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Helping Out for Oct. 26, 2016

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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 Coastal Cupboard, in the Belle Hall Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant, is holding its semiannual charity knife sharpening event Nov. 3-6 to benefit the Charleston Basket Brigade, which supplies a traditional Thanksgiving meal to local families in need. Professional knife sharpening is $1 per knife and all proceeds go toward the store’s goal of raising $5,000.

The Charleston Basket Brigade 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.

The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place has raised $46,000 to support the I Will Reflect campaign to fund research and raise awareness about prevention of skin cancer.

Daniel Island Grille is giving a $500 scholarship to one male student and one female student at Bishop England High School for the 2017-18 school year. The restaurant has changed the name of its most popular burger, the Western Burger, to the Bishop Burger to increase fundraising efforts.

Now through spring, $1 from every Bishop Burger sold will go toward the scholarship fund. Also, on “Double Down Nights,” $2 from every Bishop Burger sold after a home sporting event at Bishop England will go toward the fund.

The scholarship recipients will be chosen in April based on athletics, grades and community involvement. Anyone can nominate a student online. The scholarship can be used for textbooks, tuition, school supplies and more.

The Give Me Shelter Color 5K will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 10 at the Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex, at 418 Main St.

Proceeds from the event will support the Callen-Lacey Center for Children, an emergency shelter in Berkeley County serving abused and neglected children. Registration is $40 per person or $35 each for a team of three or more people and is available online.

Tanger Outlets Charleston is supporting efforts to end breast cancer during its Tanger PinkStyle campaign through Monday. The PinkStyle card or app are available for $5 and offer 25% off a single item once per day in participating stores. The campaign supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

The S.C. Community Loan Fund has been awarded $10 million to finance community facilities in rural census tracts in the state through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Facilities Relending Program. The organization will also receive a grant from the Uplift America Fund and a program-related investment from Bank of America as a guarantee on the loan.

Nonprofit organizations and government entities interested in securing funding for facilities projects are eligible to apply for financing. Learn more and register for funding online.

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