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Love Local

Join us April 27 for our next Love Local event. Love Local is a local outreach event all about meeting needs in our local community. This event is for groups, families, and individuals who want to join together to partner with local organizations. Volunteers will be able to build and grow relationships with each other, learn about local organizations, and meet needs within our community.

Love Local offers connection points to individuals within the church, needs within our community, and organizations that are meeting those needs. This isn’t just service for service’s sake. This is an opportunity to come together as a community and impact those around us. This is an opportunity to grow deeper in relationships with one another. This is an opportunity to learn something new about our community. Love Local is not just about meeting needs. Love Local is about learning more about our community and loving it more fully.

We’ve selected our partners based on which organizations were able to host teams, offer service opportunities that had a lasting impact, and ensure that teams could serve together in a safe way. It is our hope that volunteers will walk away from their partner organization more knowledgeable about a local need, how that organization is meeting that need, and a sense of impact.

Anyone can participate in a service opportunity! However, anyone under the age of 18 must serve with a parent.

Descriptions of Serving Opportunities:

Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC)

Where: North Charleston

Ideal for: Adults and families with children middle school or older

Founded in 1790, the Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) serves families in crisis and seeking support, and children who are experiencing homelessness or are victims of physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and abandonment. They provide family education, preservation, residential, and reunification services that teach, heal, strengthen, and empower more than 900 children and families across the Lowcountry each year.

Volunteer Activity: Volunteers will be doing yardwork, painting interior rooms, and sorting donations. Please bring work gloves and weed eaters. Yard bags will be provided.

East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO)

Where: Mount Pleasant

Ideal for: Adults and families with children five and older

ECCO works to meet the needs of low-income families East of the Cooper River by connecting neighbors to neighbors. ECCO offers a clothing closet, food bank and other financial, medical and dental services.

Volunteer Activity: Volunteers will be organizing food and clothing donations. Everything you need will be provided.

East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO)

Where: Mount Pleasant

This event is reserved for our preschool families.

ECCO works to meet the needs of low-income families East of the Cooper River by connecting neighbors to neighbors. ECCO offers a clothing closet, food bank and other financial, medical and dental services.

Volunteer Activity: Volunteers will take a tour of ECCO, receive a list of their most needed items, shop at Harris Teeter next door (LifePark is purchasing food), and sort their donations.

** NOTE **
To make sure this serving opportunity is reserved for our preschool families, the registration for this location will only allow you to register a preschool-age child. However, this is not a drop-off event! After registration, the Missions Team will be in touch to register the rest of your family.

Hope to Home

Where: North Charleston

Ideal for: Adults and families with children middle school and older

Hope to Home is a furniture resource housed in a warehouse just north of downtown Charleston. They provide basic furniture to individuals who are going in transitional housing or housing instability.

Volunteer Activity: Volunteers will be helping deliver furniture to recipients, organizing their warehouse, and assisting in special projects that help the weekly operation. Everything you need will be provided. Just bring a water bottle.

Park Clean Up

Where: TBD

Ideal for: This will be ideal for adults or families with children 11 or older.

LifePark is partnering with the Town of Mount Pleasant to help keep our environment clean and healthy. This is a great opportunity to partner with our city for our city.

Volunteer Activity: Volunteers work together to clean the park, prevent pollution, and have a tangible impact on the environment. All supplies will be provided by the Town of Mount Pleasant.

Child-Friendly Park Clean Up

Where: TBD

Ideal for: This location will be away from active roads and easy to navigate. This will be ideal for families with kids ages 4-10.

LifePark is partnering with the Town of Mount Pleasant to keep our environment clean and healthy. This is a great opportunity to partner with our city for our city.

Volunteer Activity: Volunteers will work together to clean up debris and litter in a local park. All supplies will be provided by the Town of Mount Pleasant.

Windwood Farm

Where: Awendaw

Ideal for: Adults or families with students

Windwood Farm is a local boys’ home that provides holistic care to boys who have been removed from their families due to neglect, assault, or domestic violence.

Volunteer Activity: Volunteers will be doing yardwork. Volunteers should bring gloves, loppers, weed eaters, rakes, etc.

Harbor City Church

Where: West Ashley

Ideal for: Adults and families with students

Harbor City church is a church planting partner of LifePark located in West Ashley. We will be providing some TLC to their facility.

Volunteer Activity: There is an indoor project and an outdoor project. Volunteers inside will be demolishing an old fireplace. The outdoor team will do some basic landscaping. Volunteers working on the fireplace will need to bring sledgehammers, shovels, and brooms. Volunteers working on the landscaping are asked to bring shovels and wheelbarrows if they have them.

Pickney Elementary School

Where: Mount Pleasant

Ideal for: Adults

KidsPark holds Good News Bible Clubs at this elementary school each week after school. We are excited to help them improve their campus during our Love Local event!

Volunteer Activity: Volunteers will repair picnic tables and benches around the school grounds.

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Date

Apr 27 2024

Time

All Day
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