For more than 70 years, The Beach Company has strongly supported nonprofit organizations that promote youth, education, arts and culture.
Last year, the company donated $1 million to help revitalize Colonial Lake Park. This particular park had not been renovated since it opened in the 1880s and was in need of major updates. The Charleston Parks Conservancy (CPC) and the City of Charleston raised $5.9 million for renovations, including a better way to manage water flowing between lake and the Ashley River.
Before the grand reopening, hundreds of CPC “Park Angels” planted 20,000 trees, bulbs and plants.
The Beach Company also teamed up with Memminger Elementary School to promote literacy through support and mentorship. So far, more than 15 employees are certified to work with kindergarten or first-grade students as Reading Partners program.
The Beach Company also teamed up with the school for its “Empathy for All” campaign addressing social-emotional learning. The Beach Company donated T-shirts so students and faculty could wear them to promote the campaign, and as a reminder to be the change in the world that they wish to see.
Finally, The Beach Company continued its partnership with Mother Emanuel AME Church to build a permanent memorial in honor of the nine victims of the 2015 tragedy. In the past year, The Beach Company has worked directly with church leaders and victims' family members to develop a memorial honoring the victims. The Beach Company also set up a fund to facilitate contributions from the community as well.