Helping Out for April 19, 2017: Nonprofit news from the Charleston Regional Business Journal

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

Low Country Harley-Davidson and the Warhorse Brotherhood Motorcycle Club are hosting a Veterans Information Expo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Harley dealership.

The event will give veterans access to information about local, state and federal programs, as well as connect them with nonprofit organizations that service veterans.

All veterans, current military and family members are invited to attend the free event. Lunch and entertainment will be provided.

Friends of James Simons is holding The Feast, a fundraiser to support outreach for students in need, from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday at Marshall Walker Real Estate.

The event includes food and beverages from local vendors including Smith Street Pizza, Home Team BBQ, Twenty-Six Divine, Huriyali and Butcher & Bee; music from The Very Hypnotic Band; and Low Country Photo Booth. Charleston poet laureate Marcus Amaker will be the host.

Individual tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door; couples tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

Wich Cream is selling special tribute ice cream sandwiches honoring local farmers. Wich Cream will donate $1 from every tribute wich sold — both mini and regular sizes — back to the farmer.

“Pure Celeste” is the first flavor, because Wich Creams are made with Celeste Albers’ Green Grocer milk. “Pure Celeste” uses Albers’ favorite flavor, vanilla bean, and her favorite flower, rose, and favorite spice, cinnamon. The wafer is made with Carolina Gourdseed corn grown by Celeste and ground into cornmeal by Anson Mills.

The flavor debuted at the Slow Food Charleston’s 2017 Snail Awards and is available now at the downtown Charleston, West Ashley, Sunday Brunch, Johns Island, and Mount Pleasant farmers markets and for special order.

Willow Salon’s downtown location at 4 Liberty St. will host a barbecue and blues event from 6-9 p.m. April 28 to raise money for the fight against blood cancer. Salon owner Nicole Snyder is a 2017 Woman of the Year candidate for the Lowcountry’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The event will include food from Smoke BBQ, music from The Green Thieves and raffle prizes. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door; suggested donation amount is $25 per person. All ticket proceeds benefit the society.

The Arizona State University Alumni Association, in support of the Pat Tillman Foundation, is organizing the Pat Tillman Honor Run – Charleston from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at MUSC Health Stadium.

The ASU Alumni S.C. Club will join runners and walkers for a 4.2-mile family-friendly race to raise money to support the Tillman Scholar program.

More information is available by email to the event captain, Joel Jackson.

Keeper of the Wild is holding a Baby Shower from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Green Barn at Carnes Crossroads. The event is a donation drive for nursery items for the organization, which works to rehabilitate animals that have been injured or abandoned.

Tickets are free; donations are requested. Volunteers and Keeper of the Wild rehab animals will be present. Visitors can take a picture with a possum if they make a donation.

Items requested include fleece blankets, receiving blankets, pillowcases, 20-quart containers, gram scales, cotton balls, Smart Water, Kaytee rodent block, sugar-free baby food, kitten food, naturally shed deer antlers, bird cages and guinea pig cages

Medical equipment such as French 2.8 and 3.5 one-hole feeding tubes; syringes, including O rings of 1/2, 1, 3, 5 or 10 cubic centimeters; and Miracle Nipples can be purchased online through Chris’s Squirrels & More LLC and donated.

Raffle entries will be given to attendees for the following items brought: Puppy Esbilac (Powder Stage 1), Nutrical, Snuggle Safe, Now Pure brewers yeast, and heating pads that do not shut off automatically.

Liza's Lifeline's 8th Annual Golf Tournament is set for 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club.

Proceeds allow Liza’s Lifeline to help victims of domestic violence get out of immediate danger. Along with funds, the tournament helps raise awareness in our community.

Registration is available by email or by calling Doug Warner at 843-991-9085. 


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