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The three main community service and charitable activities of the SHL are:
  • SHL Volunteer Network: Each month, a team of SHL members goes to a local charitable organization and volunteers to do whatever is needed. For instance, we may be painting, cleaning, sorting donations, or putting together aid packages. Groups that have benefitted from our efforts include the Lowcountry Food Bank, Windwood Farm and the Carolina Youth Development Center. The arrangements are made in advance by an SHL coordinator, sometimes without much advance notice. So, the best way to become involved is to join the SHL and make sure you are signed up for SHL Volunteer Network e-mail announcements at our our e-mail preferences page. An announcement about volunteer activities is mailed to all members each month.
  • Adopt-a-Highway: The SHL is responsible for keeping a portion of the highway on James Island looking neat and clean. More volunteers are always appreciated. Keep an eye on the newsletter for announcements regarding clean-up dates.
  • Charity of the Quarter: In addition to our other community service activities, the SHL also is involved in the collection of money for charities. Each quarter, we will announce to our members the name of the charity we are currently collecting for. SHL members then pool their donations and we give the charity a single (hopefully, quite large) check from the SHL. Charities we have given to include Run for the Cure, Lowcountry Orphan Relief, the Carolina Youth Development Center, and Windwood Farm. Donations can be made by check or credit card. To pay by check, make out a check to "SHL" with "Charity of the Quarter" written as a note in the lower left corner and bring it to our meeting or mail it to "SHL / Post Office Box 32256 / Charleston, SC 29417". To pay by credit card, please click the "Donate" button below.

    Make a Donation now to People Against Rape, our charity of the quarter:

    The SHL Charity of the Quarter for January through March 2018 is People Against Rape, a local Lowcountry advocacy organization helping women and men recover from the trauma of sexual assault.

    You can use the button below to make a donation to them through the SHL. At the end of the quarter, we will provide this deserving organization with a donation equal to the total amount collected through checks and this form. These donations help the charitable organization financially and can help improve the reputation of the SHL. (Note that these donations are tax deductible. You will receive an e-mail confirmation that can be used as a receipt.)

(Of course, individually, SHL members are involved in many more charitable activities than just these. Individual members give money and volunteer their time to many different organizations.)

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