2022 Daniel Island Kids Young Philanthropist Contest

School may be nearly out of session, but there are still valuable lessons to be learned in the summer months, especially when it comes to giving back. The Daniel Island Kids Young Philanthropist Contest celebrates the concept of philanthropy while supporting several worthy causes. The campaign will run from now until August 26th. As part of the competition, youth are invited to raise money for a select group of non-profit organizations, with matching funds up to $5000 per charity to be donated by the Daniel Island Community Foundation. Fundraising efforts can include but are not limited to, lemonade stands, bake sales, balloon raffles, car washes, new “GoFundMe” pages, and more.

The DI Community Foundation works with both the Daniel Island School and the Philip Simmons Schools to encourage our youth to get involved in philanthropy. The schools both identified nonprofits they would like to focus on fundraising for in 2022 & a third charity was selected by the Resident Advisory Committee.

The Callen-Lacey Center for Children in Moncks Corner – is a residential group home and emergency shelter serving children in foster care who are victims of abuse or neglect.

Families Helping Families – a non-profit mobile food pantry based off of Clements Ferry Road and serves the Charleston and the tri-county areas helping veterans, children, and disabled men and women.

Berkeley County Animal Center – donations will help to ensure that the animals of Berkeley County receive necessary medical assistance, provide enrichment for the animals, foster supplies, spay and neuter, off-site events, general care, and make their time at the center a little more comfortable.

Proceeds from fundraising efforts throughout the year, including the proceeds from the Daniel Island Kids Young Philanthropists Contest, will be doubled up to $5,000 per non-profit organization when donated via the Daniel Island Community Foundation.

The top 3 young philanthropist who raises the most money through the summer (and donates via the Daniel Island Community Foundation) will win gift cards (details to follow).

How to Register for the Contest:

To register for the contest, please email Dani Stix at Danielle.Stix@dicommunity.org. Your email should include the following information:

  • Young Philanthropists’ First and Last Name
  • Young Philanthropists’ Age
  • The organization that the Philanthropist will be fundraising for (please pick one of the featured organizations above)
  • Fundraising Idea
  • Projected Start Date of Fundraising
  • Contest Ends on Friday, August, 26th.
    • All fundraising proceeds must be submitted to the POA office by Friday, August 26th.

Submission of Proceeds to Daniel Island Community Foundation:

  • Check: The contestant will bring one check to the Daniel Island POA office with the amount raised. The check should be made payable to The Matching Fund (Daniel Island’s 3rd party fundraising partner) with “Young Philanthropist Contest” written in the memo section.
  • Credit Card/Doante2It: The contestant will submit a donation in the amount raised to the organization’s Donate2It page (our 3rd party fundraising platform). Please be sure to include “Young Philanthropist Contest” in the memo of the donation.

Please do not submit fundraising proceeds until the end of the contest.

All proceeds must be in by Friday, August 26th for judging. An announcement will be made on Tuesday, August 30th with the three top Young DI Philanthropists!

Thank you for helping make a difference.

Happy Fundraising!