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Third Grade Reads for Philanthropy

December 14

Students present their donation to the Green Heart Project via Zoom.

Each year, CDS third graders participate in their annual Read-a-Thon in which friends and family sponsor the students to read over the course of a week. We are thrilled to share that this year the third grade raised a whopping $12,873.58! That means they will donate $1609.00 to each of eight charities. Below are the charities they are donating to throughout the year. The third graders have begun presenting their donations to these worthy recipients via Zoom. Well done, third grade! Click here to view a video of the S.C. Aquarium thanking the students for their generosity to the Seat Turtle Hospital with a plaque.

A sea turtle at the S.C. Aquarium visits with students during a Zoom call.


October – Scholarship Green Heart Project
November – Gratitude Meals on Wheels
December – Generosity Sea Turtle Hospital
January – Sportsmanship Camp Happy Days
February – Compassion 180 Place
March – Inclusion Habitat for Humanity
April – Perseverance MUSC Children’s Hospital
May – Empathy Low Country Orphan Relief

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