With Thanksgiving approaching, millions of Americans will choose to give back to their community in a number of different ways. Whether they donate their time, finances, or sheer hard work, any individual can find a way to support. Charleston, South Carolina is home to a number of charitable organizations you can choose to help support in the community. Here are a few:
Charleston Habitat for Humanity
Charleston Habitat for Humanity is a locally run branch of the larger entity, Habitat for Humanity. They offer affordable housing to qualified families for no profit and no charged interest. Volunteers can offer assistance through hard work or donations. Many volunteers give their time and energy to building the homes. Corporate donors may provide their support through offering volunteers or building materials.
- Location: 731 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403
- Phone: 843-722-7145
- Website: www.charlestonhabitat.org
The Ronald McDonald House
Since 1974, The Ronald McDonald House has spread to over 59 different regions around the world. They offer families a comfortable home to live in while their children undergo extensive medical treatment. At the Medical University of South Carolina, The Ronald McDonald House offers a home within the hospital, so families can be close to their children.
- Location: 81 Gadsden Street, Charleston, SC 29401
- Phone: 843 723-7957
- Website: www.rmhcharleston.org
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels delivers over one million meals a day across America. Founded in 1940 during the height of World War II, Meals on Wheels will serve food from a central location or deliver directly to the recipient’s door. Most recipients of the meals have serious health conditions and little to no families. Meals on Wheels could use drivers to help deliver meals or could utilize monetary donations to help provide food to the elderly.
- Charleston Area Senior Citizens Services, Inc
- Location: 259 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 29401
- Phone: 843-722-4127
- Website: www.charlestonareaseniors.org
The American Red Cross (Carolina Lowcountry Chapter)
The American Red Cross reaches over 100 million underprivileged people across the globe each year. Being the largest humanitarian network, the Red Cross supports over 13 million volunteers in 187 countries providing relief for disasters, safer communities, and education. The Carolina Lowcountry Chapter serves Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Jasper counties and is part of the Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross. The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies entirely on donations of blood, money, or time.
- Location: 8085 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, South Carolina, 29406
- Phone: 843-764-2323
- Website: www.redcross.org/sc/north-charleston