Published on April 18th, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
DreamBee Foundation awards Sistercare $5,000 grant
Pictured above from left; Pictured above Charlene Keys, Leah McKee and Nancy Barton.
Sistercare awarded first grant during National Child Abuse Month
DreamBee Foundation awarded Sistercare the first ever “The Women We Watched Freedom Grant” recently in conjunction with National Child Abuse Month. The grant presentation was held at 11am at Sistercare’s administrative office at 1820 Morlaine Drive in Cayce.
Charlene Keys-Bowen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, states, “DreamBee Foundation is very pleased to present its 2019 “The Women We Watched Freedom Grant” to Sistercare in support of the tremendous work performed by the organization. Research tells us that about a third of all children who grow up in homes with domestic abuse will suffer physical or mental abuse while in the home and are more likely to become abusers or victims of domestic abuse as adults. Our mission at DreamBee Foundation is to ERADICATE Child Abuse by providing much needed funding to organizations like Sistercare who are doing the work that is critical to achieving that mission.”
“We are most grateful and honored to be selected as the first recipient of DreamBee Foundation’s The Women We Watched Freedom Grant”, says Nancy Barton, Executive Director of Sistercare. “We greatly appreciate and value DreamBee Foundation’s work with the serious issues of child abuse and domestic violence.”
Sistercare is a United Way partner agency serving almost 9,000 domestic violence survivors and their children annually in Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, Fairfield and Newberry counties. The nonprofit provides emergency shelter, crisis line service, counseling for survivors and their children, legal advocacy, transitional housing, teen outreach, and hospital accompaniment to those impacted by the trauma of domestic violence.
DreamBee Foundation’s mission is to eradicate child abuse, and the purpose is to develop much needed financial resources to fund the fight against all forms of child abuse.