Local firefighters and News 2 team up for Lowcountry children

Carolina Children’s Charity (CCC) 29th Annual Mini Telethon from 11am – 6:30pm

CHARLESTON, SC – On Thursday, March 17th, WCBD News 2 will broadcast the Carolina Children’s Charity (CCC) 29th Annual Mini Telethon from 11am – 6:30pm. The phone bank with a live remote at Raising Canes in Mt. Pleasant will kick off during the Midday Show (11am to noon) and the phone bank will continue to take pledges on 843-849-5420 until the close of the Evening Broadcast.

The live evening remote will take place from the Kickin Chicken in Summerville. Help support CCC and our local firefighters in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester counties by donating to this year’s Boot Drive Campaign.

Firefighters are the heart of Carolina Children’s Charity and their ongoing support for the past 29 years has allowed the charity to carry out our mission to help Lowcountry children diagnosed with a birth defect or childhood disease. The mission is a tender and compassionate one as CCC is the answer for families when there is no one else to help. This unique local charity provides grants for items or services that are medically beneficial or medically necessary to the special children in our community. Each item or service requested requires the support of a medical doctor. With rising healthcare costs and a decrease in healthcare benefits, families request the charity’s help to assure the needs of their children can be met.

To make a donation to Carolina Children’s Charity call  843-849-5420 or visit www.carolinachildren.org or text CCC to 33923 *All Money Raised Here Stays Here and EVERY Dollar Makes a Difference in the Life of a Lowcountry Child*

Local Firefighters have already started to collect, but will be out in full force in the parking lots of local businesses and streets in all four counties served by the charity for the annual boot drive, Friday, March 11th through Sunday, March 20th. Please give your bills and change to support a good cause. Every penny, nickel, dime, quarter and dollar counts as all the money raised here stays here and every dollar makes a difference in the life of a Lowcountry child! There is no donation too small or too large as it all adds up.

The firefighter’s dedication to Carolina Children’s Charity is an inspiring testament to their sense of commitment to our community and our children. Our wonderful community has always supported the firefighter’s efforts as the charity is about local people helping local children. This is what makes our mission possible.

This year’s Mini Telethon will showcase local fire departments at remote locations and some of the families that we serve will share stories that will inspire you.  We will have a live phone bank during the March 17th broadcasts and throughout the day staffed by CCC Board members and volunteers to take your donations.  During these broadcasts, you will learn more about the charity.  Help make a difference in the life of a child right here in our community.  Don’t pass by a local firefighter without showing some support. Remember, All Money Raised Here Stays Here and every dollar makes a difference in the life of a lowcountry child!!!

Carolina Children’s Charity was organized in 1987. For more information, call Sonya Beale at (843) 737-1200 or visit www.carolinachildren.org.


Young boy with SMA receives help from Carolina Children’s Charity

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