Areas of Service
Human Trafficking is rising and alarming injustice happening in places around the world. You may have heard about it in Africa or Nepal but how about across the street from your childhood neighborhood? Human Trafficking involves the act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harboring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them (men, women and children). For more info visit www.unodc.org. This year we will be working with the A21 East Coast group.
- Goal: Raise money to help start a local initiative
- Ways to get involved: Raise awareness about this injustice happening in your neighborhood, nation and world. Help start an abolitionist group at CSU. Help with fundraising projects to meet our local goal.
Be a Mentor
Be a Mentor recruits mentors from leading organizations. They strive to serve at-risk populations of Charleston’s youth. Time with a child gives them someone to look up to, high self-esteem, better school attendance and better grades, more confidence and a positive caring friend.
- Goal: Continue a partnership with Stall High School, Manage 35 mentors
- Ways to get involved: Commit to being a mentor at Stall High School where CSU has started a chapter. Stop by the Student Activities office.
Crisis Ministries provides food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person at a time, one family at a time. Along with serving a daily meal, these services include emergency housing, case management, primary health care, legal services, employment services and veteran services. Crisis Ministries is the largest homeless service provider in South Carolina.
- Goal: Collect 100 items to be donated to the shelter
- Ways to get involved: Donate needed items for the homeless shelter, Volunteer your time to help serve at the soup kitchen
Eagle Harbor Boys Ranch is a place of refuge and shelter for children ages 6 to 21 who are orphaned, neglected, abused or abandoned. The organization desires to empower each child to rise above his past through love, structure and an opportunity to succeed in life.
- Goal: Send 15-20 volunteers throughout the semester
- Ways to get involved: Contact them about you (and your friends) coming out to their ranch to hang out and serve the families. Donate money toward helping buy essential items they need to keep the functionality of the Ranch. Become a birthday/Christmas sponsor for a child.
Habitat for Humanity exists to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from Dorchester & Berkeley counties, break the cycle of poverty fostered by inadequate housing and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
- Goal: Volunteers for the build project
- Ways to get involved: Sign up to work. See the VISTA representative in the Brewer Center/Student Activities office
Summerville Miracle League’s mission is to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to play Miracle League baseball, promote community support and promote the construction of special facilities that meet the unique needs of the Miracle League players and their families.
- Goal: Send 60-80 volunteers to the fall/spring seasons
- Ways to get involved: Volunteer for a weekend game during the fall or spring season (stop by the Student Activities office).
Water Missions is a Christian engineering organization serving the water and sanitation needs of people in developing countries and disaster areas. Their mission is to provide sustainable access to safe water and an opportunity to hear the “Living Water” message.
- Goal: Start a charter club; Raise money for a system; Send volunteers to CSU Build Day
- Ways to get involved: Volunteer your time at their facilities in West Ashley. Sign up to help with the CSU Build Day. Be a part of change by helping the CSU Chapter raise $5,000 to build a water-purifying unit. Participate in Walk for Water.
There are also one-time events that you can take part in to help better our community including: