Help Local Kids Find Loving Homes

A Day For Wednesday's Child
April 1, 2014
Contact: Danielle Dascalos
(303) 427-0921 or ddascalos@cbs.com

Denver– CBS4, KCNC-TV—Denver and The Adoption Exchange are teaming up to celebrate A Day for Wednesday’s Child on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by dedicating the entire broadcast day to showcasing Colorado children waiting for adoption and children who have been adopted.

CBS4 News Anchor Britt Moreno will host the 2014 edition of “A Day for Wednesday’s Child” with coverage during all newscasts—CBS4 Morning News from 4:30 a.m. until 7 a.m., CBS4 News at noon, CBS4 News at 5 p.m., CBS4 News at 6 p.m., CBS4 News at 6:30 p.m. and CBS4 News at 10 p.m. Viewers will be updated on adopted children and introduced to many children waiting for homes. CBS4 Viewers are also encouraged to call for adoption information or to phone in pledges.

On Wednesday evening, April 9, the public is invited to visit Denver Area Wendy’s Restaurants and 10 percent of all sales from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. will be donated to A Day for Wednesday’s Child benefitting The Adoption Exchange.

“CBS4 is honored to partner with The Adoption Exchange to help these kids find homes,” CBS4 General Manager Walt DeHaven said. “In Colorado, more than 5,000 children are in foster care and hundreds of these children are available for adoption and wait for families. Each year, more than 20,000 children nationwide emancipate from states’ care without ever having found a permanent family.”

Since The Adoption Exchange officially opened its doors in 1983, the non-profit organization has helped connect 7,483 children with loving homes and has responded to more than 30,000 adoption inquiries from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 64 foreign countries. In support of The Adoption Exchange, CBS4 features a Wednesday’s Child — a child waiting for a home each Wednesday on CBS4 News.

The 2013 “A Day for Wednesday’s Child” fundraising event raised enough money to help more than 70 children find loving, permanent homes.

The 2014 goal is to help even more waiting children find permanent homes.
For more information, call CBS4 at 303-861-4444, visit http://www.cbsdenver.com
Or call the Adoption Exchange at 303.755.4756 or 800.451.5246 or donate at adoptex.org.


CBS4, KCNC-TV—Denver, is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.


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