HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College softball team is back out in the Hartsville community, this time spending time at Carolina Kids. The team pays a visit every Tuesday to nonprofit organization that serves the Darlington County School District through programs like Kids Closets, which supplies kids with backpacks and school supplies, money for field trips, summer camps and summer enrichment activates and Hunger Busters, which provides weekend food bags to help feed children when they are home from school.
"I think it is important for the girls to see what kind of impact they can have right here in Hartsville," said head coach Travis McCall. "There is a need for them to give back and although many of them aren't from the area they can see how fortunate they really are."
The Cobras make the trip to Carolina Kids and aid with the prep work that is involved in making all the bagged meals for participating kids. They unload and prepare the food along with sorting through all clothes and food that comes in. Junior pitcher Tabitha Allen echoed the thoughts of her head coach when asked about how rewarding the experience was.
"I am in the schools a lot and see many of the children that receive meals from Carolina Kids, so it was really rewarding to help organize meals," said Allen, who is an education major. "It gave me a chance to give back to a program that I am very familiar with and that aids so many in need in our area."
Be sure to come out and show your support for the Coker softball team when they open the 2016 season on Saturday (Feb. 6) against St. Andrews.
About Carolina Kids
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing the basic necessities so many children go without in the Darlington County (SC) School District.
In 2006, Daphne and Abe Areephanthu began this special non-profit for Darlington County, SC school children. Our mission is to enhance the lives of less fortunate children by demonstrating hope and compassion by providing them basic necessities they too often lack.