We have partnered with 103.5 WEZL to announce The Salvation Army of Charleston and Going Places as the August recipients of our Give Back Grant. The Give Back Grant program, initiated in 2016, demonstrates “LimRic Pride” by donating a financial contribution to two 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations each month.
Through the partnership, each grant recipient will also be featured on 103.5 WEZL, part of the station’s “103 Day Kindness Crews-Aide.” Playing off the word ‘crusade,’ the campaign seeks out individuals who are in need of a little kindness – perhaps help on an overdue bill or a special way to say ‘thank you’ to someone. Hosted by radio personality Ric Rush, and with the help of local businesses and donors, the campaign identifies those individuals and then delivers random acts of kindness to them. This month, Rush joined David Miles, LimRic’s owner, in recognizing August’s deserving charities and awarding them with the Give Back Grant.
The Salvation Army of Charleston, a non-profit that has been active in the Carolina’s since 1887, operates hundreds of facilities and services around both North and South Carolina. The organization provides an array of services ranging from character building, providing shelter for families in need of housing, praise and worship services along with seeking out safe and affordable housing for senior citizens. The organization serves as a reminder that good can be done within the community no matter how much or little you may contribute.
Going Places is a unique program in the Lowcountry that strives to provide a new bike, helmet and lock for each child in all 31 Title 1 elementary schools. The organization was created when Katie Blomquist, a first-grade teacher at a low-income elementary school, took notice to a 6-year-old student in her classroom who mentioned he had never owned a bicycle. Katie then decided to create an organization that seeks to provide disadvantaged kids with the right to experience joy. Since Going Places has been established, the organization has gifted a new bike to every student at Pepperhill Elementary School and continues to expand its reach. The organization has also created the “Give a Surprise” program in which they partner with local businesses to provide every staff member in a low-income elementary school with a gift or meal.
To learn more about the 103 Day Kindness Crews-Aide, or to nominate someone who could use a little bit of kindness, please visit this page: https://wezl.iheart.com/featured/kindness-crews-aide-with-crews-chevy/submit/. Learn more about our company at limric.com!