Moms, wouldn’t you agree that one of your top priorities in life as a mother is the safety and well being of your child? So many of us spend hours fearing scenarios that are, truthfully pretty unlikely, but still terrify us. However, bad things DO happen. While we all wish we could live happily ever after, life is not a fairy tale, is it?
My loyal readers know that I am a passionate advocate and activist for maternal, newborn, and children’s health issues. And I am really proud to be a self appointed Ambassador for the Children’s Trust of South Carolina website. (But you don’t have to be a SC resident to check out the wonderful resources on their page!)
The mission of the Children’s Trust: “Strengthen and support public and private prevention efforts that keep South Carolina’s children safe.”
Per their website:
Children’s Trust is South Carolina’s leading advocate and resource on issues that impact children and families.
We work to improve the lives of all children, especially those most vulnerable and their families, by supporting and advancing policy at the state and federal level. Our main focus is prevention and early intervention, with an emphasis on child maltreatment and safety.
Find A Happily Ever After at the Children’s Trust Benefit Gala and Silent Auction
This organization is committed to keeping our children safe — but it costs a lot of money to keep moving these programs forward. Each year, the Children’s Trust hosts a Gala event to raise money for the organization and their many programs to support safety and prevention programs for our children here in South Carolina.
This year the theme of the Gala is Happily Ever After. The (Black Tie optional) Gala will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201 from 6 – 11 p.m. There will be live music and heavy hors d’oeuvres, plus a silent auction with an amazing list of items. You can find out more about the Gala, buy tickets, and check out the auction items on the Children’s Trust Gala Page. #ctscGala2015
Be a part of something fantastic! Attend the event, make a donation, share their programs and information with your mom friends … make a difference.
Visit the Children’s Trust of SC website for resources!
Important Health and Safety Topics
The Children’s Trust has been a part of prevention and reduction of child abuse in South Carolina for the last 30 years. But the agency focuses on so much more — the Keeping Kids Safe page has ideas and topics on all health and hazard issues and focuses on injury prevention for the whole family, from safety on All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) all the way to Water Safety, and everything in between. If you’re looking for prevention and safety tips on just about any topic, you should be visiting the Keeping Kids Safe page!
Cool Resources for Parents
The Children’s Trust also participates in neat nationwide program called Text4Baby where pregnant moms can sign up to receive text messages each week about the stages of development of their baby. Another program you may be familiar with — Pinwheels for Prevention.
Check out their resources pages, check out the information on the Gala – and share it. Who knows – you may have friends or family in South Carolina that may want to attend or donate or get involved!