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Helping Out for Aug. 29, 2018

Staff Report //August 29, 2018//

Helping Out for Aug. 29, 2018

Staff Report //August 29, 2018//

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Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area.

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David Weekley Homes hosted its fourth, companywide Care School Supplies Drive in 17 cities across the country. In Charleston, school supplies were collected for Communities in Schools, an organization that aims to help children achieve success through continued education. The organization provides tutoring, mentoring and various student support programs to nearly 10,000 students in 19 Charleston and Berkeley County schools.

Approximately $4,000 in supplies were collected from homeowners, vendors, real estate agents and business partners during the drive. This donation provided 400 students with the supplies for the school year. The organization also received a $1,000 grant from The David Weekley Family Foundation.

AT&T has donated $5,000 to the USS Yorktown Foundation for scholarships to provide underserved students with opportunities to experience STEM-based educational programs aboard the USS Yorktown. The AT&T donation will provide the chance for up to 500 underserved students to visit Patriots Point.

The Charleston Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is set to mark the end of #StrawlessSummer with a screening of documentary Straws at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Tides Hotel. The film is being shown to celebrate the efforts of hundreds of restaurants and bars from across the state that participated in the #StrawlessSummer campaign.

Strawless CharlestonCharleston SurfriderHealthy HumanGoPure and Firefly Distillery are sponsoring the event.

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit is set to collaborate with Packed Party in celebration of National Biscuit Month in September. Proceeds from the Packed Party Confetti Biscuit sales will benefit The Birthday Party Project, a nonprofit that hosts monthly birthday parties at homeless and transitional living facilities across the country for children. The biscuit is a shortcake biscuit topped with vanilla buttercream and Jimmie sprinkles.