Exchange Club gives grants to 66 groups

All of the representatives of the charities and organizations gathered last week.

The Exchange Club of Charleston gave grants to 66 Charities last week. Proceeds are from the 2011 Coastal Carolina Fair. This is the Exchange Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The 2011 fair raised $622,674.

The Exchange Club of Charleston, chartered on April 15, 1924, is dedicated to serving the community through support of Americanism, youth activities, scholarships, community programs and its national project: the prevention of child abuse.

The fair is operated by the Exchange Club of Charleston, which holds the distinction of being the largest Exchange Club in the nation, as well as being one of the oldest service and civic clubs in the country.

The following are the recipients of the Exchange Club:

American Lung Association of South Carolina

Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic

Be a Mentor Berkeley County Kids Who Care

Berkeley Seniors Book Buddies/Charleston Volunteers for Literacy

C & B Volunteer Fire Department

Camp Happy Days Canterbury House

Carolina Canines for Service Charleston Area Senior Citizens Services

Charleston Community Sailing Charleston Jewish Social Services

Charleston Southern University Children in Crisis in Dorchester County

Christ Episcopal Church Clemson Extension Service

Coastal Carolina Council BSA Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy

Communities in Schools of the Charleston Area

Community Impact for Christ (at Old Fort Baptist Church)

Crisis Ministries Darkness to Light

Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center

Disabilities Foundation of Charleston County

Dorchester Habitat for Humanity

Dorchester Interfaith Outreach Ministries, Palmetto House

DREAM Center Clinic East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO)

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity

East Cooper Meals on Wheels Florence Crittenton Programs of S.C.

Gateway Open Arms HALOS Hands of Christ

Helping Hands of Goose Creek Honor Flight Lowcountry

Hope House Jacksonboro Community Center

Kids Care Life Management Center

LowCountry Animal Rescue Lowcountry Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Lowcountry Food Bank Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Inc.

Lowcountry Pregnancy Center Lutheran Hospice

Make a Wish Foundation of S.C. Meals on Wheels of St. Paul’s Parish

Metanoia My Sister’s House My Sister’s Smile/My Neighbor’s Smile

Operation Home Pattison’s DREAM Academy

Roscoe Reading Program Rural Mission Inc.

Shepherd’s Care Adult Respite South Carolina STRONG

St. Luke Lutheran Church, The ARK

Star Gospel Mission Summerville Miracle League

Teachers’ Supply Closet Tricounty Family Ministries

Trident Literacy Association Walk for Autism

Windwood Farm Home for Children