We have 22 organizations competing to be one of four Superheroes for Prevention! We will have four winners, one from each of the four regions of South Carolina – Upstate, Lowcountry, Pee Dee and Midlands. Winning organizations will receive $1,000. To compete for the Superhero prize, organizations also must be a 501 c (3) non-profit organization.
The organizations from the Midlands include: Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter, PASOs, Family Connection of SC, Inc., Healing Species, and Safe Kids Sumter County.
Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter works to provide a safe and nurturing emergency shelter bringing together a broad range of services for children who are victims of abuse and neglect.
PASOs works to mobilize individuals, families and partners to provide, protect and promote resources for healthy Latino women, children and communities.
Family Connection of SC, Inc. strives to strengthen and encourage families of children with special healthcare needs through parent support.
Healing Species would like to change the world through compassion, education and outreach, intercepting the cycle of violence, thereby reaching peace on earth for all God’s creatures. The Healing Species 11-week, Violence Prevention and Compassion Education program teaches youth how to overcome abuse, neglect, and apathy by teaching them how to: advocate for themselves and identify abusive situations; assertively say no; get help; grieve and communicate their feelings; heal themselves by building a strong heart through giving love, rather than retaliating or bullying in response to their pain; and lead with acts of kindness and respect.
Safe Kids Sumter County works to prevent injury in children at home, at play and on the way.
“Just as parents need a social network to keep their families strong and their children safe, we know that super heros need friends too, ” said Sue Williams, Chief Executive Officer of the Children’s Trust of South Carolina. “It is exciting for us to reach out to so many great organizations across our state doing important work on behalf of children and their families. We want them to know how much they are appreciated.”
Vote for your favorite Midlands Superheroes on the Children’s Trust Facebook Page. Each Facebook fan can vote once a day (every 24 hours), so be sure to tell your friends and family to keep those votes coming in for your nonprofit to win $1,000.
Check out our Superheroes for Prevention trailer to see how these efforts make a difference.