecting children from abusive situations. Sony, the Treasurer, and Grinder, the Sergeant at Arms were at the meeting representing the organization and to accept the donations from members of the Mohave Sunrise Rotary Club.
Guardians of the Children is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization comprised of motorcycle enthusiasts that use motorcycles as tools to help children who have overcome child abuse, ages 0-17, become strong, confident, and courageous again. Once a child has made an outcry of abuse and the criteria for our support is met, that child is “adopted” into our family as a Little Guardian.
Members of G.O.C will escort the child to court, attend school and social events at the child’s request, provide protection and support, and sponsor “Little Guardian” private events, yearly. The goal of these events is to provide a safe space where the Little Guardians can have fun, socialize with others that have experienced similar trauma, and forget for a moment about the
fear, doubt, and insecurity that was forced upon them at such a young age. Every child has all the power and strength within themselves, just like a motorcycle on the open road, and the biker behind it, we just encourage them to unleash it as we fight their demons together.
This chapter has been in our community for 5 years and currently 8 children are under their support.
Services include: Escorts to and from appointments, school, community events
About Mohave Sunrise Rotary
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