Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. ATTENTION: Submissions should now be made using our online form.
The Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital is partnering with 12 Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants throughout the Charleston area for the ninth annual March Month of Giving campaign. During March, customers can donate to MUSC Children’s Hospital at participating Jersey Mike’s restaurants.
And on March 27, Jersey Mike’s will give 100% of the day’s sales to MUSC Children’s Hospital.
This is the second time American Airlines has donated $25,000 in support of the program, which teaches students in a realistic air traffic control center designed to train future commercial aviators.
The Lowcountry Blessing Box Project, I Heart Hungry Kids, Queen Street Hospitality Group and the Charleston Restaurant Foundation have partnered to launch Catch Up on Lunch, a nonprofit initiative to pay past-due lunch debt for children in public schools in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.
Catch Up on Lunch will host spirit nights at local restaurants to donate portions of the night’s profits to the cause, and it will use a coordinated social media campaign to solicit donations. School administrators are encouraged to apply for funds by April 1.
Toadfish Outfitters, which sells coastal kitchen collections and inshore fishing rods, donated more than $50,000 to coastal oyster restoration projects in their second year of operation, according to a news release. Founder Casey Davidson has committed to planting 10 square feet of oyster habitat for every product purchased to help keep coastal waters clean.
The S.C. Aquarium, Lilly Pulitzer and Wild Dunes Resort are holding Lilly Loves Loggerheads, a fashion show to benefit the S.C. Aquarium Sea Turtle Care Center, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. March 28 at The Citadel Beach Club.
The event will include the Lilly Pulitzer 2019 Spring collection fashion show, live music and pampering services. There will also be refreshments and a Lilly Pulitzer swag bag.
Tickets are $75.
Bishop Gadsden has awarded more than $230,000 to area charities:
- The Lowcountry Food Bank received $38,000
- Sea Island Habitat for Humanity received $38,000
- Turning Leaf Project received $38,000
- Vantage Point Foundation received $109,000
- Reading Partners received $2,600
- Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary received $2,030
- James Island Outreach received $3,275
- S.C. Alzheimer’s Association received $2,225
- Charleston Area Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels received $1,030.
Ashley Gardens, an Alzheimer’s special care center, has partnered with Salty Mike’s Deck Bar to host an oyster roast fundraiser for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The oyster roast is scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Salty Mike’s Deck Bar.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online or in person at Ashley Gardens.
The 45th annual (and final) Whale of a Sale, a garage sale and fundraiser held by the Junior League of Charleston, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Pinepoint Plaza shopping center. The event is free and open to the public.