Kids Are Our Business

20th Annual Kids Are Our Business

Help us meet our goal of raising $30,000 to support youth victims of child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and sex trafficking in Tompkins County. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Kids Are Our Business, and although we are disappointed we won’t be able to celebrate in person, we are hard at work planning a live, virtual breakfast on Wednesday, June 2nd from 8:30-9:00am. All campaign supporters will be invited to attend!

Ways that YOU can help child victims of abuse:

  • Create a Team Fundraiser – Follow three simple steps to create your own fundraising team.  Team leaders receive a Thanks A Brunch gift bag and are eligible for special prizes. 
  • Make a DonationMake a donation of any level and you’ll receive a link to the virtual breakfast and be eligible for our supporter prize drawing. 
  • Be a SponsorOur community sponsors are an integral part of Kids Are Our Business! In addition to providing critical support for our youth programs, we recognize our sponsors during the virtual event and on social media (unless giving anonymously) so that our supporters see your commitment to making life better for abused children and teens.
  • Spread the WordDisplay a lawn sign in your neighborhood to help spread awareness! Call the office at 607-277-3203 to arrange a pick-up (or delivery) or email Stacey at:


What’s new in 2021? Bring the fun of Kids Are our Business home this year! Donors at $100 level or above receive a “Thanks a Brunch!” gift bag with a special 20th anniversary mug, a frozen breakfast item from Mama Said Hand Pies, coffee to brew at home from CopperHorse Coffee Roasters and goodies from Emmy’s Organics! (a local and socially distanced pick up spot will be set up on June 1st.)

Kids Are Our Business raises much needed funds for youth victims of abuse. The pandemic has left young victims more isolated and less safe. Last year we supported 34% more youth victims of abuse than the previous year. Your support makes sure that every youth victim receives the support they need and deserve.

Questions? Contact Stacey Skala at


Thank You to Our Sustaining Sponsor

The History of Kids Are Our Business

Over the past 20 years, members of our community have traditionally come together to support our annual “Kids Are Our Business” breakfast, our agency’s largest fundraiser. This annual event raises much needed funds services for youth survivors of child sexual abuse, domestic violence and sex trafficking. The Advocacy Center’s youth services programs ensure that children in Tompkins County receive the help they need to recover from the trauma in their life.