My Favorite Charities in Charleston SC

Charleston Parks Conservancy

We’re planning, planting and renovating our city’s parks. Check out what we’ve done so far and find out where you fit in! Exciting things are happening in our parks and green spaces. The Charleston Parks Conservancy is an active player in this positive change. As an advocate for the parks, we are involved in renovation projects and park maintenance schemes throughout the city parks system. Through the Charleston Park Angels and partnering with other like-minded groups, great things are happening!

Pet Helpers

Pet Helpers is a private, non-profit 501c 3 Adoption Center and Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic that serves communities across the Lowcountry. Our mission is to end the euthanasia of all adoptable cats and dogs by keeping all animals until adopted; providing low cost spay/neuter surgeries; offering humane education programs; pursuing animal cruelty prosecution; and initiating animal welfare legislation.

Charleston Animal Society

The mission of the Charleston Animal Society is to promote responsible guardianship of domestic animals and advocate the compassionate treatment of all animals.

In order to accomplish our mission we: strive to promote temporary sanctuary to lost, abandoned or abused domestic animals; promote adoption; provide medical care to indigent pets; eliminate overpopulation of animals with aggressive spay/neuter and education programs; provide education about responsible pet guardianship; reunite lost pets and their owners; and reduce cruelty through stronger ordinances; investigations, partnerships and education.

Historic Charleston Foundation

Established in 1947, Historic Charleston Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the historical, architectural and material culture that make up Charleston's rich and irreplaceable heritage.  The Foundation seeks to achieve this through active advocacy, participation in community planning, educational and volunteer programs, the preservation of properties, research; and technical and financial assistance programs.

Habitat for Humanity

Charleston Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to qualified families at no profit and with no interest charged.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide sponsorships and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.

Since we began in 1989, 70 homes have been built in the cities of Charleston and North Charleston with a further 40 homes constructed internationally, through the Habitat for Humanity International tithe program.

Keep Charleston Beautiful

The City of Charleston, South Carolina is world renowned for its history, natural beauty and charm. Since 1977, Keep Charleston Beautiful has been working to maintain the beauty of the area through education, public awareness and community involvement. A clean Charleston is a visible demonstration of the pride that area residents take in their community.

Keep Charleston Beautiful is a committed group of community leaders appointed by Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. to take the lead in keeping the City of Charleston clean and beautiful. The work of the Commission extends to all areas of the City of Charleston including the Charleston Peninsula, West Ashley, James Island, Daniel Island, and Johns Island

Water Missions International

Water Missions International is a nonprofit, Christian engineering organization serving the water and sanitation needs of people in developing countries and disaster areas. Water Missions International  uses low-maintenance, appropriate water technologies for drinking water treatment and distribution, wastewater management, and storm water control.

Water Missions International's mission is to provide sustainable access to safe water and an opportunity to hear the "Living Water" message in developing countries and disaster areas. Water Missions International's vision is that no person should perish for want of safe drinking water or an opportunity to hear the "Living Water" message.

Clean water is the source of life. It is the foundation for health, education, and viable economies. Through the generous support of individuals, churches, nonprofits, and businesses, Water Missions International has brought relief and hope to more than two million people across the globe.

Scottish Rite- Rite Care

Since the 1950's, Scottish Rite Masons have been committed to operating centers that provide professional speech and language therapy to children diagnosed with communication disorders.  These centers are staffed by licensed and certified speech and language pathologists.  In more than 170 Rite Care Programs across the country, professional therapy is made available to children without regard to race, creed, or religion.  In South Carolina, this therapy is available to children and their families free of charge.

MUSC Children's Hospital

An integral part of the Medical University of South Carolina, the MUSC Children's Hospital is dedicated to enhancing the health of children throughout South Carolina, and to providing an environment that supports excellence in pediatric patient care, teaching and research. Our employees believe that children have special needs for everything from their medicines and the size of their beds to special care that only specially trained pediatric professionals can provide.

We pride ourselves in our dedication to provide a broad educational experience in all aspects of pediatric medicine through the MUSC Department of Pediatrics. Our commitment to research leads to discoveries that will make a difference in the lives of children and generations to come. By doing what we do best, MUSC Children's Hospital hopes to help kids do what they do best - be kids without a care in the world.  


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