KSQ's Southeastern offices in Charleston and Charlotte have reached out to K12 schools and students in unique and impactful ways recently. Besides the NAWIC Block Kids LEGO competition, they have improved technology in Brunswick County Schools, and donated supplies to schools throughout North Carolina and flood stricken districts in South Carolina. We raised over $1,600 to help students and schools in South Carolina replace necessary school supplies after historic floods throughout the state. KSQ matched staff donations and Principal Mark Clancy (based in our Charleston, SC, office) and Architectural Intern Kathryn Nicholson (a South Carolina native) delivered donations to the schools, including Sumter School District:
"A number of our students and employees were severely impacted by recent flooding, and your generosity truly touched their hearts in ways you cannot possible imagine." - Shelly Galloway, Public Information Coordinator, Sumter School DistrictOur hearts were touched too. Just look at these sweet faces: Recently the Charlotte office has found itself with an abundance of supplies, and KSQ'ers were quick with ideas with what to do with them; help schools. Over 30 PC monitors were donated to Brunswick County School, providing the school with $3,000 in new technology. Brad Huntley in the KSQ Charlotte office coordinated new monitors for staff and helped coordinate the donation of the existing monitors to the school. Melinda Vasconcellos provided East Union Middle School and Wingate Elementary School with over 100 3-ring binders for teachers and students. The best part? KSQ Southeast isn't finished yet. Principal Michael Rogers will be at Union County's Career Day speaking to 3rd-5th graders on March 15th and will discuss and encourage STEM careers. Principal Mark Clancy will be speaking to students on Catholic Architecture and the architecture profession at Bishop England High School's Career Day on April 6th. Mark also told some of those sweet faces in South Carolina K12 schools he'd be back to host KSQ's original LEGO Building Block program, so stay tuned.