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Charity makes blankets for children of abuse

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Volunteers make blankets that will be donated to the children. (Sept. 27, 2012/FOX Carolina) Volunteers make blankets that will be donated to the children. (Sept. 27, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

An Upstate charity is gearing up for a huge event this weekend to raise awareness about child abuse.

Members of "Defenders for Children" spent time sewing together blankets they plan to give to children of abuse.

They said statistics show one in three girls and one in six boys born in the United states are at risk of being sexually abused before turning 18.

That's why they're working to make sure people know what to do if they suspect that someone is a victim.

"These blankets will be given to the volunteer guardian ad litems, who in turn give them to children who have been removed from their homes by DSS. Many of these children have been abused and neglected," said Toni Clark, founder of "Defenders for Children."

On Saturday, the group is hosting an event called, "Wrap Me Up In Hope" at the Palmetto Bank offices in Downtown Greenville.

Guests can drop-in anytime between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to learn more about the group and how you can help them make a difference in the Upstate.

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