News from area nonprofits from Charleston Regional Business Journal: Helping Out for Dec. 14

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

The Charleston RiverDogs will have a contribution of $2,500 to the Warrior Surf Foundation donated on their behalf from Minor League Baseball after receiving the Chuck Murphy Patriot Award at the annual baseball winter meetings. The new award honors a minor league franchise that supports military members and their families.

Halos, a North Charleston-based nonprofit providing support for abused and neglected children, is providing gifts to more than 2,000 children in the tri-county area this week as part of its annual holiday campaign.

 Children in need are identified through the departments of Social Services in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. Gifts are provided through donations from businesses, churches, community groups and individuals.

 A memorial service for people who died while homeless in the past year will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Riverfront Park, 1045 Everglades Ave. in North Charleston. The event is open to the public.

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