Helping Out for May 7, 2014

Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area. Submissions should be sent to

The Spa at Belmond Charleston Place is hosting the second annual Skin Party Fashion Event by the pool, 6-9 p.m., May 15. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the “I Will Reflect,” Melanoma Awareness and Prevention initiative in partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation. At the event, Charleston designers and stylists will create summer-inspired looks with wares provided by Everything But Water and Tommy Bahama. Attendees can partake of food and specialty cocktails.

Since its inception in 2008, the “I Will Reflect” Melanoma Awareness and Prevention initiative has raised more than $40,000 for skin cancer research through this event and sales of bracelets and Spa’s signature facial. Tickets can be purchased for $40 in advance at or for $50 at the door.

Sea Island Habitat for Humanity is hosting more than 90 women volunteers during Women Build this week. Now in its seventh year, National Women Build Week challenges women to help build affordable housing in their communities. The volunteers will be building a home in Habitat’s Laurel Oak Grove neighborhood on James Island. This is a cluster development where the houses are built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.

Sea Island Habitat for Humanity has served its community as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1978 and has provided housing for more than 300 local families.

In 2013 Daniel Island Community Fund partnered with Nucor Steel Berkeley to donate 60 computers to Berkeley County's Cainhoy School. (Photo provided)

In 2013 Daniel Island Community Fund partnered with Nucor Steel Berkeley to donate 60 computers to Berkeley County's Cainhoy School. (Photo provided)

Among the Daniel Island Community Fund’s charitable initiatives in 2013 was a partnership with Nucor Steel Berkeley to donate 60 computers to Berkeley County's Cainhoy School. The fund was established 15 years ago as a means for building an endowment to help fund community improvements and initiatives. It is funded by a transfer fee on all island resale transactions and has distributed more than $1.4 million to support not only community improvement initiatives on Daniel Island, but also charitable initiatives supporting its neighboring communities. In 2013, more than $400,000 was distributed for programs that serve needs in the greater area.

Rowallan of Scotland will host a warehouse sale Friday and Saturday, featuring exclusive limited-edition inventory and samples. In light of its recent participation in the “It’s In the Bag” Susan G. Komen Lowcountry event, Rowallan of Scotland will host a VIP party at 8 p.m., Thursday, giving breast cancer survivors and their guests the opportunity to shop the sale prior to the public. A portion of the proceeds from Thursday evening’s sales will go to Susan G. Komen Lowcountry.

The sale is open to the public 5-8 p.m., Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, at 3400 Salterbeck Court, Suite 100C, in Mount Pleasant.

The Charleston Gopher Ball is at 7 p.m., Friday, at Harborside East, 28 Bridgeside Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. The event benefits The First Tee of Greater Charleston, a youth development organization provides young people with educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

Admission includes an evening of Lowcountry cuisine, an open bar, live music, games and dancing all with a Caddyshack theme. Tickets are $50 in advance or $65 the day of the event. For more information, visit

Holy Trinity Church, 95 Folly Road, is hosting a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday. The church offers its grounds free of charge to community neighbors. The deadline to reserve table space is today. Proceeds from the sale of donations of items to the church will go toward summer mission trip for the youth group.

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity will host its fifth annual Golf Tees to House Keys benefit on May 13 at the Daniel Island Club’s Beresford Creek Course. The tournament is an 18-hole shamble format. The entry fee is $225 per player or $850 per team. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon and then a shotgun start at 1 p.m. A cocktail reception and silent auction will be at 6 p.m. Download an entry form at

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