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Review for Kiawah Cares Foundation, Kiawah Island, SC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Because of Kiawah Cares, the nonprofits serving Johns and Wadmalaw Islands (SC) are aware of the work other nonprofits are doing and work more effectively together. Kiawah Cares recently hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Event, which brought together many of the organization it supports. Through networking at this well-orchestrated event, BEGIN WITH BOOKS discovered a new way to partner with "Made With Love" to have a doubly positive impact on the children we serve: Made With Love provides hand-made newborn gift bags and cuddly back-to-school book-bag pillows for local children. BEGIN WITH BOOKS is providing brand-new, age-specific books to put in all the bags. Funding from Kiawah Cares is of course very important to our work, but Kiawah Cares is more than just a funder; it is the local "Synergizer Bunny"!

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Review for Kiawah Cares Foundation, Kiawah Island, SC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Kiawah Cares Foundation (KCF) has redefined philanthropy in one rural corner of Charleston County, South Carolina. KCF identified a manageable area of influence, became involved and expert in the needs of the area, and then engaged an active donor community. The result is an effective example of partnership, in which KCF acts as a proactive liaison between those who want to give and those who need support. An active volunteer component makes the Foundation even more effective in fostering mutual respect and understanding. This is a great organization that is making a real difference on the Sea Islands of South Carolina.

I represent BEGIN WITH BOOKS, an early literacy program that provides free books by mail to infants and toddlers. KCF has been a financial supporter of the program for several years, and has made it possible for us to offer this program to every child on the Islands. In addition, through the monthly forum sponsored by KCF, we are able to meet and partner with other social service organizations that serve the same families. This face-to-face connection has made a difference in how organizations work together to provide well-rounded services to the community.

This is a great organization that should be a model to other foundations!

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