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Helping Out for June 26, 2019

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Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. ATTENTION: Submissions should now be made using our online form.

Camp Happy Days is hosting its annual summer camp from Sunday through July 6. For the week, children diagnosed with cancer and their siblings will participate in the event. This year’s theme is Journey Beyond Imagination, and campers will participate in activities such as horseback riding, kayaking, a Lunch with Princesses, sporting, clay, climbing wall and ropes courses, painting and drawing, a prom and a talent show on the last night.


Lowcountry Food Bank has been awarded $120,000 from the 2019-22 community investment grants from Trident United Way. The grants will enable the nonprofit to provide additional fresh produce distributions, implement nutrition education and provide child hunger relief.


The Charleston RiverDogs are hosting All Faiths Night to benefit the Chris Singleton Foundation at 3 p.m. Sunday at Riley Park. The event will showcase the Emanuel documentary, which highlights the story of the victims and survivors of the Charleston church shooting in 2015.

A panel will discuss the film after the showing. Panelists include Chris Singleton, the RiverDogs’ director of community outreach and son of shooting victim Sharonda Coleman-Singleton; the Rev. Anthony Thompson, the husband of victim Myra Thompson; and Emanuel producers Dane Smith and Pastor Dimas Salaberrios. RiverDogs president emeritus Mike Veeck will serve as moderator.

Tickets are $90 and can be purchased online with the password “unity.” Proceeds will benefit the Chris Singleton Foundation, which aims to spread the message of inspiration, love and unity to youths and youth organizations.


Dorchester Habitat for Humanity is scheduled to host Women Build from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21-24 at Half Street in Summerville. The event is seeking women volunteers to help build a home for the nonprofit.

Cost is $30 per person and includes a t-shirt, lunch and construction training.


All Charleston Walmart and Sam’s Club stores have kicked off this year’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising campaign. The campaign, which runs through July 7, benefits the Medical University of South Carolina Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital to fund critical treatments, pediatric medical equipment, research and charitable care.

Participants can donate $1 or more at the checkout lane or self-checkout of any Charleston Walmart or Sam’s Club.

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