Volunteers are the Lifeblood of a Non-Profit

Volunteers teaching STEM to children
April 25, 2018

In recognition of National Volunteer Appreciation week, Charleston Promise Neighborhood would like to recognize the diverse, dedicated group of tireless volunteers that supports the mission of Charleston Promise Neighborhood in our schools and the larger surrounding Charleston community.

Volunteers teaching STEM to childrenThe important and impactful work of nonprofits throughout the Lowcountry would not be possible without the efforts of volunteers that make our communities better and safer places to live, work, and recreate.

During the previous year, Charleston Promise Neighborhood has completed numerous projects and hosted events utilizing the assistance of volunteers. Projects/events leveraging the contributions of volunteers for 2017/2018 included:

  • Construction of garden spaces at Mary Ford Elementary
  • Mural painting projects at Mary Ford
  • Classroom assistance at Sanders Clyde Elementary
  • Family Science Nights
  • Family Literacy Nights
  • Social Studies Bowl
  • Uptown Way of Life Celebration at James Simons
  • Mary Ford Field Day 2018
  • Assistance with afterschool programs
  • Community Engagement Council Meetings

Charleston Promise Neighborhood would like to formally recognize the following local organizations and companies that selflessly give their time to make our community vibrant and more committed to the success of our students:

  • AmeriCorps VISTA, Charleston Area Service Collaborative
  • Anderson Associates
  • Blackbaud
  • Boeing
  • Charleston Historic Rotary
  • Church of Christ at Azalea Church
  • Clemson Extension Office
  • College of Charleston/MPA
  • Cummins Turbo Technologies
  • Fear No Easel
  • Fresh Future Farms
  • James Island Charter
  • MUSC Urban Farms
  • Solvay/Lanxess
  • South State Bank
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any substantial community redevelopment efforts. Charleston Promise Neighborhood’s vision of transformation within a generation for our students, families, and local residents cannot become reality without the willing hearts and hands of so many.

We thank you. You inspire us.

You make our ambitious dreams firm realities for all involved with Charleston Promise Neighborhood. We can’t wait to work closely with you again in the near future in our schools and beyond the classroom.

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