Nonprofit news: Helping Out for March1

From the Charleston Regional Business Journal

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

The Shifa Clinic’s annual benefit dinner is March 18 at the Holiday Inn Charleston – Mount Pleasant. The event includes speakers Dr. Altaf Hussain and Jennet Robinson Alterman and benefits the clinic’s health care outreach program for uninsured and underinsured people. Donations can be made and tickets can be purchased online.

Tiger Lily florist is giving away 200 daffodil bouquets on International Women’s Day, which is March 8. A requested $5 donation for the flowers will go to Thrive SC, which provides transitional housing, services and support for women and children survivors of domestic violence.

The Glass Onion’s monthly charity tasting, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 8, will benefit the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina. Spring wines including Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc and Domaine Badoz Cotes du Jura Trousseau from the Country Vintner will be available along with small bites for $10 per person. Tickets are available online.

MUSC Health has partnered with the Charleston RiverDogs for community outreach of health care education and services. The partnership will include health consultation for RiverDogs concession selections, a breastfeeding station at the stadium and interaction with children to promote healthy lifestyles. RiverDogs players will have access to MUSC Health services.

We Are Family is hosting Closet Case, a popup thrift store, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Enough Pie, 1630-1 Meeting St Road, Suite 306, in Charleston. The sale will include a variety of items, such as vintage finds, funky housewares, furniture, or possibly a mounted unicorn head. We Are Family hopes to open a thrift store and drop-in center for domestically displaced youth. The pop-up sale is part of Charleston Work Week.

Destiny Community Cafe, at 5060 Dorchester Road, Suite 320, in North Charleston, is hosting a community effort from noon-2 p.m. March 9 to focus attention on food insecurity and social injustice. The cafe allows customers to pay what they can for a meal. A donation of $10 is suggested. Customers can also donate $20 as a pay-it-forward gesture or volunteer at the cafe in exchange for a meal.

An oyster roast to benefit Pet Helpers will be held from 6:30-11 p.m. March 17 at the Visitors Center bus shed at 375 Meeting St. in Charleston. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

The seventh annual Dancing With The Ark’s Stars is at 7 p.m. March 11 at Pinewood Preparatory School, at 114 Orangeburg Road in Summerville. Tickets are $60 in advance and $65 at the door. All proceeds benefit The Ark, which provides services for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.

The 2017 celebrity dancers are:

Katie Arrington, ​vice president of operations, Dispersive Technologies
Roland Fulcher, ​orthodontist/ owner at Lowcountry Orthodontics
Rebecca Holtzclaw, ​cosmetologist/owner, Signori Mani Salon & Day Spa
Skipper Kress, ​beverage director, Red’s Ice House 
Suzanne Morgan, mortgage loan consultant, TowneBank Mortgage
Billy Penn, ​captain, Summerville Fire & Rescue Department
Thomas Taylor, chiropractor, Alignment Specific Chiropractic Clinic 
Hannah Wimberly, ​state trooper, S.C. Highway Patrol

The eighth annual Hope on Goat benefit, scheduled for 2-6 p.m. March 25 at Goat Island Gatherings, will benefit Fresh Future Farm in North Charleston. Tickets are $55 for adults, $20 for children 3-12 and free for 2 and younger and includes a ferry ride from the Isle of Palms Marina. Guests can bring their own food and beverages. No chairs or blankets are allowed, and seating will be provided.

The 29th annual Charleston Kids Fair is from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 26 at the Gaillard Center. Children younger than 18 get in free and must be accompanied by an adult. Admission for adults is $5. Proceeds will support Lowcountry students, scholarship programs and community organizations.