Darkness to Light Raises
Awareness During April
In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Darkness to Light is asking adults across the lowcountry to raise awareness of child sexual abuse during April. Sexual abuse is a silent epidemic, affecting one in ten children before their 18th birthday.
In addition to several local events hosted by area businesses, Darkness to Light is partnering with several local non-profit organizations as well, including the Exchange Club of Daniel Island, Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center, and Prevent Child Abuse America.
View our calendar to find exciting opportunities to get involved.
Participating Restaurants and Retailers
Darkness to Light is grateful to all the businesses who have sponsored our efforts, including our presenting sponsor Ricoh.
Please view our full list of sponsors at the bottom of this page.
LOWCOUNTRY CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE PREVENTION TRAINING BLITZ
During the month of April, authorized Facilitators and affiliated partners will be offering Darkness to Light’s award-winning Stewards of Children® child sexual abuse prevention training throughout the lowcountry. Visit www.D2L.org and click “Get Trained” to find a training near you.
I MAKE PREVENTION POSSIBLE SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN
You can also download our “I Make Prevention Possible” signs and take your picture to share on your social media. Be sure to use the hashtag #preventionispossible when you share your image!
Daniel Island "Pinwheels for Great Childhoods"
Darkness to Light, Prevent Child Abuse America®, and the Exchange Club of Daniel Island partner for “Pinwheels for Great Childhoods”. Blue pinwheels, the universal symbol for child abuse prevention, will be sold on Daniel Island to raise awareness around the issue and to emphasize the importance of prevention efforts. A portion of proceeds will support child sexual abuse prevention training, establishing Daniel Island as a community committed to the protection of children. Pinwheels will be sold in-person at various venues including the Exchange Club of Charleston as well as online.
Dee Norton Movie Night at the MUSC Stadium
Darkness to Light is participating in the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center Movie Night at the MUSC Stadium on April 21. Gates open to the public at 6PM, and admission is FREE. The event will feature balloon animals, face painting, carnival style games and crafts for kids, information booths for parents, and the feature film “Aladdin” at sundown. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, and get ready for a great family night out under the stars.
“The Charleston community has done amazing work in protecting kids from abuse. Over 40,000 people in the tri-county area have been trained to prevent child sexual abuse. But with the Charleston area population growing every day with the economic growth we’re seeing, the work continues.”