CCDP Newsletter: School Supply Drive

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SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE

Once again, your Charleston County Democratic Party is partnering with Black Lives Matter Charleston and other local organizations to provide much needed backpacks and school supplies to students in the Lowcountry! This year, the giveaway will be Saturday, August 14th.

We hope to be able to help 1000 students at multiple locations across the county. Please help us reach that goal by donating supplies at one of our drop off sites or donate online through the button below.

Drop Off Locations:
North Charleston:
Change Up Cuts – 5900 Rivers Ave
Condon Family Law – 4840 Chateau Ave

West Ashley: 
CCDP Office – 1379 Ashley River Rd

Downtown: 
Sightsee Shop – 125½ Line St
Eastside Community Development Corp – 60 America St

More drop off locations to be announced soon.

Needed Supplies:
Glue Sticks
#2 Pencils
Black/Blue Pens
Colored Pencils
Crayons
Washable Markers
Erasers
Scissors
Tissues
Disinfecting Wipes
3 Ring Binders
Loose Leaf Paper
Pocket Folders
Composition Books
Backpacks

DONATE TO BUY SCHOOL SUPPLIES


SC DHEC HOMEBOUND COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM

SC DHEC has launched a homebound COVID-19 vaccination program in all 46 South Carolina counties through December! In order to participate, you just call 1-866-365-8110 between 7 AM and 7 PM any day of the week. You will need to provide your name, date of birth, and address to a call line operator, who will then connect you with either Welcome Pharmacy or H&M Labs. A representative from the provider will call you within a few days to schedule your appointment. One caretaker per homebound individual is also eligible to receive a vaccine. For more information about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from SC DHEC click here.


EXPLORE DCDP BLOGOur friends at the Dorchester County Democratic Party have a blog on their website, which features hard-hitting pieces by Dr. David Rubin, the former Dean of the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. Dr. Rubin now resides in Summerville and has written about topics ranging from McMaster’s refusal to expand Medicare to South Carolina Republican hypocrisy on the topic of bipartisanship. Please use the button below to check out some of Dr. Rubin’s pieces.

DCDP BLOG


Message from the Chair

“Do what is easy and your life will be hard. Do what is hard and your life will become easy.” — Les Brown

It’s easy to just sit and do nothing about the issues that we’re experiencing in South Carolina. But we’re Democrats and we will do what is hard to make certain that we defend the welfare and interest of everyone in our state. 

We need your time, treasure and talent. We need you donating and knocking on doors. With your help, we will turn this state blue. You can use the button below to donate and help support CCDP and elect Democrats!

Democratically yours,

Greg Perry
Chair of Charleston County Democratic Party

DONATE TO SUPPORT CCDP AND ELECT DEMOCRATS


Upcoming Events

All meetings until further notice will be conducted “virtually” using Zoom. You can connect by computer or telephone. We will continue to use MobilizeAmerica to RSVP.THUJUL228:30AMCoffee with DemocratsJoin fellow Democrats for a cup of coffee, some of the best baking in Charleston, and great conversation. No specific topics. Come for the whole time or just a little while.

THU
JUL22
8:30AM
Coffee with Democrats

Join fellow Democrats for a cup of coffee, some of the best baking in Charleston, and great conversation. No specific topics. Come for the whole time or just a little while.

We’re back indoors at Wildflour Pastry, but if it’s too far for you to come, or if working from home won’t really allow working from Wildflour, there’s still a Zoom link that you can access below. Give us till 9 please to get it working, and then try the link.

Wildflour Pastry

Click here to RSVP >
SAT
JUL24
11 AM
Volunteers for Community Movie Night Canvassing

We will canvassing the Ferndale and Liberty Hill communities in North Charleston in preparation for a Community Movie Night on July 31st. We will be passing out flyers in the neighborhoods.

We will meet at the Felix Pinckney Community Center at 11 AM.

Felix Pinckney Community Center

Click here to RSVP >
SUN
JUL25
PM
Postcards with Lowcountry Young Dems

Join the Young Dems of Lowcountry as we hangout and enjoy good snacks and conversation all while writing postcards to future Young Democrats!

We are meeting at the Charleston County Democratic Party office at 2 PM.

All ages are welcomed and encouraged!

CCDP Office

Click here to RSVP >
TUE
JUL27
PM
East Cooper Democrats July Social

East Cooper Democrats are taking a summer break from our regular monthly meetings. Instead, we will meet up for some fun in-person social events! Join us Tuesday, July 27th from 6 pm – 8pm at the Westbrook Brewery outside patio. On top of great beers, they have wine and non-alcoholic beverages. A good time will be had by all!

We are collecting school supplies for the Snowden Community Back to School Supply Drive. Items needed include backpacks, composition books, pencils, crayons, markers, etc.

Westbrook Brewing Company

Click here to RSVP >
TUE
JUL27
6:30PM
Sea Island Democrats July Virtual Meeting

Join the Sea Island Democrats for our July meeting! We will review the 2020 election results and 2022 outlook so be sure to come learn how you can get involved as we work to register voters and engage with those living on the Sea Islands! Also, come and network with other Democrats in the area. Sign up on Mobilize and you’ll receive Zoom meeting information.

Virtual Meeting

Click here to RSVP >
SAT
JUL31
6:15PM
Volunteers for Community Movie Night

We need volunteers for the Community Movie Night at the Felix Pinckney Community Center in North Charleston. Volunteers will help set up, greet people, help with the cotton candy and popcorn stands, and discuss voter registration with community members attending the event. Volunteering would begin at 6:15, with the event going from 7-10. Volunteers will be asked to help with clean-up as well.

To be clear, this is a sign-up for VOLUNTEERS for the event.

Felix Pinckney Community CenterClick here to RSVP >

Give Back

CCDP OFFICE VOLUNTEERINGOur office is open! We need volunteers to work during office hours. Volunteers will prepare mailings, phone and/or text bank, fill the blessing box and other tasks as needed.

Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 AM to 3 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Please plan to be at the office 5 minutes ahead of your shift to get a briefing from the shift before yours. Sign up for shifts through the button below!

SIGN UP FOR CCDP OFFICE SHIFTS


BLESSING BOX UPDATE

Please consider donating to our CCDP Blessing Box. You can #StockTheBox at any time, or drop off items to the office during office hours or by appointment. Our community members appreciate and depend on our kindness!

A few things to remember when donating food items:

Please DO donate non-perishable items that will hold up in the heat

Thanks again for your generosity!


READY TO RUN FOR OFFICE?

If you are interested in making a difference in your community, please take time to consider running for office. The South Carolina Democratic Party has put out a form for individuals to express interest in running. You may think that it is too early to start thinking about this, but electoral success will require carefully laid out plans, which in turn require time. In addition to the SCDP information that you can access through the button below, here are more resources for women considering a run for office:

Emerge South Carolina
Vote Run Lead

READY TO RUN FOR OFFICE IN SC


Contribute

BUY SOME MERCHANDISE TO SUPPORT CCDP!Please support CCDP (and help elect Democrats) by buying one of our brand new t-shirts, water bottles, Koozies, bags, and pint glasses!


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The mission of the Charleston County Democratic Party is to educate and encourage participation in the political process by people of all backgrounds who support Democratic principles. Funds garnered from this participation will be used to help elect Democratic candidates and to support Democratic programs.

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