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Helping Out for Feb. 26, 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 Lord Berkeley Conservation Trust will host an oyster roast from 5 to 8 p.m. March 7 at Pineland Place, at 1026 Pinopolis Road in Moncks Corner. Funds raised will support the protection of the Lowcountry’s forests and farmland.

The event will consist of all-you-can-eat oysters, local craft beer, chili, s’mores and live music.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online.


The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina raised a record-breaking $246,000 during Noir, a blind dining experience. Proceeds will support vision rehabilitation services for blind and visually impaired adults in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.

Guests gathered at Memminger Auditorium in downtown Charleston for the sixth annual event, which consisted of a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions and live music. Guests were asked to wear blindfolds during their main course to experience dining in the dark.


The 2020 Sewee Fire Fest will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7 at Awendaw Green, at 4853 U.S. Highway 17 N. in Awendaw. This free, family-friendly event will teach about controlled burns’ use for community safety and for restoration of native forests.

The event will consist of live demonstration burns, animal performances, food vendors and live music. The S.C. Aquarium will be conducting two reptile programs at the festival for a limited number of attendees.


The 2020 Needtobreathe Classic golf tournament and concert will take place March 30 at the Daniel Island Club. The event will support the work of Charleston-based nonprofit OneWorld Health in its goal to empower global communities to achieve long-term improvements in health and quality of life.

Professional athletes and musical guests will join players and sponsors for a golf tournament, followed by a concert by Needtobreathe and friends.


Summerville Medical Center and the Summerville Rotary Club have partnered to open a neonatal intensive care unit library in the hospital’s level two NICU.

As part of its “Gift of Literacy” program, the Summerville Rotary Club raised funds to purchase more than 100 books for the library. The selection was curated by Shirley Schulz, who runs the hospital’s volunteer reading program, and purchased at Main Street Reads, an independent bookstore in Summerville.

Additionally, each NICU baby will receive a copy of the book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? from the Rotary club.


The Lowcountry Senior Network hosted its fourth annual Holiday Harvest Gala, raising $13,000 to support Meals on Wheels of Charleston. The money will help shorten the program’s waitlist for meal services.


Respite Care Charleston’s 16th annual More Good Days golf tournament will be held April 20 at the Crooked Oaks course at the Seabrook Island Club. Proceeds will support those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., with a putting contest at noon and tee-off at 1 p.m. Cost is $175 per golfer, which includes cart and green fees, bloody mary bar, player gifts, lunch, beverages and a post-tournament awards dinner. Non-golfer guests can purchase awards dinner tickets for $35.

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