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Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC)

Where: North Charleston

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

CYDC offers several services to children in North Charleston from various living situations. They offer group home services to children in foster care. They also offer several afterschool programs, skills-based development classes, and mentoring opportunities to families in North Charleston. 

Volunteer Activity: Volunteers will be working on their campus to help with upkeep on their 200-acre campus. Please bring work gloves, weed eaters, and hedge trimmers. 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. 

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.

Shem Creek Headwaters Clean Up

Where: Mount Pleasant

Ideal for: Adults and families with children middle school and 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 headwaters of Shem Creek to help restore Shem Creek, prevent pollution, and have a tangible impact on the environment. All supplies will be provided by the Town of Mount Pleasant

Waterfront Park Clean Up

Where: Mount Pleasant

Ideal for: Adults and families with children in elementary and middle school

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 serving as volunteers at Windwood’s Spring Festival. All games and supplies will be provided by LifePark. Feel free to bring booth decorations!

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. They merged with another church in March 2023 and inherited the original church building that needs a little TLC. 

Volunteer Activity: Volunteers will help Harbor City Church update their new space. 

Pickney Elementary School

Where: Mount Pleasant

Ideal for: Adults 

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

 

FAQ’s

WHEN is the next Love Local? 

Love Local will be November 11, 2023 from 8:00 am until noon.

WHAT is Love Local?

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. 

WHERE is Love Local?

Love Local is throughout our tri-county area. We will start the day together in LifePark West, and will be sent out to our partner organizations. Depending on your selected service opportunity you’ll be spending the rest of the morning in Mount Pleasant, Charleston, or North Charleston.

WHY Love Local? Why these partners?

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. 

WHO can participate in Love Local?

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

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