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Helping Out for Jan. 31, 2018

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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 dailyjournal@scbiznews.com.

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.

The event also kicks off ticket sales for the 2018 Charleston Beer Garden scheduled for May 19 at The Grove at Patriots Point. The festival proceeds benefit 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.

Tickets are $60 in advance and $65 at the door. The event benefits The Ark, an organization that provides services for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.


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.

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