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Helping Out for June 28, 2017

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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

Trident United Way has named the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center, a nonprofit that works to help child abuse victims, its second annual Funded Partner of the Year.

Dee Norton has recently launched Above and Beyond: The Campaign to Help Children Soar, which it hopes will double the number of children it can serve by opening a second, full-service center with the capacity to treat 1,500 children each year.

Sol Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar has partnered with One80 Place for its Kitchen Karma program, a Sol initiative that raises money for local nonprofits. Sol will donate $1 from every featured item purchased to One80 Place, a nonprofit that works to end homelessness and hunger, for the next six weeks.

Sol also recently presented Kitchen Karma checks of $1,931 to Chase After A Cure and $1,462 to Birthdays for All.

The Glass Onion’s July Charity Tasting benefiting Charleston Friends of the Library is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 12. The event will include Blue Chair Bay Rum cocktails and snacks.

Tickets are $10, and $5 from every ticket sold will benefit Friends of the Library, which raises money for the Charleston County Public Library.

The 18th annual Charleston Animal Society Chili Cook Off & Oyster Roast is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Riverfront Park in North Charleston. There will be live music, a beer garden, cornhole and on-site adoptions. The funds raised during the event will go to Toby’s Fund, the medical fund for Charleston Animal Society.

Tickets are $25, or free for kids 10 and younger. Charleston Animal Society is seeking sponsors for the event.

The Avian Conservation Center’s annual fundraising gala, Wild at Wingswood, is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Center for Birds of Prey. The event will include encounters with the center’s collection of birds of prey from around the world. There will also be a raffle, silent auction items and a live auction.

Tickets are $135 and will go on sale in August. The reservation waitlist is open by calling 843-971-7474 or via email.

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