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Helping Out for July 14, 2021

Staff //July 14, 2021//

Helping Out for July 14, 2021

Staff //July 14, 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=Charleston Area Senior Citizens has received a grant of $4,485 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation. Funds will be used to support the Meals on Wheels program.

Trident United Way’s Young Leaders United donor network is hosting an online school supply drive that runs through Tuesday. For less than $16, an elementary student can be supplied with a backpack and about 15 essential supplies.

Crews Subaru and Subaru of America donated $86,561 to Lowcountry Food Bank. The donation will create more than 500,000 meals for those who struggle with hunger.

The check represents the proceeds from the Subaru of America and Feeding America 100 Million Meal campaign this spring and a Crews Subaru Matching Fund campaign.

The S.C. Wildlife Federation is launching a four-day virtual auction to support the nonprofit’s conservation and education programming. The Wild Summer Nights Online Auction goes live to the public at 8 a.m. Thursday and will end at 8 p.m. Sunday.

The online auction includes hunting and fishing trips, vacation packages, outdoor gear, wildlife art, specialty gifts and spa packages.

Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach has expanded its area of service coverage to those living in areas spanning downtown Charleston to Edisto Island.

The Johns Island location is serving those living in:

  • Johns Island: Zip code 29455
  • James Island: Zip code 29412
  • Wadmalaw Island: Zip code 29487
  • West Ashley: Zip code 29414 (outside of I-526)
  • Ravenel: Zip code 29470
  • Rantowles: Zip code 29470
  • Hollywood: Zip codes 29470 and 29449
  • Meggett: Zip code 29449
  • Adams Run: Zip code 29426
  • Jericho: Zip code 29426
  • Edisto: Zip code 29438

The Neighborhood House location is serving those living in:

  • Eastside of downtown Charleston: Zip codes 29403 and 29401
  • West Ashley: Zip code 29407 (inside of I-526)

Along with the demographic changes to the services, the organization has also modified the poverty guidelines to encompass more individuals and families from 150% to 250%.