The Tent City of Charleston Initiative is a group of civil minded citizens whose hearts stretch far beyond the borders of the holy city.? Their generosity and hope of a better tomorrow are a guiding light for us to follow.
Surrounded by all the wonderful media, boutique hotels, five star restaurants, booming economy and educational foundation lies a small population of homeless that live in small tent cities in Charleston.? Most of us have witnessed these mobile residents and have looked beyond them.
There is a group who has dedicated themselves to being guardian angels and banding together to give them the basic needs to sustain themselves and their families.
Each week, a wish list and a recurring list of basic needs are released to the public.? There is no obligation or fan fare, just community partnership and generosity.? Five locations have offered their businesses as drop off points.
If items are for a specific person, the donor just has to leave a note with the name of the person who will receive the items.
Drop Off Sites
Habitat for Humanity – 469 C Long Point Rd
Lowcountry Consignments off of Hwy 41 (1179 Gregorie Ferry Road)
The Shelter Kitchen and Bar – 202 Coleman Boulevard
Pleasant Paws Day Spa – Belle Station Boulevard
Mjm Salon Company – 8410 Rivers Ave Suite I
This weeks wish list includes:
You may not know John, Christopher, Noah, Dana, David, Jeffrey or Peter, but like you and I, they wake each day and breathe the same air.? They unfortunately, do not have a place to call home or the financial luxuries so many of us are accustomed to.? Without jeopardizing their pride, this initiative has lead a crusade to once again show the strength of the City of Charleston and its incredible ability to help one another.
If you want to become part of something bigger than yourself this holiday season or even beyond, give to those that cannot help themselves.
To all the volunteers of this initiative, so for five years, thank you for once again showing the power of love in Charleston.