The Kiawah Cares Made With Love (KCMWL) program recently celebrated the completion of its very first season. KCMWL is a volunteer-led initiative committed to supporting our neighboring communities in a hands-on way. Made With Love supporters give time, handmade crafts and compassionate support to the most-often overlooked demographics: children and seniors.
Read excerpts from coordinator Donna Porritt’s recap of the very first KCMWL season below.
Not counting the items Kiawah Cares distributed directly to storm victims, mission workers, and the like through the season, KCMWL distributed a total of nearly 250 blankets, 14 pillows, and more than 175 toiletry kits. Major beneficiaries were Angel Oak and Frierson elementary schools and Our Lady of Mercy Outreach.
Using endorsed national values for volunteers ($24.14 per hour) and established donated fabric values, the blankets and pillows alone bring this season’s donated value to more than $17,000.
To each and every KCMWL volunteer, we would like to say thank you for your incredible commitment to the Sea Islands. Your dedication is an inspiration.
Though the group is currently on a summer hiatus, watch for news on new initiatives helping out on Johns and Wadmalaw islands, as well as new craft projects and more. Learn more about the Kiawah Cares Made With Love program
. Crafts can also be completed at home and dropped off when you’re on the island.
Can’t participate but want to help? KCMWL always welcomes donations of materials. Learn more about giving to the Made With Love program.