Alyssa D’Orazio (right), Community Relations Coordinator at MWV, presents Liz Mester (left), Director of Development at WINGS for kids, with a $5,000 check from the MeadWestVaco Foundation for its two North Charleston schools.
WINGS for kids began in 1996 in Charleston, S.C. It is the only U.S. organization focusing on teaching social and emotional skills to elementary kids in an after school setting. It currently serves 600 students across four schools in Charleston County (Memminger Elementary, Chicora Elementary, North Charleston Elementary and James Simons Elementary) and two schools in Fulton County, GA (Heritage and S.L. Lewis Elementary). Since it began, it has helped more than 3,100 kids soar. To learn more about WINGS for kids, visit www.wingsforkids.org or call 843-296-1667.