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Helping Out for Jan. 20, 2021

Staff Report //January 20, 2021//

Helping Out for Jan. 20, 2021

Staff Report //January 20, 2021//

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Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. Submit your news using our online form.

 src=First Tee Greater Charleston has launched the Swing it Forward CHS initiative, which offers free rounds of golf at five area courses throughout the year for those under the age of 18. The movement is made possible by donors who wish to make the game more accessible to area youth.  

Partners that have helped covered the cost for free and unlimited golf play include Berkeley Country Club, Charleston Municipal Golf Course, Patriots Point Links, Wescott Golf Club and Wrenwoods Golf Course.

 src=Over a three-year period, Trident United Way’s partnership with Tri-County Reading by Third has boosted grade level reading improvement scores by an average of 24%, making it the most successful educational program in Trident United Way’s 76-year history.

The partnership included Trident United Way, Charleston County School District, Berkeley County School District, Dorchester School District Two and Dorchester District 4. The program consisted of specialized teacher training, which equipped them to quickly apply practices that increase and strengthen reading and language skills of their students.

The Alzheimer's Association is looking for volunteers to help with sponsorship, marketing and planning of the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event in November. Volunteers are asked to dedicate up to five hours a month.

Fetter Health Care Network is now hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinics in accordance with S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control guidelines. They are beginning with Phase 1 distribution to health care workers, persons age 70 or older, mission-critical government employees and long-term care facility residents and staff.

Fetter plans to distribute 500 vaccines on a first-come, first-serve basis. Updates can be found online.  

 src=From now through Feb. 13, customers can receive a free conventional oil change voucher when they donate 10 cans of food to one of the 17 Midas locations in Charleston and Columbia. Donations will benefit the Harvest Hope Food Bank.


The College of Charleston’s Women’s and Gender Studies program and its community advisory board are hosting the eighth annual Yes! I’m a Feminist virtual fundraiser event. Funds will support students in the program, through scholarships, conference travel grants and expanded research and study abroad opportunities.

The event is also a fundraiser for the Alison Piepmeier Scholarship, awarded annually to a full-time Women’s and Gender Studies major or minor student who is a campus-community activist and leader.

Motley Rice LLC has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the S.C. American Lung Association’s Lip Sync For Lungs Live Battle V, set for March 11. This is the fifth year that the company has supported the event as the presenting sponsor. Funds raised will support the association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, as well as its COVID-19 Action Initiative.