Senator Burr Sponsors “National Child Awareness Month”

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) today announced that the United States Senate unanimously passed Senate Resolution 598, designating September 2010 as "National Child Awareness Month."

The month of September is expressly marked to promote awareness of charities and children and youth-serving organizations throughout the United States, and to honor their contributions to the health and well-being of our country's children. September is traditionally back-to-school month, a time when families focus on preparing children for the coming school year. It is also fitting that we take time during this month to reflect on the needs of children and youth.

"Children and youth-serving charities and organizations provide invaluable services that enrich the lives of the children they serve, their families, and the nation as a whole. I am pleased the Senate passed this resolution to honor the hundreds of charitable organizations throughout the United States that work every day in the interest of our nation's children," said Senator Richard Burr. "Our country was built by people striving to create a better and brighter future for their children. The hundreds of charitable organizations for children and youth operating throughout the United States continue that tradition."

The House counterpart, H.R. 1219, was passed by unanimous vote on July 19, 2010.