We have made it to day 20 of our prevention month efforts, and we’re just ending our busiest week of the month. It was a crazy one filled with lots of exciting events, and moments of pride in our community for their dedication to ending child sexual abuse.
Last week kicked off with our JTMM (Join the Movement Mondays) at Five Loaves and Mellow Mushroom in West Ashley. Both organizations had returned this year to our initiative and did an excellent job helping us spread the word about awareness. Tonight don’t miss out on JTMM! Muse Resaturant and Sesame in North Charleston will be participating tonight. Head on out and get some great food and join the awareness campaign at one of the two restaurants tonight!
Next up for us was the Partners in Prevention luncheon. Please see our previous blogs about the great group of individuals who were honored. It was an amazing lunch with a lot of heart especially due to the testimony of Carol Hogue, one of our most dedicated coalition members. Her personal story of her family’s couragous survival had the whole room speechless. What a great message to us all on how to pay it forward!
Trainings at Charter School of Math and Science, Lowcountry Pregnancy Center, and Charleston Day were just some of the groups educating themselves last week. All three are Partners in Prevention. You and your organization still have 11 days to pledge to become a partner and receive the kits at no cost. Do it today!
Finally our busy week ended with the Battery Soccer Game on Saturday night. We were not only the Battery’s partner for the night, we were also the Blackbaud non-profit of the game. We all had a such a great time selling frisbees for the frisbee toss at halftime. (All proceeds went to D2L!), having our picture taken on the field with the Blackbaud representatives, and getting to speak for a few minutes on the radio show. It was also camper and family appreciation night. Seeing all the families and kids running around, knowing the Battery is a PIP, it really topped off our busy week of prevention with pride in the soccer team and in our community for all that they are doing to protect kids!