December 8, 2014

Healthy Learners beneficiary of first place winner in $10,000 social media contest

The Central Carolina Community Foundation recently announced the top three winners of the #WhyIGiveSC Social Media Contest. The three winners received a total of $10,000 to donate to their favorite charities.

Tina Emerson was selected as the first place winner for her tweet, “I give to @HealthyLearners* because I want my children to see that there are always needs in the world greater than their own. #WhyIGiveSC.” Emmerson selected Healthy Learners to receive the winning $6,000 donation.

The #WhyIGiveSC Contest was the largest, most visible act of giving in the Central Carolina Community Foundation’s 30th anniversary initiative, 30 More Years of Giving. From November 3 to November 10, community members in the South Carolina Midlands were invited to post their reasons for giving on Twitter or through the foundation’s webpage. A jury of community volunteers judged more than 400 entries and selected the three winners with the most compelling reasons for giving back to their community.

The contest was designed to inspire everyone to give. All contest entries can be viewed at or using #WhyIGiveSC on Twitter.

Central Carolina Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization serving 11 counties in the South Carolina Midlands by distributing grants and scholarships and linking the resources of donors, nonprofits and area leaders to communities in need.

Healthy Learners is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

*Nonprofit names were concealed during the judging process

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