Esther Short — The Children’s Justice Center gave Children’s Advocacy Awards to the owner of Beaches Restaurant and Bar, Mark Matthias, and the president of the Clark County Board of Realtors Foundation, Kirk Faulkner, on July 28. Each organization donated $5,000 to the center. This is the second year in a row that Beaches has made a donation to the center and the foundation’s first.
“In these times of government and budget cuts, private donations like these are essential to help sustain the center’s work and make necessary improvement possible,” said Mary Blanchette, director of the Children’s Justice Center. The donations helped pay for an upgrade to center’s videotaping system, additional healing support for children and will fill in budget gaps to sustain the center’s work.