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The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded Caritas grants for the spring 2018 grant cycle to organizations meeting fundamental needs of individuals and families living in poverty in South Carolina, according to a news release. In total, 50 organizations were awarded Caritas spring 2018 funding for a total of $152,558.
In the Lowcountry, the following organizations were awarded grants: Backpack Buddies Seabrook Island, Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic, Camp Happy Days, Charleston Area Senior Citizens Services, Charleston Jewish Federation, East Cooper Faith Network, East Cooper Meals on Wheels, Hands of Christ, Shifa Free Clinic, James Island Outreach, Lowcountry Furniture Bank, Lutheran Social Services of the Greater Charleston Area and Operation Sight.
Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails has partnered with the S.C. Aquarium’s Good Catch program. The Good Catch Program is an effort for restaurants to reach an overall goal of generating awareness and promote sustainable food consumption.
To meet the criteria of the initiative, Ms. Rose’s will not offer plastic bags or plastic foam to customers, paper straws are available by request only and the restaurant and kitchen will follow local recycling regulations. Ms. Rose’s also will offer reusable tableware for on-site dining and plastic flatware for to-go food by request only.
Joe Riley Park is set to host the second annual Salute to Service concert at 7 p.m. May 25. The concert will include a lineup of country artists, including Brothers Osborne, Chase Bryant and Logan Mize.
General admission is $30; active military tickets are $20; VIP tickets are $75. Proceeds will support Folds of Honor, an organization that provides educational scholarships for military families.
Switcheroo II raised $9,635 for Ben’s Friends, a food and beverage industry support group that aims to help professionals who struggle with substance abuse and addiction, on March 2 at Edmund’s Oast. During the event, bartenders were chefs for the night, while chefs were bartenders.
Home Team BBQ has partnered with local nonprofit Operation Home to host the organization’s annual Gimme Shelter event from 6 to 10 p.m. April 19 at the restaurant’s downtown location. Funds raised during the event will support Operation Home’s critical home repair, wheelchair ramp and heat and cold relief programs throughout the Lowcountry.
Tickets are $75 per person.
The sixth annual Needtobreathe Classic set for April 23 at the Daniel Island Club has sold out. The annual charity event has raises funds for OneWorld Health, a Charleston nonprofit that aims to empower communities around the world to achieve long-term improvements in health and quality of life.
The Bands of Wando Foundation is set to host its Fundraising Gala from 7 to 11 p.m. May 4 at the Omar Shrine Convention Center in Mount Pleasant. The event will include live entertainment by The Robert Lewis Jazz Quintet, a live auction, a cash bar and catering by Charleston Bay Gourmet.
Tickets are $100 each, or sponsorships are available from $250 to $1,000. The goal is to raise $35,000 to cover costs of various needs for the Wando High School Band as well as the middle school bands at Cario, Laing and Moultrie.
My Sister’s House is set to host the second annual Driving to End Domestic Violence golf tournament at 8 a.m. Monday at Coosaw Creek Country Club.