Buses from the Salvation Army will be on hand at Lexington Medical Center in Irmo to support of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program and honoring the memory of Brandon Bird Salvation Army. Buses will be in the front parking lot at the Lexington Medical Center receiving toys from noonContinue Reading

Senior Resources is in need of volunteers to deliver hot meals to Meals on Wheels clients in Richland County. Meals on Wheels provides meals to elderly, frail, and home-bound residents at lunchtime five days a week by volunteers. The Meals on Wheels program relies heavily on student groups from localContinue Reading

A food drive benefitting Sharing God’s Love will be held this Saturday, December 5 from 9 am – 3 pm. The event is sponsored in part by: Heather Whitley, Edward Jones Financial Advisor. They will be accepting non-perishable and canned foods, masks, paper products, and personal care items at 1331Continue Reading

The role of being a caregiver will affect almost every single person in the U.S. at some point in their lives. It’s almost as predictable that everyone will also be a care-receiver. This was the premise for a presentation St. Andrews Optimists recently received from Marti Colucci, Director of Leeza’sContinue Reading

Senior Resources has earned Outstanding Philanthropic Large Nonprofit and Outstanding Fundraising Executive Large Nonprofit honors from the Association of Fundraising Professional Central South Carolina Chapter for the 2020 AFP Honors National Philanthropy Day Awards. Senior Resources was awarded the Outstanding Philanthropic Large Nonprofit for the commitment to meeting the nutritionalContinue Reading

Retired Richland County deputy sheriffs and others making deliveries By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Less than one day after delivering 80 Thanksgiving Week dinners to senior citizens across Columbia and the Midlands, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s (RCSD) Project H.O.P.E. was at it again: This time collecting 300 “love bags”Continue Reading

Like many of you, I have powerful memories of holidays from my childhood. Christmas snowglobes, nutcrackers, twinkling lights and staying in my pajamas all day long! There are lots of images, smells and things that rest peacefully in my memory, but mostly there are feelings. That’s what a holiday reallyContinue Reading

Jukebox Memories for Alzheimer’s is now rescheduled for next year as public health officials warn of a second and third wave of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases around the country. The event was originally scheduled for March 27, 2020 at Seawell’s located at 1125 Rosewood Drive in Columbia and then rescheduled forContinue Reading

St. Andrews Optimists recently hosted Jack Sloan as their breakfast speaker. Sloan is the Director of Development for Pawmetto Lifeline. He serves with a large formal staff, eight veterinarians, and at one time or another more than 800 volunteers. The overall goal of the facility is giving its animals safe,Continue Reading

For the first time, Special Olympics South Carolina will not be able to hold any of their in-person gala events. In a typical year there are three – Special Night for Special Olympics in Charleston, Give to Gain Gala in Columbia and the Greenville Gala in Greenville. The 2020 SpecialContinue Reading

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s looked different this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of hosting a large in-person gathering in Columbia, participants walked as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails wherever they chose in the community October 24. To date,Continue Reading