Friends, Family, Community

Charleston Promise Neighborhood Welcomes Collaborative Partner to its Underserved Community

Recognizing Charleston Promise Neighborhood’s longstanding presence and positive impact, First National Bank turned to the organization to help introduce them as a new neighbor to the Charleston area. With a shared commitment to education and community, F.N.B. Corporation has donated $10,000 to Charleston Promise Neighborhood (CPN) as part of its entry into the Charleston banking…

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Liberating Lives collecting spare change from community to help raise funds for academy

  Liberating Lives is holding an ongoing fundraiser to raise funds to build their academy for formerly incarcerated women in the Lowcountry. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is asking that people donate their spare change, dimes, nickels, quarters, pennies, to assist them in reaching their goal. The fundraiser is being run now through May 18, 2019. The…

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Unique Minds Hosts Special Needs Resources Fair May 4

Unique Minds hosts their first major event in the Charleston area called, The Special Needs Resource Fair, happening Saturday, May 4 at 12:30pm at the Otranto Library, 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston, SC 29406. This event specifically targets parents of children with autism, or other special needs, connecting them directly with organizations and businesses in…

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More than 600 Free Spay-Neuters for Cats Available Now: Grant Makes Free Surgeries Possible for Charleston County Residents

PetSmart Charities® awarded a $50,000 grant to Charleston Animal Society’s Sam Greer Spay-Neuter Clinic that will pay for at least 641 FREE spay/neuters for cats in Charleston County. “We are focused on preventing the flood of kittens we see each Spring,” said Charleston Animal Society Senior Director of Shelter Medicine Dr. Lucy Fuller. “Getting a…

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Simple Strategies for a Larger Tomato Harvest

By Melinda Myers Nothing is more frustrating than investing time, money and energy in planting and growing tomatoes only to watch them succumb to disease.  We can’t change the weather conditions that support disease problems, but we can tweak our growing strategies to reduce this risk. Select and grow the most disease-resistant varieties suited to…

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Caliber Collision Launches Annual Food Drive to Fill Up Kids’ Tanks With Meals During Summer

Millions of kids run on empty during the summer without access to school lunches. Caliber Collision locations throughout the Charleston area are launching the 8th Annual Rhythm Restoration Food Drive starting now through May 10 to help ensure kids can fill up their tanks and enjoy their summer vacation. All cash and food donations collected will be donated…

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Charleston County Celebrates National Community Development Week April 22-26, 2019

Charleston County will recognize the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program during National Community Development Week, April 22-26, 2019. The week-long celebration brings together citizens, program staff, partnering organizations, and beneficiaries through events that recognize and showcase the local programs supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and…

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Charleston County Parks hosting Superhero Dance Party for people with special needs on May 1

In an effort to provide ongoing recreation and social opportunities for community members with disabilities, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) invites people with special needs to attend a superhero-themed dance party on May 1. People with special needs and their families and caregivers are invited to attend the event on the evening…

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Metanoia Continues Building Businesses and Communities

By Barney Blakeney Through several business initiatives, Metanoia Community Development Corporation in North Charleston’s Chicora/Cherokee neighborhood is continuing its efforts to insure that residents of the community will maintain their presence in the rapidly transforming community previously relegated to urban blight for more than two decades. Chicora/Cherokee, the community adjacent to the now defunct Charleston…

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