CCU to hold fifth annual Trunk-or-Treat event to raise funds for Freedom Readers
Trunk-or-Treat is a family-friendly event hosted by the CCU Teaching Fellows program. There will be a food truck, Beach Monkeys, for all patrons at the event. There will also be donations collected at this year’s trunk-decorating competition for Freedom Readers, a local nonprofit organization.
Freedom Readers supports families in low-income areas by providing children with the opportunity to further their reading education by offering one-on-one literacy instruction and providing free books as well as an exciting learning environment.
“Last year’s Trunk-or-Treat brought in more than 200 families from around the Coastal community as well as from our partnering Horry County Schools,” said Macy Squires, a Teaching Fellow and Aynor, S.C., native who is helping to coordinate the event. “We already have 110 volunteers participating and about 45 trunks total. These trunks will be decorated with a variety of themes, and volunteers will hand out candy from each trunk.”
The South Carolina Teaching Fellows program is a scholarship program for qualified South Carolina high school students who wish to earn a degree in education and start their career as teachers in South Carolina’s public school system following college graduation. The program provides a $24,000 scholarship/loan over four years. CCU is one of 11 institutions in the state identified as a Teaching Fellows institution.
For more information about the event, email Squires at email@example.com.