Pardue Children in Need Fund
With its noble mission statement of "Providing Joy to Kids with Little Joy in Their Lives," the Pardue Children in Need Fund, in association with The Waccamaw Community Foundation, has brightened the lives of hundreds of young people in The Grand Strand of South Carolina and Augusta, Georgia.
Through numerous fundraising events including its annual Christmas Child Golf Tournament and its January Charity Concert Event, all proceeds benefit children (180) housed at Lighthouse Care Center of Conway, Lighthouse Care Centers of Augusta, Georgia and Sea Coast Academy in Surfside Beach, SC. As the foundation continues to grow its goal is to one day bring joy to kids in all eight Lighthouse facilities in South Carolina as well.
FFunds raised provide activities including a trip to Carowinds Amusement Park, monthly visits to a local movie theatre, and through the generous help of the great people at Alabama Theatre, an annual Christmas Show at the acclaimed venue. Additionally, children are presented with a new pair of sneakers, of their own choosing, as a Christmas gift.
"Lighthouse Care Centers do amazing work with children helping them get on the right path to succeed in life. We're honored to assist them in bringing joy and hope to so many young people," says Claude Pardue.