Kiawah Giving Month starts today, which is also the National Day of Giving, and runs through the entire month of May. Make your gift to support the Sea Islands today!
Last year, you raised $36,431 to support literacy efforts on the Sea Islands – funding three great programs that provided invaluable instruction for over 400 students.
Sea Island residents struggle with the burdens of poverty every day. The Kiawah Cares Foundation (KCF) aims to eliminate these burdens, including limited access to educational opportunities, substandard living conditions and more, by supporting compassionate programs for children, seniors, and families on Johns and Wadmalaw islands.
This year, the Kiawah Cares Foundation is working to raise $35,000 to support Communities In Schools (CIS) and Community Home Improvement Program (CHIP Ministry) as they help improve the circumstances of many Sea Islanders. These two programs cut to the root of the poverty cycle, providing student advocates for the future and compassionate help for the present.
DOUBLE YOUR DONATION! The Kiawah Cares Foundation will match funds dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000, helping us get to our goal of stopping the poverty cycle that much faster. Any amount raised over the goal amount will be contributed to programs supporting Sea Island children.
Funds directed to Communities In Schools will help fund student support specialist positions at Angel Oak Elementary and St. John’s High School. These specialists make a huge difference in the lives of young island students too often lacking access to basic needs, including food, clothing and shelter. These student advocates go beyond typical school involvement, addressing behavioral, developmental and emotional risk factors, in addition to educational. Learn more supporting CIS during Kiawah Giving Month.
CHIP Ministry is an outreach program of the historic Johns Island Presbyterian Church and a Kiawah Cares partner. With a dedicated group of volunteer parishioners, sometimes assisted by visiting mission groups, they help Sea Islanders stay in their homes by providing much-needed repairs. CHIP’s objective is to make these homes safe and habitable, enabling longtime residents to remain in the growing Sea Island community. See the work CHIP Ministry is doing on the Sea Islands.