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Berkeley County Kids Who Care Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Environment, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Primary & Elementary Schools

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

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

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


Rating: 5

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!!


Rating: 5

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.


Rating: 5

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)!!