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Helping Out for Nov. 4, 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.

Charleston Friends of the Library will host its last two pop-up book sales for the year. Funds will support library services, equipment, training, materials and public programming.  

A members’ pre-sale will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the new Bees Ferry West Ashley branch. A public sale will also take place 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the same location, with the first hour dedicated to senior shopping. The Mount Pleasant Regional branch will also host a sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 12, with the first hour dedicated to seniors.

Sales include books, DVDs and CDs with prices starting at $1 for paperbacks and $4 for hardback books. All attendees will be required to wear a mask.


The Children’s Center will host its 2020 online holiday auction from Nov. 30 to Dec. 14. All proceeds will support the nonprofit early education and childcare center.

Items will include golf packages, restaurant gift cards and closet organization consultations.


For the third consecutive year, Atlas Technologies Inc. will serve as the presenting sponsor for the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction. This year’s virtual event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at https://event.gives/Charleston.

The event will include auctions, a guest mixologist, magician, a live band and opportunities to engage with the area’s top chefs.


The Salvation Army and Trident United Way are partnering with Harris Teeter for the Round Up campaign, which invites shoppers to round up purchases to the nearest dollar. All proceeds will be equally split between The Salvation Army and Trident United Way.

The program runs through Nov. 17 at all 18 Harris Teeter Tri-County regional stores.


Mercedes-Benz Vans participated in Charleston Promise Neighborhood’s Virtual Family Science Night by hosting a virtual meeting from its production floor to elementary school students’ homes. Participants built balloon-powered cars with guidance from Mercedes-Benz Vans volunteers, while also learning real-world application of STEM education principles.

Participating schools included Chicora Elementary, Sanders-Clyde Elementary and Mary Ford Early Learning and Family Center.

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