Charleston, SC – This month The Kickin’ Chicken presented the Teachers’ Supply Closet with a check totaling $18,399. Teachers’ Supply Closet (TSC) is a Charleston based, nonprofit organization that provides teachers with free school supplies needed for their classrooms that they would otherwise have to purchase out of pocket.
This donation was the direct result of a fundraising initiative by The Kickin’ Chicken during the month of August. Kickin’ Chicken customers were encouraged to purchase paper “chicken heads” to donate either $1, $5 or $10 to the cause. Within a month, the “chicken head” sales raised over $14k and ownership matched the top selling store at $4,301 — bringing the total to $18k+, about $9k more than last year.
“It has been wonderful opportunity to work with The Kickin’ Chicken over these past few years, “said Lynette Duggins Thomas, Executive Director at Teachers’ Supply Closet. “Their generous donation will allow us to purchase crayons, markers, composition books — all the supplies that we need in order to continue to serve the teachers at the 46 schools that we work with in the Tri-County area.
The Kickin’ Chicken invited their top 10 “Chicken Head” sellers to the TSC Golf Tournament at Stono Ferry on Friday, September 16. The Kickin’ Chicken Food Truck was present, serving lunch to tournament participants. While there, Kickin’ Chicken presented the Teachers’ Supply Closet staff and board with the check for $18,399. This is the 5th year that Kickin’ Chicken has directly supported the Teachers’ Supply Closet and the donations generated have grown significantly larger each year.