Our Charities

Coastal Carolina Mopars, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit car club in the Myrtle Beach area, uses their annual event, Mopars at the Beach, to support local charities.  Each year, every single penny above the cost of holding the series of events is donated to deserving charities. In 2019, a total of $12,000 was donated to Quilts of Valor, Lowcountry Food Bank, and Teach My People. The prior four years of Mopars at the Beach generated donations totaling $33,800. For 2020, all proceeds will be donated to Quilts of Valor and Lowcountry Food Bank. With that said, we wanted to use this page to tell you a little bit about the charities we have chosen.

 

Quilts of Valor Foundation (Myrtle Beach Chapter)

The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. The foundation got its start in 2003 by founder, Catherine Roberts, whose son served in Iraq. She saw how war had touched her son and also saw quilts as a way of providing healing to those touched by war. She knew that the quilts had to be quality-made and must be an “award” rather than charity. She continued to develop and expand her model into what is today the Quilts of Valor Foundation, which has awarded over 180,000 quilts to deserving service members and veterans.

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photo: Raven Ostlind
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photo: Raven Ostlind
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photo: Raven Ostlind

 

Lowcountry Food Bank – Myrtle Beach

Lowcountry Food Bank aims to lead the fight against hunger throughout the 10 coastal counties of South Carolina. They are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and an equal opportunity provider. The Lowcountry Food Bank is a clearinghouse for donated food products that are distributed to a network of nearly 300 member agencies including soup kitchens, homeless shelters and emergency food pantries. The Lowcountry Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and is committed to educating the public about the problems of and solutions to domestic hunger as well as advocating on the behalf of the hungry in our community.

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