Countdown To Park Day
This year’s Park Day will be held on Oct. 22. The day will officially be know as “Park Day, A Day of Giving on Daniel Island.”
Associating giving with Park Day is not a new concept.Last year’s Park Day festival raised over $30,000 for over 30 non-profit organizations. The island was filled not only with island residents but with folks from all over the lowcountry. They participated in 35 different activities and events sponsored by over 35 different organization. Over 80 volunteers helped pull off the event.
This coming year’s event promises to hold as much fun as last year’s.
But the goal of Park Day is not just fun. It is also used as a forum to raise awareness and funds for the participating non-profit organizations.
Last year’s participating non-profit organizations that received money and/or exposure from Park Day included: Coastal Jack Russell Rescue, Daniel Island Dog Park, English Springer Rescue America, Inc. ESRA, Fly Ball, Grateful Goldens Rescue of the Lowcountry, Greyhound Pets of America – Charleston, Low Country Golden Retriever Rescue Resource, Lowcountry Lab Rescue, Lowcountry Open Land Trust, Philip Simmons Foundation, S.T.A.R., South Carolina Birds of Prey, South Carolina Shrimpers Association,
Cainhoy Elementary & Middle Schools, American Cancer Society, Camp Happy Days and Special Times, Christmas Commandos, Communities In Schools, Doc Williams SPCA, Gibbes Museum of Art, John Ancrum S.P.C.A., Keeper of the Wild, Komen Foundation, Lowcountry Food Bank, Operation Home,
PACT, Providence Baptist Church, Special Olympics, Trident Area Boys & Girls Club, United Methodist Relief Center, Wando-Huger Redevelopment Corp.,.
Readers and local businesses are encouraged to get involved in this year’s Park Day. It is a fun and exciting way to get involved in the community and to support some great organizations.
To get involved, you can contact island resident Jennifer Carrigan at 856-1363.