#LowcountryVolunteers Challenge Winners AnnouncedApril 20, 2018
Community Foundation of the Lowcountry ’s #LowcountryVolunteers Challenge culminated with the awarding of four $2,000 grants to area nonprofits. The challenge celebrated volunteerism and coincided with National Volunteer Week.
The contest challenged local nonprofit organizations to post photos to the Community Foundations Facebook page. Each photo showed a volunteer holding a placard explaining why they volunteer and what it means to them. Additionally, volunteers were encouraged to “fan ” their favorite local nonprofits on the Community Foundation ’s volunteer portal, Lowcountry Volunteer Connections. One winner was selected based on volume of Facebook photos; one was chosen based on the number of Lowcountry Volunteer Connections “fans, ” and two winners were selected randomly from a pool of qualified organizations. The contest ran from March 1– April 11.
The winners were: Arrhythmia Alliance (Hilton Head), Hospice Care of the Lowcountry (Bluffton), Port Royal Sound Foundation (Okatie) and Hopeful Horizons (Beaufort). Each winner received a $2,000 check that was delivered during a surprise visit on Wednesday, April 18 by the #LowcountryVolunteers Challenge prize patrol. The prize patrol also brought balloons and flowers. Click here to see photos and videos from our surprise visits.