|It’s National Volunteer Week, Charleston. To observe this time, here is a list of reader-submitted volunteer opportunities:
🧠 Advocates for mental illness + health awareness
Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center | Join various anti-stigma community events
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) | Become a facilitator of support groups
💙 Aiding abuse + assault survivors
Tri-County S.P.E.A.K.S | Provide support services for victims + survivors of sexual assault
Dee Norton Center | Become a child advocate
🐶 Animal lovers
Unchain Charleston | Build fences for chained dogs
Pet Helpers | Help end euthenasia by keeping all animals until they find their fur-ever home
🍼 Assisting with basic needs
Our Lady of Mercy | Help with food, clothing, women’s health, and dental needs
Tricounty Family Ministries | Assist with drive-through + in-person pickup of food, toiletries, diapers, and more
Charleston County Public Library | Donate gently-used books
Charleston Friends of the Library | Assist with annual book sales
🛠 Chip + Joanna Gaines types
Habitat for Humanity | Build homes for members of the community
Hope to Home Furniture Resource | Transform living spaces of those in need by delivering furniture
🩺 Healthcare heroes
MUSC Kids Special Care Nursery | Give babies comfort + touch for emotional and physical development
MUSC Kids | Create scrub hats, therapy dolls, and knitted blankets for children at MUSC Health
🐕🦺 Helping disabled community members
Friends of Joseph Floyd Manor | Assist elderly + disabled residents
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired SC | Help blind or visually impaired community members practice braille
🌿 Outdoorsy folks
Greenheart | Teach children how to grow vegetables + build gardens locally
Charleston Parks Conservancy | Try gardening or being an Aqua Angel
🦋 Social butterflies
Junior League of Charleston | Women promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and more
13th Annual Chef's Potluck | Proceeds from this event benefit Proceeds go to Lowcountry Local First’s Good Farming Initiative
🌈 Supporting the local LGBTQ+ community
We Are Family | Community outreach for Charleston’s LGBTQ+ youth
Art Pot Multicultural Group | Help create a space of integration, culture, and education
🎒 Teachers + mentors
Be A Mentor | Empowering students to reach their full potential
Trident United Way | Teach English as a Second Language
Don’t see anything that fits your interests? Check out VolunteerMatch — a resource that helps you find local volunteer opportunities suited to your preferences.
Share this with a friend you want to volunteer with. 💕
○ 75º | Cloudy | 24% chance of rain
○ Low: 1:07 a.m. + 1:46 p.m.
○ High: 7:47 a.m. + 7:49 p.m.
○ The US Army Corps of Engineers will work with Mt. Pleasant to restore the Crab Bank bird sanctuary by using earth dredged from the Charleston Harbor to expand the rapidly-eroding riverbank. The expansion will take place further away from the mouth of Shem Creek than originally proposed. (WCIV)
○ Javonte Middleton — a cornerback at the Citadel — is the first player to wear the number 0 on the Bulldogs football team. This year, that jersey number was given to the team’s military captain. The NCAA has only recently allowed players to wear the number 0. 🏈 (The Post and Courier)
○ Coach Pat Kelsey at the College of Charleston added 6 new players to the men’s basketball team last week. Several of the students are transfers from other schools + 2 are incoming freshmen. 🏀 (The Post and Courier)
○ Business.org announced that SC is home to the highest paid veterinarians in the country when compared to the state’s median income. SC Veterinarians earn an average annual salary of $112,580 — which is 153.70% higher than the state’s overall average of $44,380. 🐶 (WCIV)
○ Police departments across the Lowcountry will help combat the opioid crisis by giving deputies + police officers specialized training on how to respond to opioid overdose scenarios and provide overdose patients with information on local treatment plans. (WCSC)
○ Mex 1 Coastal Cantina is joining the Sunday brunch scene. All 3 locations will now serve huevos rancheros, breakfast tacos, churro donuts + more every Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 🌮 (Charleston City Paper)
○ The SC Independent Colleges + Universities recognized 20 winners of this year’s Excellence In Teaching Awards. CSU Professor of Theatre Thomas Keating is among the winners. Professor Keating is the coordinator of CSU’s Theatre Program + directs at least 2 productions annually. Bravo, Professor Keating. 🎭
○ Restaurants + hotel groups are currently struggling to find workers to meet the increasing demand for their businesses. Know of someone hiring in the service or hospitality industry right now? Email us, and let us know. (WCSC)
○ As many of you know, we operate under a larger parent company called 6AM City. One of our founders, Ryan Heafy, was recently featured on the SC Launch CEO Podcast. Want to listen to our story? Listen to the interview here. 🗣️
○ The Biden administration has announced the $1.7 billion funding of a network dedicated to tracking + researching coronavirus mutations. This will include further COVID-19 gene-mapping, partnerships with research universities, and the creation of a data system to analyze virus information. (The Post and Courier)
○ Visit SCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data and stats + information regarding the vaccine. Data and stats regarding South Carolina’s employment, businesses, economy, and education can be found on accelerateSC’s website.
Click the button below for local resources regarding COVID-19.
|Areas across SC beaches will be roped off to protect nesting birds over the next few weeks. These protected areas will give birds some much needed space away from us humans + our pets.
Sometimes, it can be hard to notice nesting areas because these birds like to nest directly on the sand, but check out the graphic above so you can learn to recognize the signs of a nesting area. 🐣
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○ Sunset Beach Yoga (Dolphin Week) | Mon., Apr. 19 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Breach Inlet, 3217 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island | $10 | Support the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network with a sunset yoga class on the beach. 🐬
○ Virtual STEM: Seed Science | Thurs., Apr. 1 | 2 p.m. | Virtual via Charleston County Public Library | Free | Visit the CCPL Facebook page to join the event live. Kids will learn to make their own seed paper. 🌱
○ All Together Now: Addressing Climate Change | Mon., Apr. 19 | 7 p.m. | Virtual via League of Women’s Voters of the Charleston Area | Free with registration | Join Charleston’s Climate Coalition + members of Christchurch, New Zealand, in a conversation on climate change. 🌎
○ Paint and Sip | Mon., Apr. 19 | 7-9 p.m. | Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston | $30 | This week will feature a painting of Baby Yoda. 🎨
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
Red Hot Mamas is an online women’s education series focused on navigating menopause, hosted each month through October 2021 by Roper St. Francis Healthcare | Photo by the CHStoday team
Calling all women: How much do you really know about menopause? It’s something not often talked about — so Roper St. Francis Healthcare is hosting a new, free online event series walking women through menopausal health: Red Hot Mamas Virtual Lunch & Learn Series. 🔥
We recently attended the first class of the new series — here’s how it went + how you can #TryThis.
What we tried (with pricing):
We registered for the first class in the series, Urinary Concerns at Menopause, held on March 23, for free. Online registration was easy, and we received a link to the Zoom session 2 days before the class, as well as a pre-class survey.
The session was super informational, with the hosting doctor (a Roper St. Francis Healthcare OBGYN) walking attendees through a ~30-min. presentation, answering questions for another ~30 mins, then finishing the presentation with another Q+A at the end. The session concluded with a post-class survey and links to all the resources that were discussed.
See what our session looked like in our #TryThis Instagram Story, and click below for the upcoming classes. 💃 Ⓟ
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