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.
TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation placed Charleston among the 10 municipal winners of TD Green Streets, a grant program supporting innovation in urban forestry. Each $20,000 grant will fund projects in underserved communities, including the purchase of trees, tree planting, maintenance costs and educational activities.
To be eligible for a TD Green Streets grant, qualified municipalities were required to be current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA-designated communities within TD Bank’s U.S. footprint.
National Express Corporate, a national student transportation company, donated a refurbished school bus to the Brookland Lakeview Empowerment Center at Brookland Baptist Church. As part of the donation, Thomas Built Buses assisted with the refurbishing of the bus, and Bridgestone Tires donated new tires.
Area women are invited to grab their hammers and volunteer during Sea Island Habitat for Humanity’s 14th annual Women Build Week. During the week of May 3-10, more than 300 Habitat affiliates nationwide will host women build projects in partnership with Lowe’s, the underwriter of Habitat’s Women Build program. Locally, women will volunteer at Laurel Oak Grove off Fort Johnson Road on James Island.
National Women Build Week encourages women to come together and devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing in their local communities.
Registration is $35 and includes a Women Build T-shirt, snacks and lunch. Groups are welcome. Half-day shifts are available. To make the Women Build home construction possible, participants are encouraged to make a sponsorship donation of $65. Register online at www.seaislandhabitat.org.