Helping Out for June 23, 2021
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Trio Solutions Inc. will be participating in the 15th annual CreateAthon on Oct. 28-29. During the 24-hour event, they will provide free advertising and marketing services to different Lowcountry nonprofits.
Trio will be accepting applications from Lowcountry-based nonprofits beginning on Monday through Aug. 1. Applicants are required to fill out a written form and are encouraged to submit a 60-second video about why their organization should be selected.
Up to four nonprofits will be. An additional “People’s Choice” organization will also be chosen through Trio’s social media channels beginning Aug. 23. Selected organizations will be announced Sept. 8.
Selected organizations may receive services that include marketing and fundraising plans, logos, websites, postcards, banners, brand identity packages, website assessments and social media plans. Project scopes will vary based on the capacity of the Trio team, as well as the specific needs of the organizations.
Local businesses are encouraged to contribute by way of donating food, drinks or sponsoring decorations for the event.
The scholarship program was established by anonymous donors for African American students from Beaufort, Charleston and Jasper counties after the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting six years ago. The program is named after Rev. Pinckney, one of the nine victims, a former state senator and senior pastor of the church who cared deeply about education.
The scholarship program provides students with financial support, as well as regular supplemental programming throughout college to enhance their academic and professional development.
Students qualify to apply if they are accepted into and complete the Rev. Pinckney College Readiness Program, which begins working with students in their junior years of high school to help them prepare for, research, evaluate and ultimately select which college is right for them.