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2 local charities make the 2015 Angels list

(Source: Christmas in April - Hartsville Facebook Page) (Source: Christmas in April - Hartsville Facebook Page)

MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) – The 20th Annual Scrooges and Angels list of 2015 were announced by South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond and charities in Hartsville and Murrells Inlet were named. 

Organizations that exemplify charitable giving in South Carolina can be honored as Angels. 

Toomey’s Kids, Inc., in Murrells Inlet, made the list having had 94.8 percent of its expenditures go toward their program services. Their primary function is to support the special needs children in Horry and Georgetown Counties school systems and is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) organization. Also a United Way partner, Toomey’s Kids, Inc. support special needs children with several different disabilities including, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, deaf, and blind. 

The organization helps support special needs children financially through the purchase of specialized classroom equipment and generalized disposable classroom supplies as requested by individual teachers. Social outings and educational field trips are also provided through the organization for both individual classes and for group activities. 

Hartsville Christmas In April Inc. made the list having 98.3 percent of its expenditures go toward their program services. The program aims to ensure all residents in Hartsville are warm, safe, and dry by providing home repairs to those in need. All money for materials is provided from donations and grants. The organization makes applications available in late January. 

For more information about Toomey’s Kids, Inc. visit toomeyskids.org and facebook.com/hartsvillecia for more information on Hartsville Christmas in April. 

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