Caring Coins Foundation awards grants

Hargray Communications’ Caring Coins Foundation celebrated reaching $2 million in total grants with the announcement of $68,000 in new donations to local charities Monday.   The grants were made possible by the generous contributions of Hargray customers who opt to round up their Hargray bills and donate the spare change to the foundation.
“Pennies matter; spare change matters,” Caring Coins Foundation Chairperson Paula Harper-Bethea told the crowd. “Those generous gifts add up quickly, and have a tremendous impact on our community.”
Some of the nonprofits that received grants are:
• Back Pack Buddies: $3,000
• Community First: $1,000
• Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry: $3,000
• Lowcountry Legal Volunteers: $5,500
• Meals on Wheels: $9,000
• NAMI: $3,000
• Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Lowcountry: $4,000
• Second Helpings: $9,000
• Volunteers in Medicine: $2,500.

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