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THE STORY:

Thank you.
Because of you and your support, The Wellness Council for South Carolina has been able to reach more and more students. We have been able to give them the knowledge about good nutrition and exercise and what it means to be a steward of the environment. We inspire them to make small changes and let them know why those changes are so important. Because of you, we have worked in three local schools, a YMCA and with a church youth group. With your help, we can do more.
One of our students in this year’s Green S.P.A.R.K. (Shaping Potential and Reaching Kids) class is a returning student from last year. She enjoys the class and is able to answer questions that the others in the class cannot. What she learned last year has stayed with her this year. She and her family have made some improvements, changes, in their lifestyle and I am starting to see some results. One of the most notable changes with her is that her confidence level has grown. In class, she is encouraged to participate, to ask questions and to suggest ideas. Every little change, every improvement in diet, exercise and lifestyle, is a change for the better. That is what Green S.P.A.R.K. is working towards with every student. It may take time, but just like a garden, soon that tiny seed will sprout and flourish and they can in turn teach and inspire others.
Now more than ever, it is important to understand the importance of prevention. Health care is on everyone’s mind these days and the fact is; it is much more cost effective to prevent disease than it is to manage and try to cure. So many diseases and illnesses can be related to lifestyle choices. In South Carolina, obesity and Diabetes are very serious problems. The number of diabetics in the state has doubled since 1995. The number of small children with Type 2 Diabetes is frightening. The cost of these two alone is staggering. This is why we are starting with the youth; teaching them nutrition and physical fitness. Help us make obesity and diabetes things of the past. Help us transform our community into a happier, healthier and greener one.
A donation to The Wellness Council for South Carolina will help pay for healthy snacks, like fresh fruits and vegetables, for each class every week. These funds will help pay for handouts, incentive prizes for the kids. Monies raised will help support our volunteers who will be traveling to different schools next year to teach students in more schools and clubs. Any extra dollars will help us secure our own facility to expand Green S.P.A.R.K. even more, to reach more area youth who need motivation, inspiration and encouragement to let their creativity blossom.
Your donation is tax-deductible and is so very appreciated. Thank you in advance for your support. Thank you for believing that, together, we can have a healthier and happier community.

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