Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Weekley Homes collected approximately $1,200 in school supplies for Communities In Schools of the Charleston Area during the company’s third CA+RE School Supplies Drive. The drive collected supplies from David Weekley Homes employees, homeowners and vendors during the drive, held in 18 cities across the country. The local drive benefited approximately 130 children.
The eighth annual Avondale 5K Run & Walk for Special Kids is scheduled for 8 a.m. Oct. 14, starting at 828 Savannah Highway. Triangle Char and Bar is hosting the After Race Party, and the event will include music, food and drinks. The race benefits The Charles Webb Center, a nonprofit day-care center that serves children who have developmental disabilities and special needs.
Race registration is $35, or $40 the day of the race. Non-participants can attend just the after-party for $20.
Touch A Truck and Pet Expo, a benefit for Sinbad-Sadie Second Chance Rescue, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at The Ponds in Summerville. The event will include vendors, food, games, a pet pageant and jump castles.
Tickets are $5.
Live 5 News and the Lowcountry S.C. Chapter of the American Red Cross partnered for the Together with Texas: Disaster Relief Telethon from noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 31. The telethon raised more than $100,900 for disaster relief for people affected by Hurricane Harvey.
A Community Resource Fair for Adolescents and their Caregivers is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at Practice Place in Mount Pleasant. The fair will include resources from local organizations about academics, physical fitness and mental health.
The event is free and open to the public; lunchtime refreshments will be provided.
The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is set to host Fam Jam, a free family festival, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The museum will turn Marion Square into a playscape including live music, entertainment and hands-on activities. All families who play with their children in Marion Square will also receive free admission to the children’s museum on Saturday.
Historic Charleston Foundation and The Slave Dwelling Project are set to host Beyond the Big House - Tour and Storytelling on Saturday, with tours of the Nathaniel Russell House Museum from 2 to 5 p.m. and tours at the Aiken-Rhett House Museum from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
The self-paced walking tours will include the back buildings and former work lots of Charleston’s private houses and slave dwellings.
Tickets are $35 for participants older than 12; $10 for children ages 6 to 12; free for children younger than 6.