How Can I Help?

Volunteer

Organization Location(s) Contact Services
TUW Volunteer Opportunities       Multiple (843) 740-9000 Anyone interested in volunteering with any of the agencies listed on our resource page are encouraged to contact them directly for the most up to date information on need and shifts. 
Lowcountry Food Bank 2864 Azalea Dr. Charleston apeiffer@lcfbank.org Volunteers who feel well and are comfortable coming to the Food Bank in Charleston to help pack food for BackPack Buddies and Disaster Relief Boxes. Wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing.
US Digital Response   info@usdigitalresponse.org Volunteer your technical skills remotely to assist local governments with the COVID-19 response.
Charleston Area Senior Citizens   meals@charlestonareaseniors.com "Adopt A Senior" and get paired with a senior to assist them with food pickup, errands, etc.
Enough Pie's Community Buddy program   info@enoughpie.org Volunteers get paired with up to five elderly “buddies” from local nursing homes + assisted living facilities that they call to check up on several times a week.

Donate

Organization Location(s) Contact Hours Services
MUSC Health 4295 Arco Lane Charleston, SC 29418 simonj@musc.edu Monday-Friday, 8 am -  5 pm Donate supplies to MUSC Health.
MUSC Foundation       Donate to the MUSC COVID-19 Emergency Fund
American Red Cross Multiple     Collects blood donations and distributes to hospitals and health centers.
Roper St. Francis 9156 University Blvd., Suite 200. Covid19Donations@rsfh.com Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm. No appointment needed. Donation center for critical supplies.
Lowcountry Food Bank 2864 Azalea Dr. Charleston  bshaw@lcfbank.org   To make a donation over the phone, contact Caitlyn Dale, Philanthropy Operations Officer, at 843-747-8146. 
Thrive SC   (843) 830-4677; info@thrivesaveslives.org 9 am - 6 pm Donate empty rentals for transitional housing for domestic abuse survivors during COVID-19 event.
Thrive Charleston Mask Force       Sew cotton masks from patterns provided online to donate to medical professionals.
Keeper of the Wild   jan@keeperofthewild.org   Donate or volunteer to transport animals.
One Fair Wage       Donate to provide cash assistance to food & beverage workers affected by COVID-19.
GoFundMe Small    Business Relief Initiative          Donate to provide small businesses with grants across the United States.
Sew. Some. Good       Sew cotton masks from patterns provided online to donate to medical professionals.
Donate to the One SC Fund       The funds will be held at Central Carolina Community Foundation. The funds deployed will enhance the efforts already underway in several counties and regions across South Carolina and will be used to address gaps in the response efforts, including support for communities that lack resources or an organized philanthropic response.
Heroes Need Masks       In order to safely do their jobs during this pandemic, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, first responders, therapists, technologists, and housekeeping staff need the right gear. 
If you have extra supplies, be a hero and donate them to your local hospital or clinic. Take a photo, tag us, and encourage others to give as well. 
Charleston Hope Amazon wishlist       We enhance school culture and climate in Charleston's highest-poverty, Title 1 schools. During COVID-19, we are working with teachers across Charleston County School District to meet their students and families needs of food, snacks, hygiene items, and baby items. Please send the items directly to us using the address listed so we can continue to provide for our families.
Charleston Junior League Diaper Bank Junior League of Charleston Office
51 Folly Road
Charleston, SC 29407
    Drop off diapers at the Junior League of Charleston office, or donate via Amazon, Walmart Registry or Target Registry. 
Pet Helpers       Gofundme account asking for monetary contributions to help sustain our mission-there is no gift too small, and every dollar helps. Our animals are counting on us!
CSU Student Emergency Care Fund        Charleston Southern University has established a COVID-19 Student Emergency Care Fund for students who would benefit from additional financial assistance during this disruptive time. Anyone who is interested can donate and students can submit requests for assistance. 
SC Hospitality Relief Fund        The SC Hospitality Employee Relief COVID-19 Fund was created to help South Carolina hospitality industry employees experiencing hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Through this Fund, grants will be made to industry employees who have demonstrated being financially impacted by COVID-19, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment.   
Post & Courier Charity Guide       As more and more hospitality and performance industries are feeling the financial strain related to the coronavirus pandemic, The Post and Courier will assist in getting the word out on local fundraising opportunities for these industries.
CofC Student Emergency Fund        A gift to the Student Emergency Fund provides students support with textbooks and school supplies, food, household bills, rent, etc. 
Pay It Forward Charleston        With every $10 donated, a Charleston F&B community member will receive a grocery bag filled with goods purchased at a discounted rate from local farmers. Your donation helps to support farmers who are hurting in the wake of Covid-19 and put food on the plates of F&B community members that are out of work.
Coastal Community Foundation        This Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations in our region working with priority groups, including senior citizens, children, health-compromised, and workers in the hospitality and tourism industry. This Fund is designed to make grants only to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
SC Hospital Association        Seeking community partners with the ability to quickly source and/or make needed medical supplies (e.g. face shields, gowns, ventilators, masks, and other products as needed) to support the State of South Carolina’s COVID-19 response. Also seeking community partners with the capability to test and certify such medical supplies toward the COVID-19 response. 
CHSToday: How to Support Local Restaurants        If you’re able to help but don’t know where to begin, we’ve got a list of restaurant relief funds and other ways you can lend a hand right now. Plus: This list also includes several opportunities for hospitality employees who are out of work due to the pandemic.
Adopt A Local Restaurant       “Adopt a Local Restaurant” campaign is aimed to help the Lowcountry’s food and beverage companies and their staff stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis, this campaign encourages the community to pledge to order from local establishments a minimum of once a week or pledging to contribute to their employee fund or virtual tip jar.