Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. Submissions can be made online.
Tiger Lily florist raised more than $1,000 during its May Charity in Bloom program. Throughout the month, 15% of the proceeds from a designated arrangement were donated to Gina Applebee, a blind doctoral student raising money to build a tiny house so she can live independently for the first time.
Applebee partnered with I Got Legs, an organization that aims to improve the lives of people who have disabilities, to help her achieve her $30,000 fundraising goal. The Charity in Bloom program raised $1,485.60.
The Patriots Point education department has partnered with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ S.C. Oyster Restoration and Enhancement Program to host an oyster reef build from 7:30 to 10 a.m. June 21. Attendees will help restore the S.C. coastline.
Email Hannah Giddens, Patriots Point’s science program coordinator, to sign up. Participants will receive more information regarding logistics, appropriate attire and a confirmed scheduled once they are registered.
Origin SC is holding the following Family Violence Intervention training seminars, all scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4925 LaCross Road in North Charleston. Tickets for each are $60, or $45 for students:
- Digital Technology’s Impact on Domestic Violence, July 20. This training seminar aims to provide real-world approaches for educating survivors of domestic violence and identifying online resources to halt the use of digital technology as a tool of abuse. Tickets are available online.
- Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ Community, July 13. This session will review who LGBTQ survivors are, including prevalence and victimization data. An exploration of common barriers LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence face. Tickets are available online.
- Ethical Guidelines for Treatment of Domestic Violence, July 27. This training will aim to increase social work professionals’ knowledge base about ethical theories, principles and the application of these principles to social work practice. Tickets are available online.
- Vicarious Trauma and Resilience & Workplace Violence, Aug. 10. This training aims to expand health and mental health professionals’ abilities to identify and understand countertransference reactions common in work with trauma survivors; the causes and signs of burnout and compassion fatigue; and factors contributing to vicarious trauma and resilience. Tickets are available online.