SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — In August, representatives from KION North America Corporation delivered more than 70 backpacks, 50 composition notebooks and a large assortment of other school supplies to Dorchester Children’s Center.

Since December 2003, Dorchester Children’s Center has provided services for over 7,500 children. The organization provides a coordinated, research proven response to child abuse and neglect that reduces trauma for the children and their families.

Each year, Dorchester Children’s Center obtains a list from the school of each child who receives services from their organization. Their goal is provide each student with everything on his/her supply list in order to start the school year fully stocked and have the best chance at success. As the school year progress, the organization continues to provide supplies as new needs arise.

“These children are our future,” said Vincent Halma, president & CEO. “As a business in the Summerville community, we feel called to support the efforts of local organizations like Dorchester Children’s Center.”

Through initiatives like their annual Back-to-School Supply Drive and Operation E.L.F. Christmas Campaign, the organization is able to build a community network that helps children and their families have the freedom and resources to reach their full potential.


KION North America Corporation

Headquartered in Summerville, S.C., KION North America Corporation is a member of the KION GROUP AG, one of the world's two leading manufacturers of industrial trucks. Their brand companies, Linde, Baoli and STILL serve the specific requirements of the U.S., Canadian and Mexican markets with a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio. Their products are known for their innovative technologies, low energy consumption and low operating costs.

Dorchester Children’s Center

Dorchester Children’s Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization serving abused and neglected children and their families from Dorchester County and parts of Berkeley and Charleston Counties. Dorchester Children’s Center works in collaboration with law enforcement, DSS, Guardian Ad Litems, mental health and other agencies involved in caring for abused and neglected children in our community. For more information, visit:


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