Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and as we consider all we have to be thankful for, it’s also a good time to pay it forward to those less fortunate. Community service doesn’t have to be a chore; it can be as fun and fulfilling as you make it! Check out these ways to give back and have fun in Charleston this holiday season.
Volunteer with the Lowcountry Food Bank
The Lowcountry Food Bank makes a huge difference in the fight against hunger in the Lowcountry. In fact, it serves 10 counties here on the South Carolina coast, with distribution centers located in Charleston, Yemassee, and Myrtle Beach. There are lots of ways you can get involved as an individual or group, including:
- Cooking and food prep
- Food donation sorting and packaging
- Nutrition education
- Administrative tasks
- Volunteering at events
To learn more about how you can fight hunger in Charleston, fill out a volunteer application online.
Get Hands-On with Charleston Habitat for Humanity
Charleston Habitat for Humanity is on a mission to ensure everyone has a decent place to live by working within communities to build affordable housing and open the door to homeownership for low-income families.
You can contribute through volunteering, donating money, or donating building supplies, but regardless, you should definitely consider volunteering on a build site, as an individual or with a group. You don’t need any prior construction experience, just a willingness to roll up your sleeves and follow directions! Helping to build a Habitat for Humanity house is a great group project for your neighborhood association, church group, office mates, scouting organization, sports team, or just your friends and family.
While donating money and supplies is important to so many charitable organizations in Charleston, nothing compares to leaving your house and building something meaningful with your own two hands—especially if what you’re building is a safe home for a family in need.
Host a Fundraiser
Giving your own time and money to good causes in Charleston is wonderful, but what if you could get even more people involved? If you’re looking for fundraising ideas to raise donations for a local nonprofit, you’re in the right place. At Charleston Fun Park, we put the FUN in fundraiser with exciting events that adults and kids alike love. Our many entertainment attractions (go karts, putt putt, bumper cars, mini bowling, virtual reality games, an arcade) ensure that we have something for everyone, so you can rest assured that your Charleston fundraiser event will be a crowd-pleaser. After all, happy guests open their wallets more generously, which means more donations for the causes close to your heart.
To learn more about hosting a fundraiser at Charleston Fun Park, visit us online or call us at 843-971-1223.