Young & Free South Carolina Fundraises for Water Missions International

April 24, 2012

Change for Change Campaign to raise money for a water purification system in Africa

N.CHARLESTON, SC – April 24, 2012 – Young & Free South Carolina,powered by South Carolina Federal Credit Union, has partnered again withWater Missions International to donate a clean water purificationsystem to a community in Africa.
Throughout the month of April, theChange for Change campaign targets the 25 and under crowd throughseveral fundraising initiatives:

  • Trivia Nights at Perfectly Franks in Summerville—April 12, 19, 26
  • Movies in Marion Square—April 27
  • Art Show at Mixson Barn in North Charleston—May 12

“Havingimmediate access to clean water is something that most of us take forgranted every day,” said Young & Free South Carolina SpokesterDarryl LaPlante. “I see this global crisis as a call to action for our generation to help make a difference.”

Lastyear, the Change for Change campaign raised $16,000 through communitydonations, art show fundraiser, text message campaign and South CarolinaFederal Credit Union branch fundraisers. Two other organizations—Waterfor Africa (an affiliate of Water for Life, International) andHands4others (H4O)—also partnered with Water Missions International toprovide safe water to a community on Lake Victoria. As a result, these organizations and Young & Free SC contributed $36,000 to Water Missions International. This donation provided a sustainable water system to the community of Musubi in Uganda.

The Young & Free team went to the village of Musubi to meet with the villagers who now have access to clean drinking water. For more details about Change for Change, visit


Pictured: Winners from the April 12 Trivia Night at Perfectly Franks celebrate with Young & Free Spokester Darryl LaPlante.

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