2018 Unsung Hero Award – Submission Deadline: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Unsung Hero Award for individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary care to enhance the well-being of children in South Carolina’s kinship families. Formal (licensed) and informal (non-licensed) kinship caregivers in South Carolina who have provided care for a relative’s child throughout the preceding year or longer are eligible for nomination (fictive kin are also eligible).

Nominators can only submit one nomination. Nominators are encouraged to contact the person they wish to nominate in order to review the award criteria and provide the most detailed information needed to prepare their nomination.

Selected winners will be invited to attend a 2018 Statewide Kinship Care Summit for special recognition during lunch on one of three possible dates and locations: Charleston, Columbia and Greenville. The specific dates and locations are to be determined. Winners will be presented during the luncheon with a $200 honorarium, a customized award and featured in a press release/news story by the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina.

Nominations will be reviewed by selected members of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina’s Statewide Kinship Care Advisory Council. Winners will be notified of their selection mid-August. Questions regarding nomination submissions can be directed to cphillips@socsc.comNominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

Nominee Details

Nominee Name (First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name)

Nominee Title (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.)

Nominee Address

Nominee City

Nominee State

Nominee Zip

Resides in South Carolina Department of Social Services Region (1,2,3,4 or 5)

Daytime Telephone (Best Contact Number)

Email Address

Number of Years the Nominee has Provided Kinship Care

Number of Children Cared For

Current Ages of the Children in Their Care

Nomination

The 2018 Unsung Hero Award nominations will be evaluated based on the contents of the nomination submission in order to select winners. Please be thorough in your responses.

Provide a background of the nominee and how the child/children came to be in their care.

Provide at least two compelling examples that demonstrates the nominee’s character, compassion and commitment to positively impact the lives of the child/children in their care.

In what ways is this nominee an exemplary role model for other kinship caregivers going above and beyond to provide a stable, loving home and ensure the child’s/children’s well-being?

Additional information about the nominee to take into consideration that makes them an Unsung Hero (e.g. challenges faced/overcome, financial barriers, etc.).

Nominator Details

Nominator Name (First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name)

Nominator Title (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr.)

Nominator Organization

Nominator Address

Nominator City

Nominator State

Nominator Zip

Nominator Daytime Telephone (Best Contact Number)

Nominator Email Address

Length of Time You Have Known Nominee

Unsung Hero Award – Submission Deadline: Tuesday, July 31, 2018