Business Briefs - February 18, 2016
Student Transportation of America Named Presenting Sponsor of JDRF One Walk on Daniel Island
Student Transportation of America (STA), a subsidiary of Student Transportation Inc., North America’s largest independent and most trusted provider of student transportation services with its Southeast Region office on Daniel Island, has been named the presenting sponsor of the 2016 Charleston JDRF One Walk taking place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, at Smythe Park on Daniel Island. “We are thrilled to be part of this great cause and event as the presenting sponsor,” said Denis Gallagher, CEO of STA and Charleston resident. “STA is committed to helping JDRF focus on their single goal of creating a world without Type 1 Diabetes. This charitable event is one of many that we support in the U.S. and Canada and complements the work we do with our own Education Foundation to improve the lives of children in the communities we serve. We are excited about this year’s partnership with JDRF One Walk and will do our part to turn Type 1 into Type None.” Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas loses the ability to produce insulin — a hormone essential to turning food into energy. It strikes both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. It requires constant carbohydrate counting, blood-glucose testing, and lifelong dependence on injected insulin. With T1D there are no days off, and there is no cure. Each year, JDRF One Walk brings together more than 900,000 people who raise funds for life-changing T1D research. This success is only possible because of the support, commitment, and strength of the community. For information on the upcoming JDRF One Walk in Charleston on Daniel Island, please contact Paige Kuehmeier at 843.327.8007.
Charleston women purge closets, earn cash, and give back to charity
Ladies, it’s time to turn your closet clutter into cash and give back to an awesome cause! It’s the 5th semi-annual upscale women’s consignment sale event, the Charleston Style Exchange! You can make money selling your new and gently worn clothes you no longer need and shop the closets of other women for a fraction of retail prices and give back to a local charity. The event is FREE and open to the public on March 17-19, 2016 at the Belle Hall Plantation Clubhouse in Mt. Pleasant. Fashionistas will see hot list labels like Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Lilly Pulitzer, St. John, Stella McCartney, Trina Turk, Coach, and many more! VIP shopping before the doors are open to the public is available for volunteers, consignors, military and education professionals, and through the purchase of charity tickets. Consignors can earn 65-75% of their total sales, get a VIP shopping pass, and help out a local charity, but registration is limited, so hurry! CSE will be donating the unsold items to East Cooper Community Outreach, for consignors who choose to donate. All of the proceeds from VIP charity ticket sales will also go to the non-profit. ECCO provides more than 4,500 families per year with emergency assistance by providing food, clothing, household items, job training and skills, and much more.