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Patrons of the fast-casual restaurant can donate directly to Childhelp online or at any of Ahipoki’s locations in California and Arizona through the end of April

PHOENIX – Childhelp is proud to partner with Ahipoki to raise funds for the prevention and treatment of child abuse in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month this April. Patrons of the restaurant can donate directly online, in-person at any location, or during checkout now through the end of the month.

Ahipoki operates 22 locations across California and Arizona, with Valley locations in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, Avondale and Queen Creek. The restaurant has a focus on health-conscious California-inspired seafood with a South Pacific flair.

Childhelp worked alongside President Jimmy Carter to establish the first Child Abuse Prevention Month in 1979. Every year, Childhelp works to raise awareness about important actions everyone can take to help stop child abuse.

“We fight child abuse by coming together as a community to ensure that every child has the resources and help they need to escape abusive situations and start on a path of healing,” Childhelp Chief Development Officer Michael Medoro said. “We are grateful to generous partners like Ahipoki who recognize that need and step up to help in big ways.”

Childhelp operates several brick-and-mortar programs in California and Arizona, as well as the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-4-A-CHILD) and the abuse prevention curriculum Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe. Local programs include the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona, Childhelp Group Homes, the Childhelp Merv Griffin residential treatment village, and the Childhelp Foster Family Agency of California.

“During Child Abuse Prevention Month, we wanted to partner with a nonprofit focused on educating the public on child abuse and helping protect children”, said Christine Holtz, Director of Marketing for Ahipoki.  “Childhelp does just that by providing children and families with an abundance of resources in addition to a nationwide hotline monitored 24/7, a safe place for anyone to call or text. We are happy to host a company-wide fundraiser to help support their mission.”  


About Childhelp: Founded by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson in 1959, Childhelp has brought the light of hope and healing into the lives of more than 11 million children as a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping abused, neglected and at-risk children. Childhelp’s programs and services include residential treatment services, children’s advocacy centers, therapeutic foster care, group homes, a national hotline, and child abuse prevention, education and training. For more information, visit and follow Childhelp at, and

About Ahipoki: The Ahipoki concept was born out of the desire of a restaurant group wanting to bring a much needed health-conscious California seafood restaurant with a south pacific flair to its customers. Health-conscious poke bowl lovers can sit down and relax in a laid back atmosphere all while enjoying the fusion of Japanese and Hawaiian flavors coupled with a fresh fish experience normally found outside of a quick serve restaurant.  For more information, visit