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Helping Out for Jan. 29. 2020

Staff Report //January 29, 2020//

Helping Out for Jan. 29. 2020

Staff Report //January 29, 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.

Mount Pleasant Towne Centre and Charleston Animal Society will host Pup Bowl III from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds from this pet adoption event will benefit the Charleston Animal Society. Guests are encouraged to bring a pet food donation.

Attendees will watch the San Francisco Puppy-Niners take on the Kansas City Canines at The Oaks, across from Barnes & Noble. The event will include live music and dancing, vendors from local restaurants, a photo booth and kid-friendly activities.

Guests can bring their dogs wearing game gear for a contest for most team spirit. The first 150 guests to visit the registration table will also receive a Towne Centre dog treat.

The Snee Farm Community Foundation donated $925 to East Cooper Community Outreach through the Elfie initiative.

The initiative, established in 2018, uses the elf character to raise awareness for East Cooper Community Outreach. Through the program, residents also raise financial donations to go toward this mission.

The Charleston Parks Conservancy will host the 11th Teddy Bear Picnic from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Families can bring a picnic lunch to Hampton Park for musical entertainment, face painting, seed planting, crafts and more. The event is free.

Children can bring sick and injured teddy bears to get patched up by MUSC Children’s Health. And Coastal Kids Dentistry will perform dental checkups on teddy bear teeth.

Additional activities include Beary CrossFit with CrossFit Charleston, a scavenger hunt, yoga, a reptile display and a tea party under the oaks.

Copies of the book, Here, There and Everywhere with Parker Bear, written by the conservancy’s Park Angels volunteers, will be available for purchase.

Girl Scouts of Eastern S.C. and the Junior League of Charleston have partnered to support the Junior League’s diaper bank, which collects, packages and distributes diapers to Lowcountry families in need.

The organizations are working with 13 distribution partners throughout the tri-county area. Donations of disposable diapers and pull-ups can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Junior League office, at 51 Folly Road in West Ashley.