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Helping Out for Feb. 19, 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.

Duncan-Parnell is partnering with Dorchester Habitat for Humanity in March to build a house for a single mother of four. This will be the second home build in Charleston and sixth overall that Duncan-Parnell has fully sponsored.

The home is projected to be completed mid-May. There will be a dedication ceremony and ribbon-cutting to welcome the new homeowners upon completion.

Employees from the company’s headquarters, Charleston branch and other surrounding branches will be volunteering each build day throughout the several-week build, which begins March 6.


Lowcountry Land Trust is expanding its annual charity Sporting Clays Shoot to a three-day event March 27-29. The weekend kicks off with the first Women’s Shoot, an invitation-only event, followed by two days of sporting clays open to the public.

This year’s event is at White House Plantation, a private property protected under conservation easement in Green Pond.

Experienced and novice shooters are invited to the Sporting Clays Shoot on March 28 and 29. Attendees will shoot a professionally set clays course designed to highlight the property’s scenery.

Tickets are $175 and include a morning or afternoon shoot on either Saturday or Sunday, plus a whole-hog barbecue lunch, post-shoot refreshments and beverages, and curated shopping.

A lunch-only ticket for nonshooters is available for $45.


Local nonprofit Going Places will hold its inaugural gala, “Welcome to the Circus: Reliving your favorite childhood memory of joy,” on March 21. Funds will go toward supporting the organization’s programs and to buy bikes for disadvantaged children.

This event, which is for ages 21 and up, will begin at 7 p.m. at the pavilion at Patriots Point Golf Links in Mount Pleasant.

The event will include dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment from Live Radio, and performances by a mermaid and a magician.

Tickets can be purchased online.

Child care services will be provided from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Skip and Sully, an indoor playground and child care facility in Mount Pleasant. Parents can register their children online, and 25% of the proceeds will go to Going Places.


The National Alliance on Mental Illness Charleston Area has launched a FaithNet initiative aimed at educating churches on mental health and making them aware of resources for their congregants.

The program is a peer-led interfaith organization offering support to those with mental illness, their families and local churches. Presenters will visit churches to share their experiences or educational presentations on mental health.


The American Heart Association will host South Carolina’s first million-dollar Heart Walk in Charleston. The Lowcountry Heart Walk takes place starting at 8 a.m. Feb. 29 at Brittlebank Park in downtown Charleston.

More than 5,000 supporters and survivors from across the state are expected to attend and raise money to support cardiovascular research and education.

The day includes fun and interactive activities, a heart obstacle course for kids, a survivor area, health screenings and CPR demonstrations.

Registration is ongoing for teams or individuals. The event is free, and attendees can walk or run the one-mile loop or the 5K route.

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