Coastal Carolina Mopars, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit car club in the Myrtle Beach area, has designated three local charities to donate 100% of profits to. So, that means that since Mopars at the Beach is run entirely by volunteers, every single penny above the cost of holding the series of events will be donated to a deserving charity. With that said, we wanted to use this page to tell you a little bit about the charities we have chosen.
Teach my People is a Christ-centered, academically focused after school and summer program that provides free services to ‘at-risk’ youth. Their program provides homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring in education and values, Bible studies, cultural enrichment activities, a college vision program, recreation life skills and hot nutritious meals. One thing that makes Teach My People unique is that they start with a new first grade class each year and will partner with the students and their families until they graduate from high school and then onto college. At graduation, students are offered a work-study scholarship to either Horry Georgetown Technical College or Coastal Carolina University. Watch “The Walk – the Teach My People Story” here.
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.
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.