Tag Archives: South Carolina

Battery Game Saturday Night-Come Support D2L!

Please join us on Saturday night, August 18th at the final home game for The Charleston Battery soccer team. We are honored to be the Blackbaud “non-profit” of the game as well as participating in a lot of other activites at the game. We will have a table so please come by and see us! This will be a great family friendly event. Gates open at 6pm and game at 7:30. We hope to see you there! charlestonbattery.com

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Partner in Prevention Luncheon Today!

We have been so excited around the office in anticipation of our South Carolina Partner in Prevention luncheon happening today! As part of our local Prevention Month, we will be honoring those organizations who have made the commitment to becoming a Partner. Stay tuned for pictures and the complete list! It is sure to be a great day!    

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Prevention Month So Far – What a great first week!

Wow. The first week of August has been crazy at D2L-crazy with good stuff! This is the first week in our Prevention Month 2012 for the Lowcountry. We have had an excellent first week and I wanted to share some of the highlights. We started off this week and last with appearances on Lowcountry Live and “In the news-Post & Courier”. It is so wonderful that our local media supports Prevention month and really supports us getting out the word of awareness and education. This …

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BiLo Bagging for Bucks! Come see D2L on Saturday in Mount Pleasant!

This Saturday we will be at all BiLo locations in Mount Pleasant with the Dee Norton Childrens Center raising awarenss and bagging a few groceries as well. BiLo has a great program for non-profits “bagging for bucks”. Instead of using the well skilled baggers who have learned all the proper ways to bag, you get us, bagging for tips! (You do have the option of using the regular baggers, but why not take a chance on us-we promise we will not bag your eggs with …

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City of Charleston Commits to Partnership with Darkness to Light and The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jolie Logan, 843.965.5444, jlogan@D2l.org Or, Ann Read, 843.723.3600, aread@dnlcc.org Web: www.D2L.org or www.dnlcc.org  City of Charleston Commits to Partnership with Darkness to Light and The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center to Strengthen Child Protection Policies Charleston, S.C.  – Aug. 6, 2012 – City of Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. has announced a groundbreaking effort to evaluate and improve child protection policies for the city. The effort will be spearheaded by Mayor Riley and a task force to include Darkness to …

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The whole story of child sexual abuse affects everyone

Jerry Sandusky’s recent verdict isn’t the whole story. Skip Reville’s sentencing isn’t the whole story. Horace Mann (“Prep School Predators,” June 6 New York Times) isn’t the whole story. Adam Sandler’s new movie, “That’s My Boy,” isn’t the whole story. The Catholic Church isn’t the whole story. These high-profile national stories may appear to create a perfect storm of child sexual abuse. But they are merely a “Foreword” in a much deeper, troubling saga of one of the most heinous crimes in our society.   …

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REV Restaurants Get Behind the Cause

Big news. Really, BIG NEWS! For the next week, Rev Restaurants, Monza, Poe’s, Taco Boy and Closed For Business, are teaming up to donate 5% of their profits to D2L. From Wed, 13 to Wed, 20 Revolutionary Eating Ventures is joining the prevention movement. Go eat at a REV Restaurant and show your support for D2L.

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Foothills YMCA makes first step toward Partner

If you read our blog on a regular basis you surely have seen all of the amazing prevention work happening with the different YMCAs across the country. Recently we had the opportunity to speak with the South Carolina Y Alliance during their retreat. What a great group of people! Soon after our time with them, we received word that the South Carolina Y Alliance wanted not only to seek Partner in Prevention status, but also be a key player in D2L’s prevention work in South Carolina! Today the Foothills YMCA in Seneca, …

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D2L Team Meets Marilyn Van DeBur

Jolie, Liz, Erika and I traveled to Aiken South Carolina yesterday to hear Marilyn Van DeBur, former Miss America and incest survivor, speak at a luncheon in support of The Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County. Marilyn is a featured survivor in D2L’s Stewards of Children training video so we feel like we already know her.  But, it was such a privilege to hear her speak in person and an honor to meet her.  It was an opportunity to thank her for being such a …

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month-get involved today!

D2L kicked off National Child Abuse Prevention month with a candlelight vigil in downtown Charleston on March 28th. Even though the wind prevented us from keeping our candles lit, we all carry the metaphorical lit candle throughout this month in honor of the children we serve. There are many ways you can get involved this month and they don’t all involve taking our training. Look for blogs about the ways which include a golf tournament, community bike ride, community movie event, and of course Stewards …

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