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.
Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center, a nonprofit that aims to prevent abuse, protect children and heal families, will now have the space to serve twice as many children and families a year with the reopening of its original King Street location. In August 2018, the center closed its downtown location at 1061 King St. for renovation and expansion and opened its second center at 677 Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant. With the reopening of the King Street facility, Dee Norton now has two locations operating at full capacity, allowing for space to serve 3,500 children annually.
The Gibbes Museum of Art partnered with Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense, to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens hosted the third annual Wishes in Bloom garden party benefiting Make-A-Wish South Carolina on May 19. The event raised a record of more than $170,000. With these funds, Make-A-Wish South Carolina will be able to grant approximately 22.5 wishes to children in the state battling critical illnesses.