I would guess that NO MATTER WHAT your stance on any issue out there - be it breastfeeding, working, guns, school vouchers, and so forth, all of us moms can agree that child abuse sucks. We can also agree that child endangerment, of any level, also sucks. We want our children to be safe from harm, wherever that harm may come from. And as we learn once we have children, there is danger lurking everywhere, from choking hazards, illnesses, and sadly, even from people they know and love.
Y'all know that I am a passionate advocate and activist for maternal, newborn, and child health issues.
I write monthly articles for parenting publications about relevant and pertinent issues related to children and their health. It is a passion that was spurred when my own infant passed away, and now I do what I can to be an advocate for babies and children. While researching these issues, I came across the Children's Trust of South Carolina website.
As a mom advocate, (or a Momvocate as I call myself!) I feel that is my mission too! (I would argue most of us feel that way, right?)
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.
This year the focus of the Gala is celebrating 30 Years of Child Abuse Prevention. The (Black Tie optional) Gala will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Columbia Marriott, 1200 Hampton Street 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.
Be a part of something fantastic! Attend the event, make a donation, share their programs and information with your mom friends ... make a difference.
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!