South Carolina

People in South Carolina care about kids here in the United States and around the world.

Last year, 1,077 advocates in the Palmetto State pledged to support a presidential candidate who would invest in kids.

From expanding preschool for kids in the U.S. to ensuring children survive and thrive around the world, South Carolina’s advocates are the voice for children.

There are countless ways you can raise your voice for kids! Our activists post information and actions to their social media pages, staff booths at community events, meet with elected officials and even ask presidential candidates questions about how they would work to help children.

Plus, joining in our work will positively impact your life as well as the lives of children in South Carolina and beyond.

Upcoming Events

To learn more about an upcoming event or to volunteer, please contact Katy Seppi at [email protected].

Volunteer at the Mount Pleasant Farmer’s Market

Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market Pavilion (Moultrie Middle School) (map) August 8 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On Tuesday, August 8 Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) will have a table at the Mount Pleasant Farmer’s Market. We’ll be asking market-goers to sign our postcards urging our Members of Congress to support the Reach Every Mother and Child Act which will help moms and children survive and thrive, and we need your help!

If this is your first time volunteering with us – no problem! We’ll provide training when you arrive.


Tuesday, August 8, 37 p.m. at 645 Coleman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant.

Come talk to folks about what we do and how they can help us improve the lives of kids in South Carolina and around the world.

We have two shifts available. Volunteer today!

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Meeting with Rep. Sanford’s Staff in Charleston

Rep. Sanford’s Office (map) August 9 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you believe that all children, no matter where they are born, deserve a healthy start in life for a bright future? 

Tragically, every day 16,000 children under age 5 die of preventable causes, like diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria. The good news is we can and have been doing something about this. Worldwide, deaths of children age 5 and under have been cut in half since 1990 – thanks to American leadership.

Would you like to join a small group of like-minded supporters to talk about this with staff from Rep. Mark Sanford’s office?

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Volunteer at Arts and Draughts in Columbia

Columbia Museum of Art (map) August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

On Friday, August 18 Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) will have a table at the Columbia Museum of Art’s quarterly event, Arts and Draughts. We’ll be asking passersby to create “thank you” cards for Senator Lindsey Graham for supporting funding for programs that help moms and kids around the world survive and thrive! Join us at this fun event to raise awareness about this important issue.

If this is your first time volunteering with us – no problem! We’ll provide training when you arrive.


Friday, August 18, 711 p.m. at the Columbia Museum of Art.

Come talk to folks about what we do and how they can help us improve the lives of kids in South Carolina and around the world.

We have two shifts available. Volunteer today!

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Volunteer at Soda City

Soda City Market (map) August 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

On Saturday, August 19 Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) will set up a booth at the Soda City Market in Columbia.

We’ll be asking market-goers to sign our postcards urging our Members of Congress to support the Reach Every Mother and Child Act which will help moms and children survive and thrive, and we need your help!

If this is your first time volunteering with us – no problem! We’ll provide training when you arrive.


Saturday, August 19, 8:30am3:30pm at 1500 Main Street, Columbia

Come talk to folks about what we do and how they can help us improve the lives of kids in South Carolina and around the world.

We have three shifts available. Volunteer today!

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Paint, Sip and Learn in Charleston

For the Love of Art (map) August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the work Save the Children Action Network is doing to help moms and kids around the world survive and thrive? Join us for a unique opportunity to about our work while painting your own masterpiece, sipping wine or beer, and meeting new friends!

On Wednesday, August 23, we’re hosting a private party at For the Love of Art in West Ashley and we’d like you to join us! During the event, artist Carri Miles will walk you step-by-step through creating your own painting. This class is for all skill levels so even if you’ve never picked up a brush, don’t let it stop you! While you’re painting, you’ll learn about our work to end preventable deaths of moms and kids around the world.

When: Wednesday, August 23, 6:30-8:30pm

Where: For the Love of Art, 2317 Ashley River Road, Charleston

There is no cost to attend this event, but space is limited so RSVP today! All materials are provided. Drinks are not provided but you are welcome to bring your own wine, beer or food. Feel free to bring a friend too, just make sure they RSVP.

Campaign Materials

We want to help you be an effective voice for kids. Below are resources to help you take action in your community.

Join Us

Contact your local Save the Children Action Network staff member to learn how you can be a voice for kids.

Katy Seppi
Mobilization Manager, South Carolina

Katy Seppi is a Licensed Master Social Worker who specializes in grassroots organizing, advocacy and management. Prior to joining SCAN, she worked as an organizer for an education nonprofit, training volunteers and connecting them to opportunities to use their voice to create change for kids. Over the past eight years she has worked with individuals and nonprofits on a variety of social justice issues.

Katy grew up in Utah before moving to Georgia where she received her MSW degree from the University of Georgia. She currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

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