COMMUNITY HELPING HANDS

Donations benefit women in need

brantin@thestate.com (803) 771-8306November 3, 2013 

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RUTH BLACK

— Community Helping Hands — Donations benefit women in need

The S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division Voices Against Violence Committee is collecting personal care items for its 2013 Women in Need Necessities Drive.

Items will be collected through Nov. 30 and donated to various domestic violence shelters throughout the state.

Needed items include paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, office paper, canned goods and other food items, powder laundry detergent, cleaning products, deodorant, toothbrushes, children’s clothes and baby wipes. Additionally, clothes for sexual assault survivors are needed, such as pants with elastic waistbands, packs of underwear, sports bras, T-shirts and socks.

Items can be dropped off at any of the following Columbia locations:

•  Branch & Dhillon, PC, 1201 Main St., suite 1980

•  Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, 1320 Main St., 17th floor

•  Richardson Plowden & Robinson, PA, 1900 Barnwell St.

•  Turner Padget Graham & Laney, PA, 1901 Main St., suite 1700

Tax-deductible monetary donations also are welcome. Checks may be sent directly to the shelter of one’s choosing or made payable to the S.C. Bar YLD Foundation and mailed to S.C. Bar YLD Foundation, Attn: Morgan Crouch, 950 Taylor St., Columbia, SC 29201.

A boost for education

Central Carolina Community Foundation recently awarded $133,150 in scholarships to 53 of the state’s top students.

The foundation manages more than 35 scholarship funds that provide educational opportunities for future generations. Many of the foundation’s scholarship funds have been set up in honor or memory of a loved one or someone who has helped the donor become successful in life.

“Our scholarship funds are just one of many ways that donors in our community work with the foundation to make a difference in the Midlands,” said Central Carolina Community Foundation president and CEO JoAnn Turnquist. “Each scholarship has its own specific purpose and eligibility criteria according to the recommendations of the donor, so each of these students have distinguished themselves in different ways.”

Central Carolina Community Foundation serves 11 counties in the Midlands by helping charitable individuals and businesses meet the needs of the community.

Holiday food drive

Members of the Columbia Classic Chevy Club donated 400 pounds of nonperishable food items to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department last month with proceeds from a food drive at the Woodberry Plaza shopping center parking lot.

The sheriff’s department will distribute the food to county residents who need assistance during the agency’s annual holiday food drive.

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