Kiawah Cares 2014-15 Annual Report - Page 3

WHO WE ARE Kiawah Cares is a community outreach program coordinated by the Kiawah Island Community Association. The initiative began in 2010 and formally launched in July 2012 as a coordinated way to establish community partnerships, give back to the community and to help improve the overall quality of life of our nearest neighbors on the Sea Islands. In 2014, the Kiawah Cares Foundation applied for, and received, 501(c)3 status. Our fiscal year is July 1 - June 30. Supported by Kiawah Island property owners, Kiawah Cares partners with service organizations, churches, schools and businesses on Johns and Wadmalaw islands to address social issues and to seek out opportunities to come together in a true spirit of community. Property owners, who are also members of the Kiawah Island Community Association, contribute time, knowledge and financial support, serving as volunteers, team leaders, mentors, advisors and sponsors in numerous opportunities throughout the community. WHO WE HELP Kiawah Cares focuses on helping our closest Sea Islands neighbors: Johns and Wadmalaw islands. Kiawah and Seabrook islands are blessed with resources. We cannot ignore the social issues experienced by our neighboring communities, who face the same struggles as many rural communities around the country. Kiawah Cares has created a unique community partnership model to open ongoing opportunities for caring, collaboration and fellowship. We join together as a community to create positive impact.