Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. Submissions should be sent to [email protected].
The ninth annual Charleston Basket Brigade, a Charleston-area nonprofit that supplies Thanksgiving dinners to local families in need, is set for Nov. 22. The goal this year is to raise $105,000 to feed 3,500 Charleston-area families. A donation of $30 feeds a family of six a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Darkness to Light, a Charleston-based nonprofit working to prevent child sexual abuse, has launched its Stewards of Children prevention toolkit software. The mobile app will equip adults with skills and resources to prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse.
The app includes videos, quizzes and links to resources, including how to report and seek help after a disclosure of sexual abuse has been made. The app content is based on and uses elements of the Darkness to Light training curriculum Stewards of Children. The app is available for iPhone and Android.
Charleston SUP Safaris is hosting the sixth annual Super Scary SUP race from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 29 to benefit the nonprofit Youth to Ocean. The stand-up paddleboard race starts at Charleston SUP Safaris and Flipper Finders, at 83 Center St. on Folly Beach.
Advance entry fee is $50 for the elite and recreation divisions and $25 for children 12 and younger and dog race entries. The $50 fee increases to $60 the day of the race. A silent auction, raffle and after-party at Surf Bar, 103 W. Cooper Ave. on Folly Beach, will be held.
Sea Island Habitat for Humanity will hold The House The Beer Built from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Barrel, 1859 Folly Road on James Island. The event, is a benefit for Heritage Oaks, a James Island neighborhood currently under construction. It includes craft beers from local breweries and music from Jump Castle Riot.
The Dorchester Two Educational Foundation is sponsoring The Big Obstacle Challenge from 8-11 a.m. Oct. 8 at the new Summers Corner development in Summerville. The event will raise money for the foundation’s Innovation Grants to fund learning opportunities for students in Dorchester District Two.
The Kickin’ Chicken raised $18,399 for Teachers’ Supply Closet, a Charleston-based nonprofit that provides teachers with free school supplies, during its August fundraising initiative at area Kickin’ Chicken restaurants.
New Belgium Brewing’s annual Clips Beer & Film Tour is coming to Marion Square at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. The free event features short films and a selection of small-batch beers; all proceeds from beer sales will go to Charleston Moves, a nonprofit that supports safe walking and biking in the Lowcountry.
Guests may bring chairs, blankets and food. Leashed dogs are allowed.
The Darling Oyster Bar is partnering with Chef Elliott Moss of Buxton Hall Barbecue in Asheville, N.C., for Roasted and Smoked, from 4-8 p.m. Nov. 12 at Geechie Boy Farm on Edisto Island. Tickets are $75 and include a Lowcountry oyster roast and pig pickin’, beer from Revelry Brewing Co. and live music by The Ramblers. Proceeds will go to the Edisto Island Preservation Alliance.