SAFY of Greenville recently hosted a graduation of nine Spanish-speaking families from the Strengthening Families Program (SFP). Neil White, who tells the stories of Children’s Trust, covered the event.
Children’s Advocacy Day was held April 4 at the State House, where the South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers teamed with Children’s Trust of South Carolina, Silent Tears, the S.C. Attorney General’s office, and the S.C. Department of Social Services for a press conference that brought together partners working in prevention, treatment and prosecution of child abuse and neglect. Neil White, who tells the stories of Children’s Trust, covered the event.
At the fourth annual Friends and Founders luncheon, over 40 attendees – a group that included donors, sponsors, current and former board members, and staff members – heard an update from Children’s Trust CEO Sue Williams on the organization’s 2016 accomplishments and got a look forward at the priorities for this year. The presentation spotlighted the home visiting program, the Strengthening Families Program, and Safe Kids South Carolina’s work in the areas of safe sleep, child passenger safety and water safety.
South Carolinians are doing amazing things every day that help children and their families. Some people do things that may seem grand and far-reaching while the actions of others may seem small and not that consequential. However, all of this adds up to make a tremendous difference for the children and families in our state. Elizabeth Gibbes, Children’s Trust social media coordinator, is launching a #Good4SCkids campaign on our Facebook and Instagram webpages to highlight those things – the big and the small, the everyday and the grand – because we know that it takes all of us working together to build stronger families and keep children safe. Follow along as she posts weekly.
Child passenger safety is a priority for Children’s Trust, which serves as the South Carolina affiliate for Safe Kids Worldwide, and car seat safety checks are an important way to get more seats installed properly as well as raise awareness. Safe Kids South Carolina teamed with Kohl’s Buckle Buddies at Palmetto Health and EdVenture Children’s Museum for a recent car seat safety check. Neil White, who tells the stories for Children’s Trust, covered the event.
The Early Childhood Common Agenda is a set of recommendations for lawmakers in the 2017 legislative session to improve opportunity for working families and children. These straightforward practices took center stage at the State House, where Children’s Trust, the Institute for Child Success, and the United Way Association of South Carolina held a press conference about building a smart, comprehensive early childhood system. Neil White, who tells the stories of Children’s Trust, covered the event.
Shannon Palm, the Children’s Trust Lipscomb Safe Kids and policy intern, took part in a recent poverty simulation hosted in our organization’s office. She details the difficulties that impoverished families and children in this state experience in their daily lives.
EdVenture Children’s Museum held its annual FROST Gala Jan. 26 and gave the 2016 Great Friend to Kids Award to Gregg and Peggy Nibert, who were nominated by Children’s Trust, for their dedication to improving the lives of children. Neil White, who tells the stories of Children’s Trust, covered the event.
As Children’s Trust continues its expansion of the Strengthening Families Program across the state, the organization found a strong partner for Laurens County in Thornwell Home for Children. Neil White and Michael Shirley, who tell the stories of Children’s Trust, covered the recent SFP graduation ceremony on the Clinton campus.
Children’s Trust received a check for $77,646 from the Beta Zeta chapter of Kappa Delta sorority at the University of South Carolina after a successful fall fundraising letter-writing campaign. The ongoing commitment to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by Kappa Delta made for a celebratory evening for both organizations. Neil White, who tells the stories of Children’s Trust, covered the Nov. 28 event, which occurred on the eve of Giving Tuesday.