The Joyful Child Foundation in Memory of Samantha Runnion
The Joyful Child Foundation is dedicated to preventing crimes against children through programs that educate, empower and unite families and communities.
Erin Runnion was featured as one of the local women of MAKERS- Women Who Make America, a national PBS Series. We are so proud of our founder for all her hard work and giving us the motivation to keep working to protect children. Watch her segment here.
The Joyful Child was founded after the abduction, molestation and murder of five-year-old Samantha Runnion. It is dedicated to raising awareness about child sexual abuse and abduction while facilitating proactive community organizing to give everyone an opportunity to participate in the national movement to stop these horrible crimes against children.