During the off-season, the RiverDogs choose one day each month to work with a local nonprofit organization. The day away from the office gives the staff a chance to give back to the Charleston community as well as a team building opportunity. For September the RiverDogs staff spent the day with Lowcountry Orphan Relief.
Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing goods and services to children that are victims of abandonment, abuse or neglect. The goal of the organization is to ensure that children coming in to the system will have in their possession clothes, toiletries, school supplies, and any other personal items within 48 hours. Located in North Charleston, the facility is stocked with underwear, socks, toiletries, books, toys, and a “clothing closet,” all of which are donated to the organization. In addition to providing necessities, LOR hosts fun events for these children to be enriched, nurtured, and loved.
On September 22, the Charleston RiverDogs front office staff spent the day volunteering with Lowcountry Orphan Relief. The staff began the day by sorting clothing and book donations. Shelving and supplies were rearranged to make room for new supplies to be unloaded from the donations truck. The team worked to put together packages of age appropriate items to fill the orders for needy children that are constantly being received by LOR.