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Helping Out for Aug. 14, 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.

The Indigo Road Hospitality Group has raised $40,000 for Homeless to Hope Fund as a part of the company’s 10th anniversary, the company said in a news release.

Indigo Road is the company behind O-Ku, The Cocktail Club, The Macintosh, Indaco, Oak Steakhouse, Colletta in Alpharetta, Ga., Mercantile and Mash, Bar Mash, The Cedar Room, Town Hall in Florence, Donetto and Tiny Lou’s in Atlanta and Sukoshi in Charlotte and opening soon in Atlanta.

Throughout July, each of the company’s 22 food and beverage concepts donated 100% of proceeds from one dish and one drink to the fund.

Managing Partner Steve Palmer said, “Everyone from leadership to our front-of-house restaurant teams worked hard to educate guests about Homeless to Hope’s mission during the month of July, ultimately doubling our initial fundraising goal of $20,000. I can’t imagine a better way to ring in 10 years of The Indigo Road than supporting a cause close to my heart in the town we call home.”

Homeless to Hope works to provide financial support and direction to community organizations in Charleston that assist homeless individuals and families throughout their transition to permanent housing.

A benefit concert for the nonprofit is scheduled for Aug. 25 at the Gaillard Center. More information about the event and tickets can be found online.


Carolina Youth Development Center will host its 16th annual A Night for the Children Gala on Sept. 19 at The Cedar Room at The Cigar Factory on East Bay Street in Charleston.

The gala will include a seated dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles, live music, dancing and special performances from CYDC residents.

This year’s theme is “A World of Pure Imagination,” with decor from the world of Willy Wonka. 

A Diamonds Direct “Golden Ticket” raffle will be held to win a piece of jewelry along with curated live and silent auction packages. A VIP event at Mercantile and Mash will kick off the gala with a specialty cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, a raffle and live music by Ann Caldwell.

Carolina Youth Development Center opened in 1790 as the Charleston Orphan House. The organization offers services to protect childhood, empower families and prepare youth for adulthood.

For more information about the gala or the CYDC, contact Katy Calloway by email or by phone at 843-266-5216.


Bob Chapman, CEO and board chair of St. Louis-based global manufacturer Barry-Wehmiller and founder of Our Community Listens, will speak to the nonprofit’s S.C. chapter from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant.

There will be networking time with food and drinks from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., and Chapman will speak at 6:30 p.m. Further networking will follow from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Our Community Listens alumni and guests can attend. Limited seating is available, and advance registration is required. Tickets are $20 for alumni and $25 for guests and include beer, wine, other drinks and appetizers.

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