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Help is On the Horizon for the Children of SC

2019-02-14T15:29:14-05:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: In the Press|

Susan Alford is the director of the state Department of Social Services. Legislators approved Tuesday creating a new agency to oversee DSS and other child-welfare agencies. File COLUMBIA — South Carolina's child-welfare agencies are on the verge of getting a new watchdog to ensure they are doing their jobs. The General Assembly sent a bill to Gov. Henry McMaster on Tuesday creating a new state agency that lawmakers say should save lives and provide South Carolinians one stop for complaints. "We want to make sure children are getting the help they need from the state," said Rep. Bruce Bannister, R-Greenville. "We're trying to create independent oversight." More than 230 employees in four existing state programs would transfer to the new Department of Children's Advocacy, easing fears in a Republican-dominated Legislature that usually opposes growing government and adding employees. The only new position created — an agency director — would likely cost taxpayers $110,000 a year, according to [...]

Become a Sponsor – 2018 Pork & Pearls

2018-05-22T17:56:23-04:00December 27th, 2017|Categories: News|

Click Here to Become a Sponsor Today! Click Here to Make an In-Kind Donation to our Silent Auction! Click Here to Download the FULL Sponsorship Packet! PRESENTING SPONSOR - $10,000 15 complimentary VIPig tickets with 15 commemorative pint glasses 10x10 corporate sponsor tent in VIPig section, including open bar and private food station Radio commercials and TV exposure Placement in promotional campaign including electronic/print media and signage Logo on the Pork & Pearls website and listing on event ticket Presenting sponsorship acknowledgement in all promotional materials Expanded marketing package, with 10 social media mentions Recognition in event highlight video Preferred event parking KIDS KORAL SPONSOR – $7,500 12 complimentary VIPig tickets with 12 commemorative pint glasses 10x10 corporate sponsor tent in VIPig section, including open bar and private food station Radio commercials and TV exposure Placement in promotional campaign including electronic/print media and signage Logo on the Pork & Pearls website Logo placement throughout Kids [...]

How to Help a Child in Foster Care this Holiday Season

2018-01-16T15:21:55-05:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: News|

How to Help a Child in Foster Care this Christmas The holiday season; a time for joy, a time for happiness.  Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, Kwanzaa; a time of giving and of family.  It is a time of wonder and excitement for  millions of children across the nation, and across the globe.  It is a time when memories are made, and love is shared. Yet, for so many children in the foster care system, it is anything but a time of joy, a time of excitement.  Indeed, it is just the opposite.   ‘Tis the season?  Not for the roughly half a million children in foster care in the United States.   It is often a time of great sadness and despair.  For these children, it is a reminder of so much anxiety and trauma in their young lives.  Many foster children are faced with the realization that they will not be “home for the holidays,” [...]