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.
Lowcountry AIDS Services is set to host its first Pint of Hope event this year from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Charles Towne Fermentory in West Ashley. Charles Towne Fermentory will donate $1 from each pint sold to Lowcountry AIDS Services.
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. is scheduled to host the monthly Charity Day on Feb. 14. The event will benefit Wings for Kids, a nonprofit that aims to help at-risk kids succeed in school and life through social and emotional learning programs, and 25% of the proceeds of the day will be donated to the organization.
The eighth annual Dancing with the ARK’s Stars is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 10 at Eidson Gym at Pinewood Preparatory School. The event pairs locals with professional dancers from Ballroom Dance Charleston in a competition. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar and a silent auction.
Postpartum Support Charleston, a nonprofit that aims to eradicate the stigma surrounding perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, is scheduled to host the 15th annual Moms’ Run & Family Fun Day from 7 to 11 a.m. May 12 at the Medical University of South Carolina Health Stadium on Daniel Island.
Registration fees are $30 per adult; $35 for stroller registration; $20 for children 10 and under. Beginning April 27, prices will go up to $35 per adult; $40 for stroller and $25 for children. All runners can create a race team and raise additional money for Postpartum Support Charleston. Teams of 10 or more will receive a $5 discount.
The Lowcountry Parrot Head Club is scheduled to host the 14th Annual Mardi Crawl on Shem Creek from 1 to 6 p.m. Feb. 24. Over the past 13 years, this annual event has raised more than $125,000 for local charities, and this year, proceeds from the event will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of South Carolina, Pet Helpers and other local charitable organizations.
Registration is $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event. The price includes a short sleeve event t-shirt.
The Charleston Parks Conservancy is scheduled to host Pawdi Gras from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 11 in Hampton Park. Participants are invited to dress their pets in Mardi Gras-themed costumes for a chance to win a prize. Costume categories are best dressed puppy, best dressed senior and best dressed dog and human. The event will include pet vendors, demonstrations and New Orleans-inspired music and food.
Tickets are $10 each. Beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. No outside coolers are permitted. Dogs must be on a leash.