Helping Out for April 26, 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

The Charleston County Public Library will serve free breakfast to children in need this summer through its participation in the Seamless Summer Feeding Program run by the Charleston County School District.

The program is an extension of the National School Lunch Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. No approval process is required for participants to redeem free breakfast.

The library system will serve breakfast to children and teenagers ages 18 and younger at these branches, except July 4:

Cooper River Memorial Library, 3503 Rivers Ave., North Charleston: June 6 through Aug. 2; 10-11:30 a.m Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Dorchester Road Regional Library, 6325 Dorchester Road, North Charleston: June 8 through Aug. 3; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays.
Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library, 1735 N. Woodmere Drive, Charleston: June 6 through Aug. 4; 10-11 a.m. Mondays through Fridays.
John L. Dart Library, 1067 King St., Charleston: June 6 through July 27; 10-11 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
John’s Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Highway, Johns Island: June 6 through Aug. 2; 11-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Main Library, 68 Calhoun St., Charleston: June 12 through July 28; 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays through Fridays.
McClellanville Library, 222 Baker St., McClellanville: June 6 through July 25; 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
Otranto Road Regional Library, 2261 Otranto Road, North Charleston: June 6 through Aug. 1; 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.
For more information, contact the district’s program manager, Jeremy Tunstill, at 843-297-2240 or via email.

Local law enforcement agencies will administer the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 20 locations across the Lowcountry.

The day is intended to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs while educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

A list of local collection sites is available online.

Wild Birds Unlimited in Mount Pleasant is hosting a bird feeder cleaning event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to benefit Keeper of the Wild.

Feeders can be dropped off all day; between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. attendees can learn more about Keeper of the Wild and meet Breelee, an educational, non-releasable Southern flying squirrel. A donation of $5 per feeder is requested, to go to Keeper of the Wild.

The MUSC Cystic Fibrosis Center is holding a happy hour fundraiser for cystic fibrosis from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 3 at Lagunitas Charleston TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary on East Bay Street.

Lagunitas will donate 100% of beer sales to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which supports research and drug development for cystic fibrosis. A donation of $10 at the door is suggested. The MUSC center will provide heavy appetizers on the third-floor loft at Lagunitas. Drinks must be purchased at the bar.

Donations can be made directly to the center online.

Atlas Technologies Inc. has signed on for the second year as the title “King of the Courts” sponsor for the 17th annual Bocce Bash to benefit Special Olympics South Carolina.

The Bocce Bash has raised more than $800,000 in the past 17 years. Teams spots are still open. Registration is available online.