Helping Out for July 30, 2014

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

Whirlin’ Waters will host people with special needs, their families, caregivers and friends for Special Needs Swim Night on Aug. 9. Water attractions will be available from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Lifeguards will be on duty throughout the evening. Admission is $9 per person. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Rain date is Aug. 16. Advance tickets may be purchased online or by calling 843-795-4386.

Kickin' Chicken chicken headsThe five Kickin’ Chicken Charleston locations are selling Clemson University and University of South Carolina chicken heads for a $1 donation each. The money raised will be donated to the Teachers’ Supply Closet, a local not-for-profit organization that provides supplies for students and teachers at Title I schools in the tri-county area.

The stores will also be competing with each other; the Kickin’ Chicken’s owners will match the donation of the store that raises the most money. Last year, the Teachers’ Supply Closet helped more than 15,000 students and 650 teachers. The Kickin’ Chicken team donated $2,900 last year.

The Charleston RiverDogs and Palmetto Goodwill are hosting Goodwill Hunting, a tri-county scavenger hunt Monday through Aug. 10 at Goodwill stores. Participants can win tickets to a RiverDogs game at Riley Park and a chance to win a daily prize pack.

Starting Monday, scavenger hunt items will be placed in select Goodwill retail stores in Berkeley, Dorchester and Charleston counties. Clues leading to the item and a picture of each day’s item will be released on the Palmetto Goodwill and Charleston RiverDogs Facebook pages daily starting at 9 a.m.

Participants will locate the day’s item, take a photo on a cell phone and show the picture at checkout, or find the code on the item and let the cashier know the code. Anyone who takes those steps will receive two tickets to a RiverDogs home game. Anyone who uploads the photo to Facebook and tags Palmetto Goodwill and the RiverDogs is entered into a drawing for a daily prize.

Daily prizes include gift certificates to Joe Pasta, Triangle Char & Bar, McDonald’s, Brixx Wood-fired Pizza, Bootjack, Monster Music & Movies and Shem Creek Bar & Grill, as well as CDs and more. Participants must also follow Palmetto Goodwill and the Charleston RiverDogs on Facebook.

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