Friends of the Child Advocacy Center

Child Abuse Prevention in Frederick County, Maryland


The 2022-23 Sailing Through the Winter Solstice display will take place from November 19, 2022 to March 4, 2023.  You can view the boats anytime day or night. In fact, you may want to take a look while it's light out and again after it gets dark and the lights come on. Lights typically turn on at sunset, so this is a great time to see them both ways.  Sailing Through the Winter Solstice is a fundraiser - visitors can vote on their favorite boat, with donations supporting local non-profit organizations.  Our boat, the SS Pinwheel, was built by and is sponsored by Premier Choice Exteriors.  

Voting is now open.  Please vote for the SS Pinwheel and donate to the Friends of the Child Advocacy Center at:

You could win a half-bushel of crabs!!!  It's that time of year again!  Our annual Crab Raffle has begun through August 31, 2022.  Only $10 per ticket for your chance to win a half bushel of crabs.  

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. 

April 1, 2022 is Wear Blue Friday. Demonstrate your support for a happy healthy childhood for children by wearing blue.  

Boscov's Friends Helping Friends One Day Only - October 19, 2022 - Shop 8AM-11PM 

Donate $5 and enjoy 25% off discount shopping pass and register to win a $100 Boscov's gift card.

100% of your donation goes to our organization.

Join us in raising awareness of child abuse and increase the preventio‚Äčn of maltreatment.

A Facebook Live drawing will be held Saturday, April 9, 2022 to those who posted a selfie of them wearing blue and demonstrating their support. Below is a photo of the winners - the Bender family.

Frederick Social is sponsoring the Friends of the CAC for the month of April by donating a portion of their proceeds from their "charity tap" of beer. They are located at 50 Citizens Way, Frederick.

Thank you to all who voted for our tugboat, SS Pinwheel.  We appreciate your donations.

For the first time ever, we will have a boat for SAILING THROUGH THE WINTER SOLSTICE.    This year we have partnered with Premier Choice Exteriors, LLC to build our boat!  Our boat will launch on November 20th at 8:00 AM Saturday morning.  Come see our boat, the SS Pinwheel, located between the Stone Bridge and the Suspension Bridge.  Come on down and vote for our boat at $1.00 per vote at the link below: