Posted By Administration,
Friday, December 7, 2018
Hello, Akilah Edwards and Louis Yuhasz with Explore Charleston here!
A big focus of the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is assisting groups who are visiting our area, many for the first time. Often we are asked for opportunities to provide service work in our community. Many of you may know about my work personally with Louie’s Kids. We ourselves have been the beneficiaries of a group that came into town last year for their annual retreat (Bridgestone Tires from Nashville). The group was looking to do something active and fun with their team for a local non-profit. They built us 20 bikes (as teams) that we then distributed to kids and families who had made significant strides in our programs. The Bureau has lots of groups that reach out for this type of opportunity while they are in Charleston.
Does your nonprofit have a regular need for volunteer work that could be met by well-meaning volunteers who are visiting for a short time? Akilah and I are compiling a list to refer to our clients who are seeking these types of team-building and community-giving opportunities. We certainly don’t want to send a client to a nonprofit who would not understand why they are calling or have no need for help.
Would this be of interest to your organization? Who would be our contact to refer our clients to? We can't send our meeting planners to someone who will be clueless about why they're calling.)
If you would like to add your organization's name to a list we can refer to clients please email myself, Louis@introductions.agency or Akilah Edwards at email@example.com
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