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 Lowcountry Blessing Box Project partnered with I Heart Hungry Kids, Queen Street Hospitality Group and the Charleston Restaurant Foundation for Catch Up on Lunch, a fundraising effort to repay past due lunch debt for public school children in Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties. After raising more than $25,000, Catch Up on Lunch paid off the entire past due lunch debt for all students at Flowertown Elementary, Philip Simmons Elementary, CE Williams Middle School and Stiles Point Elementary. The effort paid $8,230.93 at Flowertown Elementary; $5,017.40 at Philip Simmons Elementary; $7,298.12 at CE Williams Middle School and $1,781.97 at Stiles Point Elementary.
LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air has selected Hope Acres Rescue and 9/11 Heroes Run as the April Give Back Grant winners, and Beyond Basic and Dorchester Paws have been selected as the May Give Back Grant winners. The Give Back Grant program was initiated in 2016 and the company donates a $500 grant each to two selected nonprofit organizations every month.
The seventh annual Oyster Roast and Chili Cook-Off presented by South Atlantic Bank is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 at Alhambra Hall. The event will benefit Florence Crittenton, a nonprofit that helps at-risk, young women and mothers in need.
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Members of the Charleston Apartment Association’s Next Gen committee volunteered to build a wheelchair ramp with Operation Home for a homeowner in North Charleston on June 13. Operation Home annually serves more than 450 families through critical home repair, wheelchair ramp, and heat and cold relief programs, according to a news release.
Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s Ryan White Wellness Center and Mitchell Hill Gallery are scheduled to host the 10th annual Art in the City from 6 to 8 p.m. June 28 at Redux Contemporary Art Center. Proceeds will directly benefit the Ryan White Wellness Center, a provider of low-to-no cost HIV and STI care.
The event will include an auction, a raffle, live performances, music by DJ Trevor D and hors d’oeuvres. Guests are encouraged to wear white attire.
Tickets are $20 per person. The cost of admission includes five raffle tickets, appetizers and an open bar.