Spring 2022 Newsletter
After almost two years, UPLIFT is back in person, and we are loving it! Following CDC guidelines and listening to the wishes of our families, we made the decision to resume in-person events in December. So far, we have bowled at The Alley, gone Crabbing with Tia, and created mini masterpieces at the Isle of Palms Exchange Club. As we welcome Spring 2022 with its buzzing energy and promise of warmer days ahead, we do so with grateful and joyful hearts. The last two years have been difficult for all of us, but this Spring brings a hope and a lightness that we have needed. We can’t wait to enjoy what this new season will bring. With gratitude, Anna Lonon
Thank You to Our Donors and Community Sponsors
Iced Out! A Cold and Successful February
TLF was awarded the Jeff Cook Cares Grant of $2,500 at the February Stingrays event. We are honored to receive this grant for our families, and loved getting on the ice, too!
Our Chi Omega friends at College of Charleston raised $2,000 for us at their February Polar Plunge at Isle of Palms. CofC’s amazing, passionate students have been supporters, donors, and volunteers for our organization since our inception. We value our relationship with CofC and all our student philanthropists! Go Cougars!
Fundraisers and Community Events: Mark Your Calendars
Want to support The Lonon Foundation? Check out these upcoming events in our community.
Garage 75% Night - April 8; 6-8 PM - Join us at Garage 75 on James Island for delicious food and games! A percentage of the proceeds from that night will go towards our UPLIFT families!
The Blood Connection - Blood Drive @ College of Charleston - April 20; 10 AM-3 PM - TLF is partnering with The Blood Connection again to provide blood for our community! Visit thebloodconnection.org/cofc to sign up!
Kendra Scott Giveback Event - April 29; 4-6 PM - Shop in stores and online! Enter code “GIVEBACK-BMGMN” in your cart or at checkout on kendrascott.com and 20% of your purchases will benefit The Lonon Foundation
Haygood/Grady Tennis Tournament - May 5-8 - To register to play, sponsor a court, or attend the dinner/silent auction, visit www.haygoodgrady.com
To help our families who have recently lost a parent or caregiver to cancer, we have created a Counseling and Grief Resource handout. This handout provides a list of counseling and grief resources available in the Lowcountry, including group counseling, individual grief counseling, and other organizations.
Through our Michelle Somogyi Nemeth Mini Grant Program, TLF provides mini grants to help UPLIFT families afford counseling services. For more information, visit thelononfoundation.org/minigrant
UPLIFT Program Updates
Upcoming UPLIFT Events
Visit our event calendar to view our upcoming UPLIFT events.
April UPLIFT event: “UPLIFT Night at the RiverDogs!” Saturday April 16 at 6:05 PM