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Helping Out for Aug. 23, 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

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, a shop completely run by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is set to open in October at 159 Church St. The original shop opened in January 2016 in Wilmington, N.C.

The Green Heart Project, a nonprofit organization that builds school gardens and farm-to-school programs in the Charleston area, will receive 5% of net sales from Whole Foods Market on Aug. 31.

The event is in conjunction with the Green Heart Project’s back-to-school fundraising campaign to support their recent expansion into nine schools and the doubling of their garden education programming that will reach more than 2,500 students this year.

The Commonwealth Cares Foundation is scheduled to host the 2018 Needtobreathe Classic charity golf tournament on April 23 at the Daniel Island Club. The annual charity event has raised more than $1 million for OneWorld Health, a nonprofit that works to bring sustainable, quality health care to developing communities in Central America and Africa.

The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services, is set to host a two-day leaders class for the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13. This training certifies individuals to co-lead the six-week class series.

The Powerful Tools for Caregivers series is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend who has a chronic illness.

The leader training includes:

  • Scripted curriculum for the caregivers of adults with chronic conditions and the caregivers of children with special needs.
  • Intensive, experiential and interactive training provided by a team of certified Powerful Tools for Caregivers.
  • Learning and practicing group leadership and facilitation skills.
  • DVDs used in caregiver classes.
  • One-time certification fee.

The course is $325. To sign up for training, fill out the registration form or call 843-832-2375. 

The nonprofit organization Bert’s Big Adventure is accepting applications and nominations for an all-expenses-paid, five-day trip to Walt Disney World for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. To qualify, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12, be diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness, and have never been to Walt Disney World.

All applications must be submitted by Sept. 8.

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