Starting this week, an anonymous foundation in Georgetown, South Carolina, challenges you to help Georgetown County teachers and students! There are many creative projects waiting for funding in Georgetown, such as Can We Please Make Something Explode? and “Super”intendent Art Award Winners!.About Georgetown CountyGeorgetown, SC is the third oldest city in South Carolina, which dates back to colonial times. Georgetown is on the Atlantic coastline, and it has several rivers running through the county. Beachfronts and shorelines are quickly being developed, as tourists have quickly discovered the county’s beauty. You may recognize the names of the Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and DeBordieu communities.Why Helping Georgetown County MattersThe inland rural areas are thinly populated and somewhat impoverished. The majority of the school children in Georgetown County receive Free or Reduced Lunch and 24% of all children living in Georgetown County live below the poverty level. Despite the efforts of Georgetown County Schools to reduce the teacher-pupil ratio, there are many teachers who teach in high poverty schools and have basic resource needs like tables and printer ink.About The ChallengeOur friends in Georgetown County will be putting up a $35,000 "match offer" by funding Georgetown County classroom projects half-way. Your donations to Georgetown County classroom projects will “unlock” their match offer.Together, we can hopefully deliver $70,000 in classroom resources to Georgetown County classrooms this fall! You can click here to view Georgetown classroom requests with the matching offer.
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