Fundraiser nets nearly $50,000 for local schools and charities

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Fundraising efforts by the Charleston Restaurant Association will result in a donation of nearly $50,000 to a number of local schools and charities.

The Charleston Restaurant Foundation, Inc. will present checks to their educational partners and charities on February 5. Officials say five schools will receive $1,500 scholarships, with multiple charities receiving $5,000.

The presentation will be held on February 5 at 5 p.m. at Southerly Restaurant and Patio in Mt. Pleasant.

The money was raised through fundraising efforts by the Charleston Restaurant Association, including events like the Lowcountry Oyster Festival and the Southern Living Taste of Charleston.

Benefiting schools and charities include The Art Institute of Charleston, Culinary Institute of Charleston, College of Charleston, Ronald McDonald House, and the Hollings Cancer Center.

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