While the upcoming Holiday season is often full of celebrating with friends and family, many people also want to connect and help others in our community. If you are called to serve, here are a few local organizations that could use your assistance:
Lowcountry Food Bank
The Lowcountry Food Bank serves Charleston County and several other parts of the Lowcountry, and partners with numerous groups and food pantries across Charleston County to distribute food to those who need it. The Lowcountry Food Bank accepts financial donations to purchase food and fund its operations. Volunteers are also needed to help pack and sort food and assist programs and distributions. Children over the age of 12 are welcome to volunteer and group volunteering opportunities are available.
East Cooper Community Outreach
East Cooper Outreach (ECCO) is a local outreach group serving those who live or work East of the Cooper and who are experiencing financial distress and/or a variety of other challenges. ECCO offers the opportunity to “adopt” a family for the Holidays, and accepts financial donations to support its food, clothing, medical and education outreach. ECCO also needs volunteers to sort food and clothing donations, staff its Wellness Pantry, and to operate the front desk.
Sea Island Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing, rehabilitating and preserving homes, and advocating for fair and just housing policies. The Sea Island affiliate is the third oldest in the United States and serves communities on James, Johns and Wadmalaw Islands. Sea Island Habitat accepts donations of home furniture and appliances, and welcomes financial donations as well. Volunteers are needed to help work on weekly home construction projects (no experience needed!), or to staff the ReStore.
Congratulations, Spencer Wetmore!
Representative in SC House, District 115
Spencer will continue to work for South Carolinians as a steward for our beaches and communities, as a fighter for education priorities, and as a leader in the effort to protect a woman’s access to healthcare.
“… we still have a lot of work to do in order to make sure that our daughters and granddaughters have the health care they deserve.”
|Charleston County Democratic Women — Holiday Gathering|
Come join us on December 5th at 6:00 PM. Please bring an appetizer to share as well as your favorite beverage. We will celebrate the holidays as well as hear from our female candidates on what went well this election as well as where we need to improve. The gathering will be at a house in Mount Pleasant and will be sent to you when you sign in through Mobilize. Mt. Pleasant Home
Blessing Box Donations Needed!
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 Blessing Box items:
- DO donate non-perishable items that will hold up in the weather
- example: canned vegetables and meats/fish, sauces in jars, boxes of rice or pasta
- protip: donate items that don’t require milk/butter/oil to prepare, get cans with pop-tops that don’t require can openers
- DO donate small personal care items that will fit in the blessing box
- example toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant,
- DO NOT donate any open or expired items.
Lowcountry Period Project Supplies Needed!
Did you know that our volunteers build period packs in support of the Homeless Period Project? The project provides pre-made kits for homeless shelters and nurse’s offices at Title IX schools in the Lowcountry. These items are a luxury to homeless women and girls and many are forced to choose between hygiene and food. Please consider donating the following items so we can continue to support this amazing project!
-individually-wrapped feminine pads
-individually-wrapped panty liners
Thanks again for your generosity!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a drop off time.
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