New Year, New Ways to Give Back

Looking for a great way to give back in 2018? Kiawah Cares and partner organizations have some great opportunities to put your skills to use for the betterment of the community.

Help put success within a student’s reach by becoming a part of the Light A Fire program, a partnership between Kiawah Cares and St. John’s High School. Mentors and tutors, an important part of this comprehensive program, are crucial to student success. Math-minded individuals are particularly needed.

The Kiawah Cares Foundation is requesting volunteer grant writers to help the foundation seek and secure grants. Volunteers would work on their schedule from the comfort of their home.

Join the Reading Partners program and get involved at Frierson Elementary School on Wadmalaw Island. Get comprehensive, step-by-step instructions and a curriculum overview with a Q&A session at Reading Partners’ orientations.

No prior experience is needed and Reading Partners has some flexibility to work with you on a schedule that is convenient. Sign up by Friday, Jan. 19 and Kiawah Cares will bring the orientation to you!
Kiawah Island Orientation
Beachwalker Center | 23 Beachwalker Drive
Thursday, Jan. 25

10:30-11:30 a.m.


February Orientation Schedule
Johns Island Regional Library | 3531 Maybank Highway |10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 6

Tuesday, Feb. 27


CHIP Ministry, one of 2017’s Kiawah Giving Month beneficiaries, 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. Volunteers are always welcome to join this compassionate group.

To volunteer for these opportunities or learn more, email Kiawah Cares at

Barrier Island Little League needs your help preparing for the spring season! Larger projects include building a new bullpen, fine tuning the batting cages, removing two large pine trees and revamping the t-ball/coach pitch field. Other opportunities are serving on various committees, team support, or acting as a coach, scorekeeper or umpire.

Volunteers are welcome to stop by 3362 Maybank Highway to see Todd Rieger (Monday – Friday, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.). View more opportunities at Kiawah Cares sponsors two Barrier Island Little League teams.