Donation Drive for Lowcountry Orphan Relief
Everyone in this neighborhood is so blessed and fortunate. There are children right here in the Tri-County Area (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester County) who need our help. As a neighborhood, those who want to adopt this charity and donate items, please bring the following items to the sales office starting August 4th through August 19th. Dave and Paula Rosenbaum will be taking the items to the center. Clothes can be used as long as they are not stained or ripped. Here is the list of needed items:
Current immediate Needs include:
· Uniforms – Khaki and Navy pants for girls and boys all sizes (starting from size 6-20) can be used or bought new at Walmart
· Uniforms – White and Navy tops for girls and boys all sizes, preferably unisex (starting from size 6-20)
· Shoes for boys and girls all sizes (starting from size 13- Adult sizes) Preferably tennis shoes/sneakers for play
· Socks for boys and girls all sizes
· Underwear for boys and girls all sizes, as well as undershirts (big need)
· Hair care products for children of color (big need)
School Supplies, all kinds-
· Spiral notebooks
· Paper-wide & college ruled
· Marble composition books- wide & college ruled
· Three-ringed Binders- 1″ to 2″ white
· Pencil Sharpeners
· Pencils, Colored Pencils, Pens, Pencil Cases
· Colored markers/highlighters
· Folders/Book report covers
· Glue sticks
· Hand sanitizer
If you prefer to make a cash donation, make checks payable to Lowcountry Orphan Relief and I will have an envelope in the sales office.
Below is information on the organization:
Lowcountry Orphan Relief is a local non-profit organization that provides support services and aid to meet the needs of Lowcountry children identified as at-risk or suffering from abandonment, abuse and neglect. Our Founder, Lynn Young established LOR in 2003 after serving as a Guardian Ad Litem in the Court System. She was the “voice” for children who had been removed from their homes. Lynn saw that the children removed were often taken in the middle of the night or while at school and were unable to get their belongings to bring with them. The court system can take up to two weeks to process these children; and during that time, the children have to make do with whatever clothing and personal items they had when they left their homes. In many cases, Lynn witnessed children staying in the same clothing often up to one week.
Government financial support for the child is not immediately afforded to Foster Parents or Group Homes. LOR was born from the need to immediately provide children with clothing and necessities. Lynn began her effort to make change by persuading friends to collect and donate life’s necessities for these children. She started LOR by collecting items on her front porch and today we have a Distribution Center in North Charleston that fills orders for children within 48 hours. On average, we fill 16 orders per day. Last year we filled over 2,700 orders for children in the Lowcountry.
LOR serves more than 100 organizations in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties, including the Department of Social Services, all local group foster homes, foster parents, the Disabilities Board of Charleston, local schools, and more. For each child, we are able to provide 2 weeks of new to gently used clothing, pajamas, shoes, toiletries, school supplies and uniforms, as well as coats, books, stuffed animals, and new socks and underwear.
In the last 10 years, LOR has served over 20,000 children in our community.
Thank you, Paula Rosenbaum