Chores for Heroes: 11 Year Old Raises Money, Buys Meals for Hospital Workers at East Cooper Medical Center

Staff Report From Charleston CEO

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

11-year-old Garrett Colby was assigned a “Chores for Heroes” project by his Mason Preparatory School 5th Grade Math Teacher Kerry Gannon.
 
For his project, Garret organized a fundraiser to sell banana bread and raise money to buy meals for healthcare workers at East Cooper Medical Center!  The young donor set a goal to buy meals for healthcare workers that may not intuitively come top-of-mind for recognition as a doctor or nurse would.
 
After selling banana bread in the Oyster Point neighborhood, Garrett took his proceeds to Publix to buy the lunch.  When the total for his order came up a little short, his neighbors on Red Tide Road made contributions to help Garrett’s plan become a reality.  
 
Garrett and his family delivered lunch to the Environmental Services Department at East Cooper Medical Center Friday.