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Caring Coins Foundation distributes $74,000 to nonprofit organizations

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:

  • American Red Cross -- $7,500
  • Boys & Girls Club Beaufort Teen Center -- $3,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton -- $3,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island -- $3,000
  • Disabled American Veterans -- $1,000
  • Family Promise of Beaufort County -- $2,500
  • Healing Haven Institute -- $2,000
  • Hope Haven of the Lowcountry -- $7,000
  • Island Recreation Center -- $5,000
  • Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry -- $6,000
  • Lowcountry Autism Foundation -- $3,000
  • Operation R&R -- $2,500
  • Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Lowcountry -- $3,000
  • Ronald McDonald House Care Mobile -- $6,000
  • Second Helpings -- $10,000
  • Volunteers in Medicine in Bluffton and Jasper County -- $6,800
  • YMCA of Beaufort County -- $3,000
  • 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.

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