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Helping Out for March 4, 2020

Staff Report //March 4, 2020//

Helping Out for March 4, 2020

Staff Report //March 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.

The Lowcountry Food Bank’s 21st annual Chefs’ Feast gala and live auction on Feb. 9 raised $452,000 to support the fight against childhood hunger. More than 720 community partners and guests attended the annual event.

Proceeds from the feast benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank’s childhood hunger programs — Kids Cafe, BackPack Buddies, School Pantry, In-School Market and Summer Meals — which alleviate after-school, weekend and summer hunger for children throughout the coastal counties of South Carolina.

Through support from Chefs’ Feast and community partners, the Lowcountry Food Bank served more than 61,000 meals to children last summer. The BackPack Buddies program filled more than 135,000 backpacks last year and more than 272,000 Kid’s Cafe meals were served.


The Edisto Island Open Land Trust is hosting its inaugural Cocktails for Conservation competition through Saturday.

Six Edisto Beach restaurants have created unique alcoholic beverages for the fundraiser and are competing to sell the most cocktails. For each sale, $2 will be donated to the Edisto Island Open Land Trust.

Coot’s Bar & Grill, Dockside Bar & Grill, Ella & Ollie’s, Pressley’s at the Marina, The Waterfront Restaurant and Whaley’s Restaurant & Bar are taking part in the competition.


The fifth annual Charleston Tillman Honor Run, honoring Pat Tillman, is taking place April 25 at Volvo Car Stadium on Daniel Island, held by the Arizona State University S.C. Alumni Club.

Race registration is now open. Cost is $10 for kids and $40 for adults.

Tillman Honor Runs are in honor of the late NFL player Pat Tillman, who left his football career to serve with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan and died during military combat operations in 2004.

Funds raised through Honor Runs benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Scholar Program, which provides veterans and their spouses with educational scholarships, professional development and networking. In 2019, the Charleston Honor Run raised more than $25,000 for the cause.

In recognition of Tillman’s No. 42 ASU jersey, the Charleston Honor Run kicks off with a 0.42-mile fun run for kids, followed by a family-friendly 4.2-mile walk and run. The event also includes a pre-race celebration and an after-party.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2020 Lowcountry Man and Woman of the Year competition has kicked off.

The Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a 10-week philanthropic competition for leaders in local communities across the country. The title is awarded to the candidate whose team raises the most funds for the society in honor of local blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year.

Additionally, a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Dollar, at 478 King St. in Charleston. Kick Cancer to the Curb will honor two Charlestonians who have been fighting cancer.

It will include silent auction items including local art, jewelry, cosmetic procedures, a year family membership to the aquarium, private yoga lessons, local excursions and gift cards.

Tickets are $25 and include food and drinks and live music.