Coastal Carolina Fair funds $800k in nonprofit grants

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014

Photos by Ann Mack/Special to the Journal Scene Exchange Club of Charleston President George ĎElí Rauton, left, and Coastal Carolina Fair President Mike Jernigan presented checks for more than $800,000 spread across 94 charities.


The organization that puts on the annual Coastal Carolina Fair in Ladson has donated more than $800,000 to nonprofits from the fairís 2013 proceeds.

All proceeds from the fair are either given away to other organizations or spent on improvements at the 165-acre fairgrounds. This year, 94 charities received money from the Exchange Club of Charleston.

Those charities include:

C&B Volunteer Fire Department

Carolina Canines for Service Inc.

Darkness to Light

Dorchester Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County

Dorchester Seniors

Helping Hands of Goose Creek

L.E.A.R.N. equine rescue

Lowcountry Food Bank

My Sisterís House Inc.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston

Teachersí Supply Closet

St. Lutheran Church - The Ark

Trident Literacy Assocation

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