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.
Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow is bringing his Manilow Music Project to the Charleston County School District. He plans to donate a Yamaha piano to launch a local music instrument drive. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the North Charleston Coliseum box office will receive two free tickets, valid for preselected seat locations, for Manilow’s Jan. 19 show.
Items can be dropped off at the Advance Ticket Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Manilow Music Project is part of The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope. It was formed as a grassroots organization to assist local charities and programs, and its primary focus is to provide musical instruments to high schools and middle schools and to provide music scholarships at universities throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The brokers and agents at Re/Max Pro Realty donated $2,500 to Children’s Miracle Network and $2,000 to The Wounded Warriors Project. The agents give a portion of each commission toward these and other charities.
|Pinewood Preparatory School students donated more than 300 gifts to the Foster Parent Association of Dorchester County . (Photo provided)|
The Summey Barkley Rucker Medallion for Mentoring Youth was awarded Nov. 24 to Bill Cosby on stage at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.
|Tanger Outlet Center donated more than $10,000 to Hollings Cancer Center. (Photo provided)|
With its primary mission to help save lives, Tanger’s Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign creates awareness for the importance of early detection and helps raise the money necessary to support ongoing breast cancer research. Since 1994, Tanger has donated more than $13.5 million to fight breast cancer nationally.
The Gibbes Museum of Art and the Center for Women are hosting The Art and Heart of Philanthropy discussion and luncheon on Jan. 14 at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island. Panelists are Laura Gates, board president of the Carolina Art Association – Gibbes Museum of Art; Carolyn Hunter, president of C&A Unlimited; artist Susan Romaine; and Anita Zucker, chair and CEO for the InterTech Group, will talk about the art of giving back. Jane Perdue, CEO and principal of Braithwaite Innovation Group, will serve as moderator.
Coffee and registration will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a panel discussion at 11 a.m. and then lunch at Jasmine’s Porch and a champagne social at The Wells Gallery. Cost is $75, including a $50 tax-deductible contribution to the Gibbes Museum and the Center for Women. Register online at www.c4women.org; advance registration required.
Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie are home to the rarest collection of American seacoast artillery in existence. Cannons manufactured as early as 1830 are in need of restoration after decades in harsh outdoor environments at both forts. Reductions in funding mean the National Park Service does not have the resources for adequate restoration of all these historic artifacts.
The Fort Sumter – Fort Moultrie Historical Trust has created Adopt-a-Cannon to help fund high-priority conservation by the Warren Lasch Conservation Center, known for its work with the H.L. Hunley submarine. Individuals, groups, and organizations who contribute to preservation of these relics will be invited to observe the conservation process on site at Fort Moultrie or Fort Sumter. Make a donation online or contact historical trust board member Jim Thompson at email@example.com or 843-242-8159.