More than 40 employees from Keller Williams Realty Mount Pleasant dedicated seven hours May 12 to volunteer at Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) as part of their Red Day of community service.
The crew completed a series of maintenance and landscaping tasks across CYDC’s 16-acre campus that included trimming shrubs and trees, clearing brush, stripping and repainting our Pavilion picnic tables and benches, power washing our pavilion and other campus buildings, replacing rotting wood in our Admin building entryway, cleaning gutters and more.
CYDC, a nonprofit serving child victims of abuse and neglect in the Tri-County area has only one full-time maintenance person on staff, and the agency relies on collaborations with local partners such as Keller Williams Mount Pleasant to achieve our mission of empowering and equipping the community’s most vulnerable children with a safe and nurturing environment.
Carolina Youth Development Center
Originally known as The Charleston Orphan House, CYDC, founded in 1790, was the first public orphanage in the United States. It has evolved into a private nonprofit, providing comprehensive care for abused, abandoned and neglected youth, assisting vulnerable families in the community with preventative services, and offering job readiness and life skills programs for our residential children, as well as youth in foster care in the community. CYDC’s services also include the local affiliate of the Big Brothers Big Sisters youth mentoring programs and the Callen-Lacey Center for Children’s shelter in Berkeley County.