Community Outreach - Current Community Outreach Partners
C.T. Lowndes & Company has partnered with the following organizations in order to serve our community and support those in need. Our company and employees are regularly active in donating and volunteering to support these great causes. Join us in uplifting those in need and supporting the Lowcountry community.
The Ronald McDonald House is committed to being a “Home-away-from-home” for families whose children are undergoing extensive medical treatment at MUSC. Currently, the house is able to serve 32 families daily.
The Ronald McDonald House offers a place where parents and children can lead a life as normal as possible during their difficult times without having to concern themselves with the financial burden of lodging and travel. The house provides a place to sleep, warm meals, a caring staff, and even a four legged companion. All of this helps to support these families in need and is located just seconds from the hospital.
Studies have shown that having family close by and involved in the recovery process is a huge benefit to patients battling illness or injury. This involvement has a direct effect on the length of time that a patient spends in the hospital and the occurrences of readmission.
Due to Charleston’s focus on tourism, temporary lodging for families of patients battling illness or injury can often be difficult or even impossible to afford. The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center serves more than 4,500 veteran inpatients annually. The Fisher House is committed to providing temporary accommodations to veterans and their families while the veteran is receiving medical attention at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.
Waters Edge Great Dane Rescue is committed to rescuing Great Danes that have been abused, neglected, surrendered, or placed in shelters. These Great Danes are provided with the best veterinary care and are placed in loving and experienced foster homes until they find the perfect match for a new forever home.
Starting in 1989 as an emergency relief effort from Hurricane Hugo, East Cooper Community Outreach has transformed into a community supporting program that offers services in three main areas: Basic Needs, Health Services and Empowerment. ECCO provides emergency assistance for food, clothing, household furnishings, financial aid, dental care, medical care, prescription assistance, counseling, and educational opportunities like financial literacy classes, computer skills training, job readiness workshops, to thousands of families every year.
The Callen-Lacey Center for Children is a residential shelter that serves the children of Berkeley County. Since opening in 1998, Callen-Lacey Center for Children has been housed more than one thousand children ranging in ages from newborn to 17 years of age and is open 24 hours every day of the year. The shelter is named after Dr. William H. Lacey and Mrs. Maude E. Callen, who both have a long legacy of selfless giving and caring for the residents of Berkeley County. The center strives to provide the same nurturing care and support to the children that they house daily.
Previous Community Partners
Goodwill offers job training and other services for citizens of the Low Country as it strives to help people improve their lives each and every day. These programs are funded through the sale of generously donated household goods and clothing in 30 retail stores. More than 90 cents of every dollar Goodwill generates helps provide support, education, and training for members of the community. The Goodwill mission is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work.
Sertoma High School Football Classic
For the 5 year period from 2011 to 2015, C. T. Lowndes & Company was the title sponsor of the Sertoma High School Football Classic. This event has been staged by the Sertoma Club of Charleston since 1970 and is the kick-off to the local high school football season. 24 high school teams participate in the Classic and, in 2015, four 8-man high school teams were invited as well as six powder puff teams from a league sponsor by the North Charleston Police Department. As part of the Classic, the agency started the Cheerleader Football Throw competition with cash prizes to the winners. All proceeds raised by Sertoma are donated to local charities helping less fortunate kids.