Friends, Family, Community

Lowcountry Local First to Launch New “Good Enterprises” Initiative in Fall 2019

Lowcountry Local First (LLF) has announced a new initiative aimed towards the nonprofit organization’s mission to cultivate an economy anchored in local ownership, Good Enterprises, joining the established Good Business and Good Farming initiatives. Good Enterprises will be a catalyst for reshaping the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to one that provides equitable opportunity for business ownership, in order to transform lives and…

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South Carolina Issuing March SNAP Benefits Early

The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) will be issuing March Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits early in order to reduce the time between payments for recipients who received their February benefits early because of the federal government shutdown. Only those SNAP recipients who received their February benefits in January will receive benefits…

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Coastal Community Foundation grants to help Lowcountry workers still facing hardship due to government shutdown

Coastal Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization serving coastal South Carolina, has awarded $40,000 to two organizations providing critical support to Lowcountry residents who are still facing personal financial burdens due to the recent partial government shutdown. With seed money from an anonymous donor, the Foundation set up The Care Fund in January to support individuals…

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Darkness To Light Announces More Than 1.7 Million Adults Trained To Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Darkness to Light has announced that the organization has trained more than 1.7 million adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse in partnership with thousands of volunteers worldwide. The trainings used to reach this milestone consist of their evidence-informed training Stewards of Children®, along with five additional trainings, all designed to equip adults…

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YWCA Greater Charleston Hires Social Justice and Women’s Empowerment Coordinators

In December 2018, YWCA Greater Charleston welcomed Tina L. Singleton and Djuanna Brockington to its staff. Singleton serves as the nonprofit’s first-ever social justice coordinator, a newly created position. No stranger to social justice issues, she worked abroad for more than 20 years as a disability rights and inclusion technical advisor for international development organizations…

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NBA to Support Local Youth, Families and Organizations Through Grassroots Community Efforts as Part of NBA All-Star 2019

As part of NBA All-Star 2019, members of the NBA family will work alongside local community organizations to support tens of thousands of children, families and people in need across Charlotte through a series of grassroots programs and events. Using the game of basketball to bring people together and empower the city’s next generation of…

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Four Candidates Selected for Charleston County Public Library Executive Director Position; Candidates to Appear in Public Forum

Four candidates have been selected as the next potential Executive Director of Charleston County Public Library (CCPL). Those finalists will visit the library system next week for in-person interviews, visit staff at various libraries and appear at a public forum, where the community will hear from the candidates and have the opportunity to ask questions. The…

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Water Mission Partners with High Water Festival for the Earned Volunteer Ticket Program

Water Mission, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization, has partnered with High Water Festival to raise awareness about the global water crisis and inspire the Charleston community to make a difference through the Earned Volunteer Ticket Program. The program provides opportunities for individuals interested in attending High Water to complete a set number of community service hours for one…

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