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 Lowcountry include: The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, Safe Kids Trident area led by Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital and Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area.
The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center works to serve victims of child abuse in Charleston and Berkeley County. We provide medical, therapy, forensic, law enforcement, and most importantly hope and healing for the victims and their families. We also have a strong community outreach preventative program, in addition to our center participating in the most cutting edge research and treatment for child abuse victims and their families.
Safe Kids Trident area led by Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital strives to prevent unintentional childhood injuries at home, at play and on the way. Our aim is to teach families to do simple things all the time to prevent unintentional injuries and base our programs on credible data about injuries, so that they address real problems in our community. MUSC’s mission is to improve health and maximize quality of life through education, research, and patient care.
Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area works to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
“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 Lowcountry 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.