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Ted Terry (center) of Crescent Homes marks the donation of a $5,750 check to Camp Happy Days as part of the builder's GIVE philanthropy program.

This Charleston-based builder just disclosed its new charitable-giving drive in the spring, and it's already put the plan into motion.

Crescent Homes says it had a highly successful launch to the GIVE philanthropy program, donating $21,750 to local nonprofits since launching the initiative in April.

Five new nonprofits receive donations in the third quarter. The home builder contributes $250 for every Charleston home sale, drawing awareness to the groups and allowing customers to select where to donate, it says.

Initial contributions consist of:

  • $5,750 to Camp Happy Days
  • $5,000 to the Charleston Animal Society
  • $3,250 to Habitat for Humanity
  • $3,500 to Be A Mentor
  • $4,250 to the Ronald McDonald House

"Seeing this vision come to life in the form of tangible, monetary donations to worthy causes fuels us to push further and work harder," says Ted Terry, company owner and chief executive. "We are honored to be in a position to contribute to these incredible foundations."

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The GIVE program’s recipients for the July through September quarter include Teachers’ Supply Closet, a local group that benefits Charleston children in need by providing a free resource for their teachers to find school supplies; The Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center, which works to prevent, halt and offer healing after child abuse of local Charleston children; The Green Heart Project, in which volunteers team with students to instill valuable lessons while creating and maintaining urban farms as part of school gardens to educate and connect; Palmetto Warrior Connection, a nonprofit to works with veterans to provide assistance such as housing, education, employment and mental health; and Lowcountry Food Bank, which fights hunger locally through various programs including serving breakfast for school children in need, distributing boxes of food to local seniors and helping people make healthy choices through nutrition education.

"My vision for Crescent Homes is to build quality homes and neighborhoods that have a positive impact on the community," Terry says. "With GIVE, we are trying to broaden our reach by giving back to the community which supports us.”

Described as Charleston’s largest private home builder, Crescent Homes shows a vision and passion for designing homes and neighborhood evoking Charleston's charm, according founder and fifth generation home builder Terry. Call 843-573-9635 or visit www.crescenthomes.net.