National Child Awareness Month​

National Child Awareness Month (NCAM) is celebrated each September to raise awareness and focus America’s attention on our greatest asset – our children. The effort began as a local effort in Orange County, Calif., by Festival of Children Foundation Founder Sandy Segerstrom Daniels. In 2008, the United States Senate passed U.S. Senate Resolution 644 designating National Child Awareness Month. Since then, Ms. Segerstrom Daniels and Festival of Children Foundation have been successful in having every successive September designated as National Child Awareness Month.

There are four guiding principles of NCAM:

Nurture One Child
That’s all it takes to make a difference.
Children Are The Future Of Philanthropy
It is our responsibility to teach them the importance of sharing and giving back.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Find a children’s cause that’s important to you and get involved.
Many Hands Make Light Work
So join forces with those who share your goals and dreams.
“Organizations like Festival of Children Foundation that invest in our children and help prepare them for success in school and life are invaluable. Our resolution dedicating September as ‘National Child Awareness Month’ recognizes the critical contributions these charities and nonprofits make to benefit the lives of millions of children across California and nationwide.”
– Senator Dianne Feinstein