Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club Awards $114,859 to Local Charities

Thirty-five non-profit charitable organizations were honored on Wednesday, January 18th, at the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Chapter’s first annual “Grant Recipients Dinner” at the Seabrook Island Club. The evening event was a great success. Members welcomed guests and had the opportunity to learn about each organization’s positive impact on our islands and the Lowcountry area. Speakers Bureau Committee Chair, Laura Stefanelli, was a masterful emcee. Bill Nelson created powerpoint slides for all grantees. Ed Leary captured photos of President Larry Blasch presenting checks to each representative.

K-S Exchange Chapter’s grants are made possible by the civic-minded, generous, local businesses that advertise in the club’s annual Directory Handbook. Grants were awarded in the categories of Community Service and Hunger, Child Abuse Prevention and Youth and Education.

Dr. Griggs & Sabrina Pickney, Angel Oak Elementary with Pres. Larry Blasch


The list of recipient organizations is included below.

   2106-2017 Grants

Community Service Hunger:

Backpack Buddies of Seabrook       $2,000.00

Blessing Basket                                $4,000.00

Bridges                                             $2,000.00

Hebron Zion                                     $2,500.00

Kiawah Women’s Foundation           $2,000.00

Meals on Monday                             $4,500.00

Next Step                                          $1,500.00

Sea island Cares                               $2.500.00

Sweetgrass Garden                           $7,500.00

Child Abuse Prevention:

Dee Norton Lowcountry Center            $17,000.00

Low Country Orphan Relief                  $3,000.00

Florence Crittenten                                $2,800.00

Community Service Health:

Habitat for Humanity                            $4,837.00

BIFMC                                                  $7,837.00

Water Wellness                                    $3,837.00

OLOM                                                  $5,837.00

Therapeutic Riding                              $2,837.00

Waterproofing                                      $1,087.00

Respite Care of Charleston                  $1,087.00

Youth in Education:

Student of the Month                             $1,800.00

Student of the Year                                $5,000.00

Scholarships                                          $9,000.00

Johns Island Library                               $1,000.00

Junior Achievement                                $900.00

Angel Oak Academic Growth                  $750.00

Angel Oak Character Development         $1,000.00

Mt. Zion Second Step                              $420.00

Mt. Zion Library Books                             $750.00

Mt. Zion Camp St. Christopher Trip          $4,000.00

Frierson Reflex Math                               $1,250.00

Barrier Islands Environmental Learning in Classroom      $2,330.00

Trident Tech Scholarships                            $2,000.00

Charleston Symphony                                  $1,500.00

Charleston Collegiate School Challenge Course     $1,500.00

Charleston Collegiate School Chickens on Campu  $1,000.00

Americanism:                                    $2000.00

Total                                    $114,859.00

Submitted by

Lori Leary

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