Boeing donating millions to keep Lowcountry children healthy

Boeing donating millions to keep Lowcountry children healthy

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Boeing is putting up big bucks to help kids in the Lowcountry.

The aerospace giant announced Tuesday morning it is making donations to the Lowcountry Food Bank and MUSC.

Boeing President and CEO of Commercial Airplanes Ray Conner says the company is giving $100,000 to the Lowcountry Food Bank.

The food bank's CEO says the money will be used to feed thousands of hungry children. Pat Walker says Boeing listened when told one in four children in the Lowcountry goes hungry every day.

Boeing also is donating $5 million to MUSC.

That money will be used to help fund construction of a new children's and women's hospital. MUSC says it needs to raise $100 million to build the hospital.

“Boeing and its South Carolina teammates are proud to present these investment grants to MUSC and the Lowcountry Food Bank and of the positive impact they will have on thousands of children in South Carolina,” said Ray Conner, president and chief executive officer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, who presented the grant on behalf of the company's teammates. “Overall childhood health, including proper nutrition and healthy eating habits at a young age, are vital for a child's physical and cognitive development, preparing them for success in school and life.”

"We are so pleased that our relationship with Boeing has resulted in this generous gift, and we are so grateful for their support and partnership," said David J. Cole, M.D., MUSC president. "Boeing is making a real impact when it comes to providing for the future of children's wellness in South Carolina and we cannot thank them enough for this incredible level of stewardship."

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