There are so many Things to Do on Edisto but while you’re here, you may choose to give back to Edisto by volunteering with a local charity, conservation group or fundraiser. Whether you are a long-time resident, new to Edisto or just visiting for a short while, there are many non-profit organizations you can join to meet people and give back to the community. Here are just a few:
Animal Lovers of Edisto – Animal Lovers of Edisto (ALOE) is Edisto’s non-profit, “no-kill”, all-volunteer canine rescue devoted to finding homes for stray and found dogs on the Island and surrounding communities. ALOE needs volunteers to exercise and care for dogs at the shelter and help find homes by promoting available dogs to the community. ALOE also welcomes donations, either one-time or recurring on their website.
Edisto 4H Youth Development – Edisto 4H Youth Development Club is open to all youth 5-18 yrs old. The Club is run by the youth with caring adult supervision. Edisto area youth participate in several community service projects, competitions, and developmental camps. Their goal is to enhance the lives of youth in South Carolina by providing positive youth development programs relating to the areas of agriculture, community engagement and leadership, healthy living, and science.
Edisto Belles/Breast Health Advocacy – Edisto Belles is a non-profit organization funded strictly from donations and all funds go directly to fund the help they provide in assisting others. These ladies distribute comfort pillows to anyone that is going through breast cancer treatment or surgery. They have a Beachwalk fundraiser every year in September and have the most fun on their pink float at the Edisto Beach Christmas parade!
Edisto Island Community Association – The Edisto Island Community Association provides its membership with information about the political, social, economic and environmental issues that directly relate to the development of Edisto Island.
Edisto Art Guild – The Edisto Art Guild sponsors monthly programs that promote the arts and local artists including two annual art festivals ( Spring & Fall), Arts in the Park during the summer months on the second Sunday and an annual Spring play featuring local resident players.
Edisto Lion’s Club – The Edisto Lion’s Club is a highly active civic club dedicated to the betterment of Edisto Island. They sponsor and participate in numerous events and fund-raising activities throughout the year, including the highly popular Bingo Night at the Lion’s Club (2907 Myrtle Street) from June through August.
Edisto Island Youth Recreation – Edisto Island Youth Recreation Club is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for the youth of Edisto Island and neighboring communities to participate in athletics
Edisto Women’s Club – The Edisto Women’s Club is a non-profit group promoting social activities and fellowship for Edisto Island residents and visitors.
FRESPACE (Friends of the Edisto Beach State Park and ACE Basin) is a non-profit group that solicits volunteers and raises funds for educational and recreational park projects for the public by enhancing park systems, the Environmental Learning Center, the Ranger station and park grounds.
Keep Edisto Beautiful – Keep Edisto Beautiful is an anti-litter organization, dedicating itself on maintaining the pristine beauty of Edisto Beach & Edisto Island. Get involved by helping with beach sweeps and river sweeps through annual cleanups, organize your own group or individual litter cleanups, or participate in one of the “adopt” programs.
King’s Daughters – The Whatsoever Circle Chapter of the King’s Daughters organization sponsors community projects and services through their annual King’s Daughters Bazaar in May of each year. They also hold monthly meetings (September through May) featuring talks on topics of interest to the community.
Just looking to help wherever you’re needed? Join our Edisto Chamber of Commerce Volunteer team! We will help connect you to community groups that need help including the Town of Edisto Beach or we might ask for your help at a Chamber event. Just call or drop us an email with your contact details.
Thanks for getting involved and helping to make Edisto better!