By Lori Leary for The Island Connection
The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club’s mission to support community programs in the areas of child abuse prevention, youth development & education, Americanism and community outreach was implemented at the service chapter’s annual Grant Awards Dinner on Nov.1, at the Turtle Point Club House on Kiawah Island. Thirty-four, nonprofit organizations were honored with funding totaling $134,000 for their commitment to community enrichment. These grants were made possible by the generosity of merchants and service providers who advertise in the Club’s annual Handbook/ Directory, the chapter’s primary fundraiser. The Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange membership is grateful to these businesses that support their mission and encourage residents to patronize these loyal businesses. Master of Ceremonies and exchange member, Bill Nelson recognized each charity and highlighted their objectives to accomplish their goals with the funding received. Over 120 people attended this special event recognizing these dedicated organizations that care deeply about improving life on our islands.