WRECKAGE SPORTS – GIVING PURPOSE TO WHAT WE DO
A major portion of every dollar spent with Wreckage Sports goes toward helping abused and disenfranchised children. Our mission is to partner, support, and empower children who’ve been negatively impacted by social issues outside of their control. Here’s how we are doing our part to give back to others.
Wreckage Sports Gives Back
Through our partnership with well-known brands and average people all over the world, we raise awareness, funds, and donate a percentage of all of our sales to empower children who’ve experienced abuse, neglect, or some other hardship. Your support through purchasing our products or donating to our cause, goes directly to empower children to overcome their challenges and live a better life.
HOW WE GIVE BACK
All the revenue generated from Wreckage Sports goes directly to supporting abused and neglected children. When the founders created Wreckage Sports, they wanted to devote the mission of the company to help abused and neglected children live a better life.
We provide athletes with the best products, information, and services available, but together we also provide children with a life full of love, support, and opportunity.
We give back through:
Providing Job Opportunities
& Partnering With Other Like-Minded Organizations
With every purchase or donation, you are making the life-changing difference to abused and neglected children. Support Team Wreckage and empower children to have a better life.
PARTNER WITH US TODAY
We are looking for partners in all capacities–financial donations, corporate sponsors, local partners, online community management, people who want to donate time for a bigger purpose.
Consider a donation or contact us to get the conversation started on giving back and empowering the most vulnerable.
Covid-19 and Child Abuse
Covid-19 has added massive stress to the lives of many parents, including:
- Loss of employment
- Having less income to pay bills
- Having to negotiate with creditors
- Having to tend to children learning remotely from school.
This unrivaled level of stress can lead parents to unhealthy habits, including:
- Anger displacement toward their children
- Neglect of their children thru inability to provide basic human needs
- Drug and alcohol abuse
A majority of child abuse cases are reported by professionals that see them regularly, including teachers, doctors, and coaches. Between increased stress levels of parents and their children being unable to report to school, extracurricular activities, or medical appointments, it is a direct correlation leading to an increase in child abuse cases and a decrease in reporting such cases.
Now is a crucial time for adults to be aware of the signs of abuse and know what their options are to report it.
Different Types of Child Abuse
A bruised eye or broken bone isn’t the only telltale sign of child abuse. Some forms of abuse are not always visible, making the situation potentially more dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are four main types of abuse and neglect.
- Physical abuse. The intentional use of physical force that harms the child. Examples include hitting, kicking, shaking, burning, or other forms of force used against a child.
- Sexual abuse. Involves pressuring or forcing a child to engage in sexual acts. It may include behaviors such as fondling, penetration, or exposing a child to other sexual activities and materials.
- Emotional abuse. Behaviors that harm a child’s self-worth or emotional well-being, such as name-calling, shaming, rejection, withholding love, and making threats.
- Neglect. Failure to meet a child’s basic physical and emotional needs. These include shelter, food, clothing, education, and access to medical care.
Warning Signs of Abuse or Neglect
Below are examples that there may be child abuse or neglect. While none of these can prove mistreatment, when they appear repeatedly or in combination, the matter should be investigated.
Signs of Physical Abuse
- Has unexplained burns, bites, bruises, broken bones, or black eyes.
- Acts frightened of the parents and protests or is upset when it is time to go home from school.
- Shrinks at the approach of adults; or
- Reports injury by a parent or another adult caregiver.
Signs of Sexual Abuse
- Has trouble with walking or sitting.
- Demonstrates unusual sexual knowledge or behavior.
- Becomes pregnant or contracts a sexually transmitted disease, particularly if under age fourteen.
- Runs away from home; or
- Reports of sexual abuse by a parent or another adult caregiver.
Signs of Emotional Abuse
- Excessively anxious or fearful about doing something wrong.
- Delays in physical or emotional development.
- Has attempted suicide; or
- Reports a lack of attachment to the parent.
Signs of Neglect
- Is frequently absent from school.
- Begs or steals food or money from classmates.
- Lacks needed medical or dental care, immunizations, or glasses.
- Is consistently dirty and has severe body odor.
- Lacks sufficient clothing for the weather.
- Abuses alcohol or other drugs; or
- States there is no one at home to provide care.
What to do if You Suspect Child Abuse
If you suspect a child is being harmed, you should report it. You can contact your local child protective services office or contact Childhelp, a national organization that provides crisis assistance and other counseling services.