HE’S BACK … AGAIN … and this year he has brought even more of his clients, friends, and fellow business owners to smash last year’s goal of raising $22,000. This year’s goal is $30,000!!!
Mike Gorski, Owner of Island Transportation, launched this project 3 years ago to help raise additional funds at the Bohicket Backpack Buddies Chili Cook-Off. Each year has proven to be more successful to raise funds for this great cause. He is back with even more friends at this year’s Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, March 16, 2019, between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm at the Bohicket Marina.
The Chili Cook-off benefits Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island and the Backpack Buddies Group of Kiawah Women’s Foundation. The two organizations are both 501(c)(3) nonprofits whose mission is to feed local, hungry, school children on the weekend and during school holidays. These children are supplied breakfast and lunch by the schools because they were often being left to fend for themselves on the weekends. They are currently feeding over 400 local children each week.
To help raise additional funds on this day Mike has received commitments from 15 local businesses to donate $1,000 each to collectively secure $15,000 of funds that will be used to match the donations dollar-for-dollar made by residents of both Kiawah and Seabrook Islands.
This year, the following companies that have generously committed to provide the $15,000 in funds that will be used to match are: Island Transportation Services, CFS Promotional Products, Coastal Getaway of SC, Emery Macpherson Akers Ellis Real Estate, Fipps and Sons Auto Center, Holy City Construction, Kiawah Cares, Kiawah Partners, NV Realty Group, Pam Harrington Exclusives, Pelican Development, S. Bogan Designs, Timbers Kiawah, Wells Fargo, and Will Shiver The Island Company. Thank you to these companies for their generous contribution to the cause.
That’s right, folks! They are matching dollar-for-dollar of your donation! It’s a win-win for the Backpack Buddies’ programs on both islands. All donations are tax-deductible, as permitted by law.
Making a donation is very easy. Just call or text Mike Gorski at 864-316-3894 and tell him your donation amount. He will provide all of the details for the different ways that you can donate.
Thank you in advance for your support and please island residents don’t forget to get your donation matched dollar-for-dollar by making your donation now!
Submitted by Gorski and Friends Challenge Committee