A Year to Give Back

As a small company, we make every effort to ensure any charitable contributions represent the interests of our team. For the past several years, we’ve included a donation as part of our holiday gift, asking each team member to select a cause close to their hearts for us to support in their honor, no questions asked. For obvious reasons, we chose to skip our holiday party this year, and are instead putting those funds towards higher donations to each foundation. As we close a year filled with hardship for so many, we are grateful for many things, not the least of which is the ability to give back to the community. While we do this privately, we hope to spread awareness of these honorable groups by sharing with you.

The Nature Conservancy is one of the most effective and successful global groups protecting the environment. The nonprofit addresses everything from global warming and land and water stewardship to sustainable urban planning.

Kids on Point is a Charleston group helping local children with many facets of life outside of school hours, from academic support and athletic guidance. This fall, the group helped students learning virtually with online and technical assistance, attended regular family check-ins and delivered essential needs kits.

One 80 Place strives to prevent and end homelessness in Charleston. In addition to its shelter and on-site health clinic, the group provides legal assistance, job training, food and permanent housing assistance to those in need.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the US’s largest mentoring program, matching children with adult volunteers to build meaningful and lasting relationships. Found in nearly every pocket of the country, the program is life-changing for hundreds of thousands of children every year.

Started by families of several children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Promise works to protect children from gun violence through education. The group teaches children the importance of inclusion and empathy, while reinforcing the warning signs of at-risk behaviors.

The Point is a local Charleston nonprofit comprised of women working to raise awareness and funds for other women in the community, specifically those in need of medical or social services on James Island, Johns Island and Wadmalaw.

Doors to Dream addresses the racial opportunity divide in Charleston by empowering underserved students to create positive change within the community through several social impact projects. The group helps students see, and reach, their potential.

Charleston Waterkeeper is a foundation working to protect Charleston’s waterways at every level, from the beaches to the courtroom. The group monitors water quality, offers free mobile pump out services, provides community education and volunteer opportunities and much much more.