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GivingTuesday smashes goal: $161,000+ raised for 211 Helpline

In case you missed it, GivingTuesday became a three-day event and you delivered beyond our wildest hopes, raising more than $161,000 to support Trident United Way's 211 Helpline.

Thanks to a generous $50,000 pledge and massive community support, the D. Michael Wilson and Pam Wilson Trident United Way 211 $100K Challenge quickly grew into a $150,000 challenge, as the Wilsons pledged an additional $25,000.

Including the Wilsons' match, the total raised is an astounding $161,307!

Please click here or below for a video message from D. Michael Wilson and Pam Wilson.

Trident United Way's 211 Helpline is a vital community resource receiving more calls for assistance in 2021 than last year. Your help ensures this lifeline continues for our friends and neighbors.

Thank you for your commitment to our community and a special thank you to D. Michael Wilson and Pam Wilson for their leadership in philanthropy.

Trident United Way & GrowFood Carolina: helping kids & farmers

Trident United Way volunteers recently helped pack boxes to provide hope and nutrition for local school children.

The volunteers gathered at GrowFood Carolina’s downtown Charleston warehouse to fill up boxes with locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. From sweet potatoes to apples and collards, the fresh produce boxes go to local children at economically challenged schools across the Tri-County.

“It’s really all about supporting local agriculture and supporting local farmers to maintain and help support a healthy rural landscape,” said Anthony Mirisciotta, General Manager of GrowFood Carolina.

Trident United Way proudly supports the program with a grant of $133,490, which goes to provide nearly a dozen schools and Head Start locations 140,000 pounds of food. The investment is made possible with funding from the Duke Endowment to Healthy Tri-County coalition to support the Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas initiative.

 

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