02/13/2019 CreateAthon, Make a Difference, Marketing and Public Relations

Nonprofits That Make Our Hearts Swell

February is American Heart Month and here at TRIO, we work with a number of nonprofit organizations that make our hearts swell. In fact, we’ve had the pleasure of working with more than 70 nonprofits since 2001! Here are just a few of the many organizations that we are so proud to partner with:

Gabe's Chemo DuckGabe’s Chemo Duck

A mother’s love for her child is what inspired this amazing nonprofit that gives huggable hope to children who have been diagnosed with cancer. Gabe’s Chemo Duck created an innovative and effective solution to help children feel like they have a friend that can help guide them through the scary, intimidating process of cancer treatment. We loved helping create their cheerful, child-friendly branding that makes their product even more accessible to children in the times that they need support the most; but most of all, we love helping them spread their message of love across the world.

Carolina Youth Development Center

Carolina Youth Development Center is a direct descendant of the Charleston Orphan House, America’s first publicly-funded orphanage. Today they serve more than 1,200 local youth each year. From prevention to transition, Carolina Youth Development Center helps orphans with the love and grace that they need to succeed.

Together SC

We love working with Together SC because of the love that they spread across nonprofits throughout South Carolina. From producing weekly eblasts to 700-person annual Summits, the work with which we help Together SC helps strengthen both of our relationships with nonprofit leaders, organizations and communities across the state of South Carolina. Our work together also advocates and promotes best practices, tools, resources and training for current and future nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.

Disabilities Board of Charleston County

We were so excited to help with Disabilities Board’s website and logo because we know what a difference they make in our community. By treating people with disabilities with dignity, respect and love, Disabilities Board helps people pursue their dreams and achieve their goals.

Beyond Basic

Why simply survive when you could thrive? That’s one of the guiding principles of Beyond Basic, a local organization that helps people with disabilities learn independent living skills that go beyond basic needs.

East Cooper Community Outreach

We are gearing up to help East Cooper Community Outreach celebrate 30 years of love for the community with an area-wide campaign that will help bring awareness to all that this amazing organization does East of the Cooper. With their mission statement of “Helping Neighbors Help Themselves,” ECCO treats all of our community members with the care and thoughtfulness that they deserve.

Blueprints Programs

Based in Colorado, Blueprints is the industry leader in identifying programs that produce successful outcomes for at-risk youth and adults. We love helping them create an outstanding conference that helps community practitioners better understand and implement evidence-based programs for families around the world.

Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

This foundation supports land conservation, artistic vitality and regional collections for the Lowcountry and Chicago. The Donnelley family firmly believed that land, arts and collections reveal who we are as a people in our past, present and future. Playing a part to help them make a lasting difference on our community’s cultural impact is definitely speaking our love language.

Youth Empowerment Services

Nothing says love like loving yourself! That’s the message Youth Empowerment Services spreads at their largest event of the year, the annual Dream Girls Conference. By empowering middle and high-school girls through equipping them with what they need to make wise decisions, they aim to enhance the girls’ mental, social, spiritual, physical and emotional well-being. Can we get an Amen?

Project Okurase

Project Okurase collaborates with the village of Okurase in Ghana to focus on helping women, orphans and vulnerable children through cultural exchange, economic self-sufficiency, education and technology, health and nutrition, the Nkabom Centre and water and sanitation. This year, we are honored to create an integrated marketing campaign for The Door of Return, a 10-day guided experience from Charleston to Ghana in remembrance of the 400-year anniversary since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to America in 1619.


Since 2007, we’ve stayed up for 24 hours straight once a year working on more than 150 pro-bono projects that benefit nonprofits in our region. We love being able to give back by helping out our fellow community members in such a fun and impactful way! If your nonprofit is interested in being a recipient, learn more about this amazing event.



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