We’ve been making the most of our 30th year in business by supporting some of our favorite local charitable organizations, and since it’s Valentines Day, our February donations are all heart.
The Green Heart Project
builds gardens in local schools to teach students lessons of respect, teamwork, accountability, and entrepreneurship. They also teach the importance of fresh food, sustainability, and caring for the environment.The Green Heart Project works in conjunction with the local community, City of Charleston, school districts, and local architects to design, develop and install “Micro-Farms.” Each farm is fully irrigated, organic, and self-sustained, providing the students, teachers and community with a rich, urban agricultural experience and teaching tool – and a lot of fresh produce! The students who are involved in the programs are forever changed by this hands-on, experiential learning. Check out the volunteer opportunities
, ways to donate, and other ideas to generally get involved on their website. (Thanks to Emily Gildea for nominating!)
, an inclusive arts community provides visual arts, music, and performing arts mentorships and community engagement for adults with special needs. Since 2014, HEART has helped adults with special needs create compelling art, lasting relationships, community support, accomplishment, acceptance, a higher self-esteem and a sense of purpose and meaning. If you get the opportunity to see a performance by this group, do not miss it! There are opportunities to mentor and otherwise volunteer (as well as donate) on their website and we encourage you to join us in supporting Charleston’s “HEARTists.” (Thanks to Rebecca Narkiewicz for nominating!)
In addition to our #dunes30for30 donations, we’ve also signed a sponsorship agreement with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra
for their 2019 Season. We’re honored to support a group that offers not only wonderful musical performances throughout the year at the Charleston Music Hall, but also provides educational programs and community outreach.
We are also sponsor of the upcoming Wine, Women, and Shoes
event (at the new Hotel Bennett!) supporting the Florence Crittenton Programs of SC.
IOP Gals Clean Up at Adopt a Highway
And finally, Very Special Thanks to Rebecca & Jeff Narkiewicz, Jack Hurley, Judd Borders, Scott Pierce, Betty Poore, John Grimm, Nicole Brooks, Christy Humphries, Donna Bell, Beth Putman, and Susan Petty for volunteering with Adopt a Highway – on a Saturday – to keep Palm Blvd clean 🙂