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Helping Out for Sept. 25, 2019

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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 11th annual Undy 500, a self-guided charity ride organized by Palmetto Goodwill and Palmetto Warrior Connection to help raise awareness of veteran homelessness, collected close to 2,000 packages of socks, t-shirts and undergarments.

Funds raised at the Sept 15 event are being used to support Palmetto Warrior Connection programs that assist homeless veterans.

Additionally, the 140 motorcyclist participants were required to donate undergarments to be distributed during the Stand Down Against Veteran Homelessness event on Oct. 18, an event with the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.

In conjunction with the Ken Burns PBS program Country Music, the Charleston Area Senior Citizens’ Services Inc. senior center will host a music program on Charleston’s country music history.

S.C. Folk Heritage Award winner Roger Bellow will share vintage country music and historical information about the early country music scene in Charleston. The event, set for Sunday, will include a vintage country music listening session at 2 p.m. and a jam session from 4 to 5 p.m. Attendees can bring an instrument and join in the jam session.

Parking is at the Wentworth Garage behind the Grand Bohemian Hotel. Any donation of $6 or more will benefit Meals on Wheels of Charleston. 

Parker’s Kitchen made $10,000 in charitable donations at the grand openings of its new stores in Moncks Corner and Summerville.

The new convenience store donated $5,000 each from its Fueling the Community fund to Berkeley County School District and Dorchester School District Two.

The local chapter of the national nonprofit Our Community Listens will hold a free discussion and presentation titled “How to be a Better Listener: understanding body language and gaining new skills in communication” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Main Library in downtown Charleston

The talk will discuss how words are 10% of a message and nonverbal cues and tone constitute 90% of the message. Attendees will learn how to use five reflective listening skills to deepen understanding and help others feel heard.

Advance registration is requested. Questions can be sent by email.

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