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KIND of the Upstate hosting back to school event

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Upstate families are welcomed to a back-to-school event featuring snow cones, face painting, balloon artists, arts and crafts that will include jewelry designing and more.

KIND of the Upstate’s Third Annual Back to School Event will be held on Sunday, August 20 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Sara Collins Elementary School, 1200 Parkins Mill Road, Greenville. The event will take place on the school’s all-inclusive playground. The event will include jewelry designing with a s special appearance by Lucy Graham from The Upside Down Collection. Lucy creates jewelry to connect with others in hopes of sharing the upside to Down syndrome.

KIND of the Upstate is a nonprofit dedicated to educating young children and encouraging them to include others and nurture all forms of differences amongst their peers. It provides educational material to local schools that ignite discussions between children, parents, and educators about the importance of being kind to others and learning that everyone has different abilities. Furthermore, KIND promotes the inclusion and acceptance of all individuals.

“As the new school year begins, this is a great way to bring the community together for all of us to meet new friends with and without disabilities," said Caroline Giguere, one of the co-founders of KIND of the Upstate.

About KIND of the Upstate:
KIND of the Upstate aims to educate young children and encourage them to include others and nurture all forms of differences amongst their peers. KIND promotes inclusion and acceptance of all individuals. KIND provides educational material, which will ignite discussions between children, parents, and educators about the importance of being kind. Together, through education, they strive to build a KIND foundation in the children of the Upstate of South Carolina that will sustain into adulthood. Learn more at kindoftheupstate.org.

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