By Bob Leggett for The Island Connection
A few weeks ago the 2017-2018 Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club Handbook was delivered. Although the Handbook is heavily utilized by our residents and others, make no mistake – the key reason the Exchange Club publishes it is to provide funding for grants to local charities.
Over the past several years, the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club has been able to disperse grants totaling over $100,000 annually to Child Abuse Prevention organizations, Community Service (including housing, medical and hunger relief projects) Youth & Education (local schools and scholarships), Americanism (the flags we display on patriotic holidays) and for the highly-regarded Angel Oak Award.
As a resident of one of the island communities, you are undoubtedly already using the products and services of many of the Handbook advertisers. Please remember to tell them you saw their ad and thank them for advertising. If you buy services or products from businesses that are not advertising with us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the business name and one of our volunteer salespersons will contact them. Also, if your business is not in the Handbook, please consider placing an ad in next year’s edition.
The 2016-2017 Grants are listed on page 240 of the new Handbook. They may also be viewed on our website www.ks-exchangeclub.com. If your charitable organization would like to submit a grant request, this year’s Grant Request Form is available under the Club Grants tab. The deadline for submission of Grant Requests is August 1, 2017.
Copies of the new Handbook are available at the SIPOA office, at the SI Club and at the Seabrook Town Hall.