The mission of the Guardians of the Children is to recognize and react to child abuse and educate the public to do the same; to serve as advocates to provide strength and stability to families in crisis; and to be the answer to the prayer of an abused child or teen for courage, support and protection.
hawg city history
The Hawg City chapter of the Guardians of the Children started in November of 2014. Hawg City was the first GOC chapter in Wisconsin. Since its beginning the chapter has more than doubled in Membership, and has grown even more in the number of children that are supported. Relationships keep growing for the chapter with advocate groups, community leaders, and businesses which help to keep the group operational. Hawg City is very dependent on the public for funds to support the services provided to family and child victims.
The Membership of Hawg City is 100% volunteer. All funds raised are used to educate the public and support the victims of child abuse. GOC supports families and children through the court process and children who are adopted into Hawg City chapter attend monthly events where they can feel safe and heal. As we hope that child abuse were no longer an issue, we plan to continue to support victims until we are no longer needed.
guardians of the children
Guardians of the Children was started in San Antonio in 2006 and serves as a public benefit organization. Our vision is to improve the quality of life in our community by educating the public and making them aware of the steps to take in order to prevent, recognize and react to child abuse.
GOC is a biker organization dedicated to protecting the victims of child abuse. Our alliances as bikers allow us the ability to call upon resources that might not generally be available to the public at large.
We partner with child advocacy agencies, victim assistance groups and others to raise awareness of the prevalence of child abuse. GOC assists these agencies by being one of many resources available to them. A child is introduced into the organization when it has been determined that it would be beneficial to lend support to the family and protect the child.
Our Members share a common goal in that we enjoy the open road on our iron horses and are here to convey an important message - 'We stand as one prepared to protect this priceless resource'.
You proclaim that you are a Guardian,
By the patch you wear,
Symbolizing to all that you have faith,
That you are worthy,
That you trust in yourself,
But I wonder,
Have you caught,
The true meaning,
Of the symbol you wear?
Why the background is black,
And the letters maroon or blue,
Why the shield covers the swords,
And the scales hang unbalanced,
Why the wings are silver as well as the border?
I tell you this,
For this is who we serve,
Black is for the dark times abused children live in,
Maroon and blue for the pain they endure at the hands of others,
Silver is the lining,
A ray of hope,
The abuse will stop,
The shield and swords are our tools,
A Guardians must battle those whom oppose,
The scales are unbalanced,
And so will remain,
Until such time that justice is served,
On all those to blame,
The archangel wings,
Send a message of the highest importance,
Is the Guardian way,
Now I ponder,
Are you a true,
Guardian of the Children?
- Ruben "Bamm Bamm" Cano, Founder