BI-LO donates to local charities

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On Friday, October 28, BI-LO was joined by various charities from the Beaufort area for its “10 Days of Giving” event, in which BI-LO distributed funds raised from the 2011 BI-LO Charity Classic golf tournament this past June. The Grant Awards Presentation was held at Beaufort City Hall, City Council Chambers, including check presentations awarded to the Beaufort area charities. BI-LO Charity Classic funds were raised from sponsorships by local businesses, BI-LO’s generous vendor community, and customers.

Kiwanis Club President Fred Krumm, center, and past president Al Truesdale, right, receive a check for $11,000 from BI-LO Charities.

There was also special grant presentation from BI-LO Charities to The Kiwanis Club of Beaufort and The Little Red Dog Foundation. The local BI-LO Store in Beaufort, on Boundary Street, has been committed to serving The Little Red Dog Foundation for many years. The Little Red Dog Foundation provides specially equipped therapeutic three-wheeled cycles for people who are mobility challenged. The Kiwanis Club of Beaufort also supports local children with disabilities. Because of the close association between the two organizations, The Little Red Dog Foundation provided the bikes while The Kiwanis Club of Beaufort assembled the bikes.
“The Little Red Dog is an organization our store has chosen to support over the years, and we are honored to present the bikes to these deserving children,” said Bill Bradshaw, BI-LO Store Director of Beaufort.
Grants were donated to more than 18 charities, including $7.000 to the Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry.