Whitney M Young Jr Service Award

Our foundation was honored to receive the Whitney M. Young Jr Service Award from the Indian Waters Council Boys Scouts of America today. This award is only possible because of every single person, donor/volunteer/partner, who has helped fulfill our mission.

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Impact of Literacy Program at Kelly Edwards Elementary School

Benchmark and intervention kits through the Fountas and Pinnell literacy system were purchased by Governor Haley and The Original Six Foundation for Kelly Edwards Elementary School.  Here’s a letter from Kelly Edwards Elementary School’s Reading Coach on the impact the kits will have on students.     “First, let me thank Governor Haley and The Original Six Foundation again […]

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Update from Barnwell 45 on New Literacy Program

Benchmark and intervention kits through the Fountas and Pinnell literacy system were purchased by Governor Haley and The Original Six Foundation for Barnwell Middle School and Barnwell High School.  Here’s an update from Barnwell 45’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction on the use of the kits during the first month of school for 2016-2017.   […]

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September’s Book for Reading Initiative in Dillon County

Dillon County Boys and Girls Youth Center picked up the first set of books provided by our foundation to launch their reading initiative this year at South Dillon Elementary School and Stewart Heights Elementary School. September’s book is Doc McStuffins Doctor’s Helper by Sheila Sweeny Higginson. Summary of book: The Doc is in, and this time she has a […]

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August 2016 Newsletter

The Mission of The Original Six Foundation is to serve as a catalyst for change by uniting public, private and civic leaders and resources to identify and address the challenging issues facing South Carolina’s communities in the areas of education, quality of life, and workforce readiness. See what we accomplished in August 2016.

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Back to School Celebration at Denmark Olar Middle School

In partnership with INNERSOLE, Governor Haley and The Original Six Foundation held a back to school celebration today at Denmark Olar Middle School and provided every student with a back pack full of school supplies and a new pair of sneakers. Media Coverage of the Event: WLTX ABC Columbia Times and Democrat Visit our gallery […]

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Sponsor Recap – First Annual Taste and Golf of South Carolina

Thank you to everyone who came out to our First Annual Taste and Golf of South Carolina. On Sunday, August 21, we celebrated an evening highlighting the work our foundation is doing. We enjoyed delicious dishes prepared by Seawell’s Catering made from ingredients grown or produced in the eight counties our foundation serves. On Monday, […]

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Excitement from Richard Carroll Elementary School for new After School Program

Richard Carroll Elementary School will benefit from a new after school program designed and funded through The Original Six Foundation and Innersole.  Here’s a quick note from their principal on the excitement they have for the upcoming program.   “Richard Carroll Elementary School in Bamberg, SC is very excited to be partnering with Governor Haley’s […]

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Grand Opening of The Meeting Place on Main

Governor Haley and The Original Six Foundation was proud to partner with Trinity Baptist Church in Union, SC to open The Meeting Place on Main. Thank you to our partners Cox Industries and Verizon. The center will be a welcoming place for residents who need assistance with learning skills, using technology, creating partnerships with local […]

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Robotics Program for Marlboro County

Today our staff had the distinct pleasure of delivering the much awaited robotic kits purchased through Lego Education for the 21st Century Learning Centers in Marlboro County.  It truly did feel like Christmas in July for the curriculum advisors who were on-site to receive the 33 boxes.  We are thrilled to offer such a great program […]

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Keeping Kids Entertained with Fall Activities

Kids need dedicated, creative, solid playtime each day that doesn’t include watching television or plopping down in front of a computer. Did you know that playtime actually helps adults relax too? And, an added bonus, there are a lot of ways you can bond with your child.  Fall is the perfect season for random outdoor […]

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Spotlight on WISTV

Watch our spotlight on WISTV with Judi Gatson talking about our Teacher Supply Drive benefitting teachers in our eight counties and a Shoe Drive with INNERSOLE to provide every second graders with a new pair of sneakers.

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Press Announcement of Teacher Supply Drive

We, INNERSOLE and The Original Six Foundation, are excited to invite you to watch our press conference to announce our statewide Teacher Supply Drive and shoe donations benefiting the eight counties we currently serve.

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Supplying Tools for Achievement

A first grade teacher at Bennettsville Primary School, Cait Clark, explains just how much she spends out of pocket each year for her classroom and then answers the very simple, but yet complex question of why?

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Highlight – “Can’t Is Not an Option” by Nikki Haley

Haley’s story, as told firsthand in this inspiring memoir, is a testament to the power of determination, faith, and family. It’s proof that the American Dream is still strong in the 21st century.

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Allendale, South Carolina Digital Billboard

Contributing article coming soon describing the impact the digital sign is having on increasing communication efforts for it’s residents. Thanks to Grace Outdoor for your coordination.

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Book Donation for Marian Wright Edelman Library

Director of the Marian Wright Edelman Library, Bobbie Grooms, writes to tell us how the 964 purchased books are being used and the impact they are having on youth literacy in Marlboro.

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Tips on Tax Deductible Contributions

Intuit Turbo Tax provides insight into tax deductible contributions via time, money, in-kind donations, and property. Nothing herein this article constitutes legal or tax advice.

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December 2014 Foundation Newsletter

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September 2014 Foundation Newsletter

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