The Signature Chefs Auction Charleston benefiting the March of Dimes is 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Marriott Crystal Ballroom, 170 Lockwood Blvd. in Charleston. This black-tie optional gala features gourmet samplings from area chefs and a silent and live auction.
Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IOP Connector Run/Walk for the Child is set for 8 a.m. Oct. 6 on the Isle of Palms Connector. The event benefits child-abuse prevention and other child-related programs in the community. Eight area organizations, including HALOS, directly benefit from all proceeds raised by this event. There will be a celebration after the race, with a complimentary beer garden and live music by Plane Jane. Register online. Volunteers are needed; information is available online.
The first HALOS Oyster Roast is 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at The Cottage on the Creek. Enjoy oysters, drinks, jambalaya, games for kids and music. Tickets are $25. HALOS provides resources and opportunities for abused and neglected children and their caregivers.
The HALOS Party is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at HandPicked in the Belle Hall Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant. Guests will enjoy wine and appetizers while shopping with friends, plus 10% of all proceeds will benefit programs for abused and neglected children.
The Signature Chefs Auction Charleston benefiting the March of Dimes is 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Marriott Crystal Ballroom, 170 Lockwood Blvd. in Charleston. This black-tie optional gala features gourmet samplings from area chefs and a silent auction. Later in the night, there will be a live auction featuring trips, jewelry and unique dinner experiences. Individual tickets are $200. For more information, contact the March of Dimes at 843-571-1776. The March of Dimes works to prevent premature birth and birth defects and educate health care professionals and men and women about healthy pregnancies.
Lowcountry Buckeyes, the Ohio State University Alumni Club of Charleston, will meet at Sparians at River Bowl Charleston, 613 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, for its Saturday football game watch.
Lowcountry Buckeyes is the largest out-of-state alumni group in the greater Charleston area with more than 250 members. Its mission is to generate funds for scholarships for Lowcountry students attending Ohio State University. The club has provided more than $35,000 to area students in addition to supporting Habitat for Humanity and the Stefanie Spielman Fund for breast cancer research. Lowcountry Buckeyes will provide $4,800 in scholarship funding this year; recipients will be announced Sept. 1.
Piggly Wiggly is supporting Sprite Spark Parks, in which the public can vote for one of three Charleston parks to get a basketball court makeover. (Photo/Provided)
Sprite Spark Parks, part of the Coca-Cola Co.’s $2 million nationwide effort to build and restore places where teens, families and communities are active outdoors, launched locally at Martin Park, one of three Charleston parks the public can vote on for a $15,000 basketball court makeover. In addition to Martin Park, Deming and Willie Gaines playgrounds are eligible for refurbishment through Sprite Spark Parks. Vote through Sept. 30 at www.spritesparkparks.com/pigglywiggly.
The winning basketball court will receive funding for items such as new rims, backboards, surface and bleachers. Since 2011, 150 basketball courts have been refurbished nationally through the program. Piggly Wiggly is supporting the program with in-store signage, through its website and various other promotional efforts.
Kohl's and MUSC Children's Hospital today launched the fifth year of the Kohl's Take A Minute for Kids program. Radio programs Y102.5-FM, WEZL 103.5-FM and 94.3 WSC-FM's Carolina Now dedicated morning shows to the announcement. The Kohl's Take a Minute for Kids program supports the 12-month radio and podcast series of pediatric health and safety messages in the community pertinent to the month in which the commercial is aired. In the past seven years, Kohl's has donated more than $300,000 to MUSC Children's Hospital through Kohl's Cares. The first topic of the radio commercial series is the importance of a pediatric emergency department with a Level 1 trauma designation.