The Germantown Charity Horse Show is proud to sponsor as our charity the Exchange Club Family Center. This 2017 show will mark our nineteenth year to help raise funds for this vital organization. Begun in 1984 to help prevent child abuse, the Exchange Club Family Center’s mission is to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect by replacing abusive and violent behavior with effective parenting skills.
The Exchange Club Family Center offers programs and services in three major areas: family violence, parenting education, and anger management. Last year, the center served over 4,000 clients and family members in the Mid-South area, according to their website. It is one of 76 Exchange Club Centers in the nation.
The Germantown Charity Horse Show has sponsored the Exchange Club Center as its charity since 1999. Barbara King, executive director of the center, wrote in the 2005 horse show program, “The past six horse shows have been major fundraising events, earning a profit of $25,000 to $30,000 each year. These dollars are used to provide counseling and other services for children who have been abused or forced to witness violence in their homes. Every $50 raised can provide one hour of counseling, and thus, you can see what a major impact this partnership means for the children in our community.”
For more information about the help the Exchange Club Family Center offers families, please see their website at: http://exchangeclub.net/
The Exchange Club Family Center is located at 2180 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38104, between S. Cox Street and Summitt Street.