Gala to benefit Lowcountry Orphan Relief
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) —
The goal of the Lowcountry Orphan Relief is to help children around the Lowcountry who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Their annual gala is coming up in September. This is their largest fundraiser of the year and it’s sure to be a night to remember to help those who are often forgotten.
Notebooks, crayons, stuffed animals and clothes line the walls of Lowcountry Orphan Relief. “This year, we’re not going with a theme necessarily, we’re just sticking with a night for new beginnings.” Sheilagh Carlisle, Director of Marketing and Development said.
The black tie optional event will be held at the Charleston Gaillard Center on September 7, 2018.
Nearly 300 tickets are expected to be sold. “Proceeds are all going to kids in need here in Charleston, so our mission is to help kids who are at risk in the community or have suffered from abuse, abandonment, neglect that are entering into the foster care system.” Carlisle added.
In years past, thousands of dollars have been raised.
The goal this year is to make it the biggest year yet. “It really sets the tone for our funding into next year, every year we are aiming to help more kids in the community, helping grow the organization, and really just impacting a wider area than we’re helping already in Charleston, so yeah, it’s exciting.” Carlisle said.
There will be a cocktail hour, an auction with our own Tom Crawford and much more. Tickets can be bought online here: http://lowcountryorphanrelief.org/gala2018/