Berkeley County Kids Who Care Inc

Rating: 4.75 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Education, Environment

Location: PO Box 491 Goose Creek SC 29445 USA

Mission: To raise environmental ethic in Berkeley County by administering an environmental project competition in our schools and working as a resource to upgrade environmental science teaching.
Results: In the twenty years since it was founded, KWC has served over 55,000 children, and has awarded over $75,000 in grants to the winning schools to buy equipment and supplies for the enhancement of environmental teaching. Some examples of the items that the teachers have purchased with the grants are an arbor for the playground at the school to provide shade and grow plants to attract birds and butterflies, microscopes, science books and materials, compost kits, greenhouse kits, and garden supplies
Target demographics: Berkeley County, SC children in grade K5-5th grade.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 4500 children
Geographic areas served: Berkeley County, South Carolina
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Great organiztion. Well run and makes a difference to the children.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with KWC from the very start. First as a volunteer and later as a board member. It is so wonderful to see the children's faces as they "get it" when the speakers talk about environmental education. NatureScope is a 2 day field day filled with educational speakers. You cannot get this much information in the classroom. The children get to touch it and experience it. This is great!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Going from a slogan contest with only a couple of middle schools represented to this year over 90 projects were submitted.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Maybe expand it to the surrounding counties.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Wonderfull organization to help spread an environmental message to K-5 children of Berkeley County. The 2-day jamboree in Santee Canal Park is a great outing in a beautiful setting to help increase the environmental awareness of children and their teachers and parents.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the excitement and curiosity of the students and teacher when they learn and understand the impact that they can make through simple steps, recycle, turn the water off, turn the light off when not in a room, etc.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Look for ways to further partner individual schools with stakeholders (government, industry, business, church) over the course of the year to have some continuing involvement.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Proud - for the work that I do, the company that I work for, and for providing me the opportunity to share that story with children

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Laurin and I am a 3rd Grade teacher at Sedgefield Intermediate. I was very excited to hear about this program. Not only because it would allow for my students to attend a field trip to the Old Santee Canal Park, but also because of the great opportunity it gave my students. This project allowed my students to really understand the importance of helping the environment and recycling. Our class project involved us reusing milk cartons and giving back to the environment by turning the cartons into bird feeders. The students also benefited because it taught them how to work together and learn from each other. I cannot wait to see how much my students get out of their experience at Old Santee Canal Park, and just them knowing that they were a key part to them earning this field trip will teach them a deep appreciation of hard work. I also believe that people naturally benefit from giving back to others... This project was a wonderful experience. Not to mention that my class won a $500 grant (1st place in the 3-5 individual competition)!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Sedgefield Intermediate

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

N/A

 
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