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Non-Profit Spotlight: Caring Coins

Pictured are Caring Coins board members Dudley King, MaryAnn Peeples, Tim Burke, Paula Harper-Bethea and Gregg Russell.

Mission

To make a change in the Lowcountry by awarding donations to local nonprofit organizations using “spare change” donated by Hargray customers who choose to round up their monthly bill.

History

The Hargray Caring Coins Foundation was established by Hargray in 2003, with the express purpose of providing financial support to qualifying local nonprofit organizations in Beaufort and Jasper counties. The foundation has awarded more than $3 million to organizations since its inception, averaging $100,000 per year. Grants are awarded one time a year in December.

How to Help

Participants in the program are Hargray customers who voluntarily round up their monthly bill. The “spare change” collected is disbursed annually by an independent Board of Directors and the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. The most a customer will round-up is 99 cents per month, and the least is one cent per month. A year’s worth of rounding up can’t exceed more than $11.88 per customer.

For more information on Caring Coins

Visit caringcoins.org or call 843-341-2646.