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Helping Out for Nov. 27, 2019

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Charleston Halos is in need of volunteers next week to help with its holiday giving drive. Volunteers will help collect and organize donations and load the items into cars for the Halos families.

The drive provides holiday gifts for children in the Halos kinship care program, which places neglected or abused children in the care of relatives rather than the foster system.

Help is needed for multiple shifts and days. Volunteers can sign up online.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry will celebrate its official relaunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 with its Big Lowcountry Boil event.

More than 350 people are expected to attend the event at Holy City Brewing, at 4155 Dorchester Road in North Charleston. The event will include a traditional shrimp boil, draft beer from the brewery, a signature cocktail from Firefly Distillery, a silent auction, activities and live music by Lavish Sounds.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry.

The inaugural RebeccaFest will be held Dec. 12 at Riley Park to celebrate the life of Rebecca Veeck, who died in September from complications stemming from Batten disease. Veeck was the daughter of the Charleston RiverDogs’ former president and current executive Mike Veeck.

The event, from 6 to 9 p.m., will include family-friendly games, activities, live music and food. The event is free, and voluntary donations will go toward research into Batten disease.

Dress is casual and warm as the event will be held outdoors. Donations can be made day of the event or in advance. Attendees can RSVP on the Facebook event page.

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