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February 01 2012


Who’s Your Green Hero?

Giving back is a way of life for some people. You know them. You hang out with them. Some of them are your neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family. They don’t drive Bentlys, have golden parachutes, or wear Armani. Instead, they quietly go about making our communities better places to live.

In Charleston, and especially in our sustainability scene, there are hundreds if not thousands of volunteers who are making a difference every day. They teach your kids at the South Carolina Aquarium, clean-up our beaches with the Coastal Conservation League, and help protect our rivers and marshes with Charleston Waterkeeper. Why – because they have heart.

Does this sound like someone you know? If so, now’s your chance to help. The CTK Foundation “Heroes with a Heart” Grant Award asks YOU to nominate a “Hero with a Heart,” and give them a chance to win $5,000 – a simple thanks for the hard work that they do.

Here’s an overview of awards the CTK Foundation will offer and details on how you can nominate your Hero:

  • $15,000 for Three Heroes One Hero with a Heart from each of the three categories of Health and Human Social Service, Animal Rights and Environmental Protection and Arts and Literacy will be awarded $5,000 USD and a professionally produced video about their affiliated nonprofit for use in public awareness or education.
  • $1,500 for One Hero The CTK Foundation will also be offering a $1,500 (USD) President’s Choice Award (the Susan Lee Winter Grant Award) for an individual working to provide creative and innovative approaches to HIV/AIDS education or prevention.
  • Blogger’s Choice Award Lastly, there will be a Blogger’s Choice Award of $1,000 (USD). The CTK Foundation will choose a blogger (hopefully me) who will hand-pick one winner from any category.

Applications for all Heroes with a Heart grant awards open on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 and close Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at midnight. Finalists will appear on the CTK Facebook page for public voting during April and winners will be announced on May 1, 2012. This award is open to registered nonprofits or charities of all types and sizes, worldwide.

What should you do?

It’s pretty easy. Go to www.communitytech.net/foundation to nominate your Hero with a Heart today! This simple action could make a real impact not only at a local nonprofit, but in our community as a whole. Remember, “You can’t go through life with two catchers mitts on – every now and then, you’ve got to throw something back.”

November 12 2009


Local Green Nonprofits to Support on National Philanthropy Day

Today is National Philanthropy Day, so I thought this would be a great chance to call attention to the amazing green nonprofits that serve our local community. Whether you give your time, energy, or money to these organizations, you’re helping to keep our local community sustainable, clean, green, and efficient. Please take the time today to consider making a donation or committing to volunteering with one of these fine local nonprofits:

Happy dogooding everyone!

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