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Giving Back Profiles

One local couple has logged 16 years as volunteer divers in the South Carolina Aquarium’s Great Ocean Tank

A far-reaching Farm-to-School Initiative based at College of Charleston helps kids nourish their minds and bodies alike

A fledgling nonprofit engages adults with special needs in activities centered around healthy living and creative self-expression

Hundreds of volunteers pay biweekly visits to 14 local schools, helping the nonprofit Reading Partners boost students’ skills

Through art, yoga, music, and more, Respite Care Charleston cultivates feelings of pride and productivity in locals with dementia

Begun five years ago by a local teen, Charleston Hope will deliver gifts to some 4,000 kids this Christmas

Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) has been sheltering children and guiding them to brighter tomorrows for 225 years

Each Memorial Day, the Charleston Men’s Chorus honors fallen heroes with an always-sold-out Piccolo Spoleto concert

The Bee Cause Project is busily installing hives (67 by spring’s end!) in schools and businesses here and beyond

The Charleston Natural History Society transforms 40-some acres of former farmland into thriving native ecosystems

The Food Rescue Truck has one mission: collect enough fare from area businesses to feed homeless locals at One80 Place seven days a week

In-school eye screenings help ensure good vision for thousands of Charleston preschoolers

At the Sewee Center, volunteer Rob Johnson is working to save the endangered red wolf, one litter of pups at a time

For 57 years, Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) has been saving endangered downtown homes through a ground-breaking revolving fund

With help from Lowcountry volunteers and donors, Palmetto Medical Initiative brings health care to some of the world’s poorest countries

The Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association puts paint on school palettes 

A 10-year-old sells lemonade to raise funds for pediatric cancer

Ebony City Soccer Club has cultivated 33 years of team players

Healing Farms creates opportunity for developmentally disabled adults and


Coastal Community Foundation celebrates 40 years of helping individuals and nonprofits better the Lowcountry