Business owner gives $30,000 to non-profits

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From staff reports

Beaufort’s Larry Mark and his wife Robyn, owners of Beaufort furniture store FWDG, recently made donations totaling in excess of $30,000 to 24 Beaufort County non-profit charities and organizations in the “spirit of birthday giving” at an event honoring the Larry Mark’s 70th birthday.

“Turning 70 is a milestone,” FWDG President Larry Mark said in a release. “In the spirit of birthday gift giving, Robyn and I gifted area charitable organizations, with the hope that through our donations they will be able to more easily accomplish their goals. We are very grateful for FWDG’s success and when we can we want to honor as many wonderful organizations as possible.”

Beaufort County non-profits that received donations include:

Alzheimers Family Services

American Red Cross – Lowcountry

Beaufort Water Search & Rescue (Port Royal)

Beth Israel Congregation

Bluffton Self Help

Boys and Girls Club – Broad River Club


Coastal Conservation Association

Deep Well Project

First Scots Presbyterian Church

Friends of Caroline Hospice

Friends of the Spanish Moss Trail

The Furniture Hall of Fame

Help of Beaufort

Hopeful Horizons

Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity

Jacob Kits via the Burton Fire Department’s FAST Program

NAMI Lowcountry (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Pat Conroy Literary Center

Port Royal Sound Foundation

Radiance Women’s Center

The Penn Center

United Way of Beaufort

Volunteers in Medicine.

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