Carolina Youth Development Center celebrating 220 years with event, auction

This circa 1912 photo shows children standing with George W. Williams Jr., chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the Charleston Orphan House. The girls are holding their lunch boxes tucked under their arms as they prepare for an annual picnic at Otranto Plantation. (Photo/CYDC)
This circa 1912 photo shows children standing with George W. Williams Jr., chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the Charleston Orphan House. The girls are holding their lunch boxes tucked under their arms as they prepare for an annual picnic at Otranto Plantation. (Photo/CYDC)

Staff Report
Published Sept. 29, 2010

Carolina Youth Development Center is celebrating 220 years of helping children in the Lowcountry with a gala and auction tomorrow called “A Night for the Children.”

The auction includes weekend getaways in New York City, a Tennessee mountain cabin and a downtown B&B and more. Check here to see some of the items and trips to be offered.

Established as the Charleston Orphan House, the first publicly supported orphanage in this country, the CYDC has been raising and educating children in need since 1790. More than 600 children in the Lowcountry benefit from their mentoring, outreach, shelter, group homes and career services each year.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at McCrady’s Restaurant located at 2 Unity Alley in Charleston. Tickets are $150 per person. Send e-mail to Amy Ware or give her a call at 843-266-5218.

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