The response for sponsorships for the 2020 Backpack Buddies Challenge was overwhelming. Mike Gorski, owner of Island Transportation Services, launched this project 4 years ago to help raise additional funds at the Backpack Buddies Chili Cook-off.
The Tidelines post on Thursday was among several sources that resulted in new friends (sponsorships) being added for a total of 28 friends (sponsorships.) To see the complete updated list, click here.
As a result of this year’s lofty goal of $50,000, Mike is starting to take donations now. The friends (sponsorships) are matching your donations dollar-for-dollar. All donations are tax-deductible as permitted by law. The Chili Cook-off, along with The Gorski and Friends Challenge, 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 but often were being left to fend for themselves on the weekends. They are currently feeding over 530 local children each week.
Making a resident 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.
Mike says, “Thank you in advance for your support and please, island residents, don’t forget to get your donations matched dollar-for-dollar by making your donations today!”