Teach For America–South Carolina Announces Participation in Lowcountry Giving Day 2015

Online Fundraising Event Will Unite Donors, Nonprofits Across Coastal South Carolina on May 5

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Colleton, May 4, 2015—Teach For America–South Carolina announced today its participation in Lowcountry Giving Day 2015, a 24-hour online fundraising event sponsored by Coastal Community Foundation. Funds raised for Teach For America will help the organization to recruit, train, and support Teach For America teachers across the Palmetto State.

“We are excited to partner with Coastal Community Foundation to expand our online giving presence during this community giving day,” said Josh Bell, executive director of Teach For America–South Carolina. “Local support allows us to continue our efforts to provide excellent teachers for our students in high-need schools in the Lowcountry. We look forward to new and continued partnerships with individuals throughout the state.”

Teach For America–South Carolina is participating for the second time in this year’s event, alongside 180 nonprofits. Participation has nearly doubled from last year’s Lowcountry Giving Day, which raised over $4 million for communities across coastal South Carolina. Lowcountry Giving Day is part of Give Local America, a national day of local giving held in partnership with over 8,000 nonprofits and 80 community foundations nationwide. Because of this broad partnership, Give Local America 2015 is gearing up to be the largest fundraising event in U.S. history.

To contribute to Teach For America–South Carolina on Lowcountry Giving Day, visit this page on May 5. A full list of Lowcountry Giving Day participants is available here. Questions about other ways to support Teach For America–South Carolina through Lowcountry Giving Day can be directed to Samantha Ader at samantha.ader@teachforamerica.org or by phone at (843) 414-2920 ext. 67113. 

Teach For America has worked in South Carolina since 2011, partnering with 14 school districts across 12 counties. This year, 230 Teach For America corps members are reaching 14,500 students in high-need schools across the state.

Teach For America–South Carolina is an AmeriCorps program supported by United Way Association of South Carolina and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

About Teach For America
Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding college graduates and professionals to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. Today, 10,600 corps members are teaching in 50 urban and rural regions across the country while more than 37,000 alumni work across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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