The Caring Coins Foundation has distributed $74,000 among various nonprofit organizations in Beaufort County.
The money comes from Hargray Communications customers who voluntarily round up the dollar amount of their monthly bill. The spare "change" collected is disbursed quarterly by an independent board of directors and the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, according to the Caring Coins website.
The nonprofit organizations receiving grants Monday are:
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Since its inception in 2003, Caring Coins reports it has distributed $1.7 million to local charities. The average participant pays $5.78 a year, according to the foundation.