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The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, in partnership with The Duke Endowment, has begun a second year of funding for Charleston-based Helping and Lending Outreach Support in its Kinship Care program. Halos serves families who are providing a home to young relatives so that foster care placement is not required.
Funds will be used for support staff, emergency funds for families and advocacy. Halos is eligible for a total three-year grant of just more than $1 million, based on the successful completion of its current funding goals.
Home Team BBQ is holding a monthlong fundraising campaign in March called Tacos and Tequila to benefit Hogs for the Cause. Proceeds from several special food and drink sales will support the nonprofit’s pediatric brain cancer research support.
The fifth annual Needtobreathe Classic golf tournament and fundraiser starts at 9 a.m. March 27 at the Daniel Island Club. Athletes and celebrities scheduled to participate include NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry, former South Carolina and NFL star Sterling Sharpe, pro golfer Russell Henley and former Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd.
The Walk for Autism fundraiser is 4-9 p.m. Thursday at Ghost Monkey Brewery in Mount Pleasant. Each beer sale will donate $1 to the Charleston Walk For Autism. Bac’n Me Crazy food truck will be on site and will also donate a percentage of sales.
The Head for the Cure 5K is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Feb. 25 at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant. Proceeds will benefit brain tumor research at the Medical University of South Carolina.