Helping Out for Aug. 20, 2014

Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. Submissions should be sent to dailyjournal@scbiznews.com.

Tickets are now available for Migration to Memminger, the annual fundraising gala for the The Center for Birds of Prey, set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Memminger Auditorium. Attendees will be able to see up close the center’s collection of hawks, eagles, falcons, kites and owls. The event also will include live and silent auctions and food and drinks.

Tickets are $125 per person. They will be available online this weekend or can be reserved by calling 843-971-7474. Funds raised will support the center’s mission, which includes educational outreach, medical care for injured wild birds of prey and shore birds, and research and conservation initiatives.


Anika Hall (from left), muralist at Fresh Future Farm; Chris Welch, coordinator of culturally and linguistically appropriate services for Select Health; Sam Bellamy, community care connector; Maria Morales, senior bilingual customer service representative; Millicent Woods, disability advocacy coordinator; Celimar Maldonado, bilingual quality coordinator; and Jenkins, founder and executive director of Fresh Future Farm. (Photo/Mike Saia)

Anika Hall (from left), muralist at Fresh Future Farm; Chris Welch, coordinator of culturally and linguistically appropriate services for Select Health; Sam Bellamy, community care connector; Maria Morales, senior bilingual customer service representative; Millicent Woods, disability advocacy coordinator; Celimar Maldonado, bilingual quality coordinator; and Jenkins, founder and executive director of Fresh Future Farm. (Photo/Mike Saia)

Select Health of South Carolina’s Celebrations Committee hosted two education sessions titled “Get Veggucated: The Urban Agriculture Movement in Charleston” to explore how Germaine Jenkins’ Fresh Future Farm concept is addressing health, education and economic empowerment issues in North Charleston through commercial urban agriculture.

The July 17 events were organized by Chris Welch, coordinator of culturally and linguistically appropriate services at Select Health. In addition, Select Health gave $2,500 to the Fresh Future Farm, fulfilling 10% of the organization’s “Raisin Fresh Futures Campaign” goal.


On Monday, Colgate-Palmolive and Harris Teeter donated four Starlight Tablets to the MUSC Children’s Hospital, as well as other items on the hospital’s Starlight Wish List for its pediatric patients and their families.

Starlight Tablets are electronic devices that connect to an online community called the Starbright World and link to the company’s educational programming.

Starlight Wish List is a platform through which individuals and corporations can make online donations to hospitals, clinics, respite houses, hospices and camps to benefit pediatric patients.

The wish lists are part of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a global charity.

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