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Helping Out for Aug. 5, 2020

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Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. Submit your news using our online form.

The Patrick Family Foundation and Dominion Energy’s charitable foundation have each awarded $5,000 to the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina’s Own Your Life program.

The program provides personal independence and vocational rehabilitation training for adults who are blind, visually impaired, or have a progressive eye condition in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. Classes include assistive technology, Braille, educational webinars and occupational therapy. Training facilities are located in Charleston and Ladson and online.


Social Emotional Learning Alliance for South Carolina and SCETV are presenting an interactive webinar with Marc Brackett, founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University, at 10 a.m. today.

The two-hour virtual motivational keynote presentation and workshop will be broken down into two one-hour sessions: Permission to Feel: The Power of Emotional Intelligence to Achieve Well-Being and Success; and Strategies for Healthy Emotion Regulation During Uncertain Times.

Participants can register to attend via Zoom or watch live on the SEL4SC Facebook page.


Mindful Mornings is hosting a free virtual meetup at 10 a.m. Friday. Mindful Mornings Charleston is a monthly speaker series for people looking to change their community for the better. Participants will hear from a guest speaker and community leaders about how they create space for people of all backgrounds to connect with themselves and find their own purpose within their broader community.


The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Inc. is hosting Swing for the Symphony on Oct. 5. All proceeds from this golf event at the Country Club of Charleston will benefit the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and its music scholarships.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. for the event scheduled to begin at noon. Prizes will be awarded for hole-in-one, closest to the pin men, and closest to the pin women. The event also includes lunch, silent auction, reception and live music from members of the Charleston Symphony Brass. Cost is $400 per player, and that will increase after Sept. 1.

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League will also host its Tour of Homes on Kiawah Island Nov. 7. The event will include a car sponsorship, with the winner drawn at a special concert by members of the Charleston Symphony Brass in May 2021.


Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center was awarded $10,000 from the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund of Coastal Community Foundation. The grant will assist Dee Norton’s continued expansion of its telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic.

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