Today I’m joined by Keri Scougale from the Carolina Youth Development Center to talk about the impacts that they’re having on the community.
All of the events we put on for our clients, be it the pumpkin pie giveaway or our annual baseball game, have a goal of contributing $10 to the CYDC for each person who participates. We typically contribute anywhere from $2,500 to $3,500.
The Carolina Youth Development Center was founded over 230 years ago in 1790 as the Charleston Orphan House. Since then, the organization has grown based on the community needed, making sure to always serve children and family first.
The contributions that our team and other organizations make to the CYDC make a huge difference in helping them provide services to families in the community. Every penny goes a long way in helping make it a more joyful place for the kids to live, for families to become stronger, and for our community to improve in general.
Last Christmas, a single mother with two kids told Keri she only had one twin bed; her children were sleeping on the floor. The CYDC was able to provide extra beds for both children so that everyone in their family could sleep on their own. Certain things that many of us don’t think twice about are a struggle for some families, so it’s amazing that there’s an organization like the CYDC that can make sure that families in need have the essentials to provide a clean, happy, healthy home.
We’re looking forward to contributing even more to the CYDC this year through our client events, so be sure to keep an eye out for our event announcements! If you have any questions for us, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’d love to hear from you.