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Chapin Students Generate Ripples of Good Through Acts of Service

For nearly fifty years, Multiplying Good, a Greater Chapin Community Foundation grant recipient, has generated ripples of good by igniting and honoring public service passions. The organization serves teens ages 13-18 across South Carolina through the Students in Action (SIA) program. Through the SIA program, students learn about the issues facing their communities and develop tools to address these issues. Students participate in a research-based curriculum, annual leadership training conferences, and service projects while receiving meaningful help and support along the way.

In Chapin, the SIA Team at Spring Hill High School has continued to serve their community despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. With their two signature services projects canceled due to the pandemic, the students thought of new ways to help their community. The students implemented “Project Warm Hearts,” to benefit Palmetto Place Children and Youth Services. The project included a paper products drive that collected toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, paper towels, and more for the children’s shelter. In addition, the students also partnered with the school’s special education program in a Carnation Drive and brightened students’ and teachers’ days during a particularly challenging year.

The Greater Chapin Community Foundation’s grant allows Spring Hills’s SIA program to be free for students, allowing all students to have the opportunity to participate in the high-quality leadership development experience. Support from GCCF empowers Multiplying Good to continue to equip teens with leadership and life skills, helping them succeed now and in the future.