Donate to the Charlie Claus toy drive — and three other ways to give back this week 

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This past weekend's yucky weather meant a canceled Charlie Claus event at the Joe. We know, we know, inclement weather can really put a damper on the holiday season. But fear not, do-gooders — you can still donate to the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital with the Charlie Claus toy drive, going on now through Thursday at the Joe.

All you have to do is take a new, unopened toy to the RiverDogs stadium today through Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The toys can be dropped off inside the main gate on Fishburne Street inside the front office lobby. Every family that donates a toy receives a family four-pack (four tickets, hot dogs, drinks, and chips) for a 2018 RiverDogs game.

And, since Charlie couldn't make it out this weekend, he'll be making a special appearance this Thurs. Dec. 14 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the RiverDogs clubhouse, along with his pal Chelsea and Santa Claus.

In addition to the RiverDogs' fundraiser, a number of other organizations in town are giving back this holiday season.

Tiger Lily Florist donates 20 percent of proceeds from their Charity in Bloom special arrangement to the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry now through Dec. 31. The money will specifically support CML's Early Education Access Fund, which provides affordable access to high quality programming and experiences for under-resourced kids.

If you donate one or more non-perishable healthy food item(s) at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens through Jan. 31, you'll receive special discounts on admission tickets and nature train rides.

Flowertown Theater has a drop box in their lobby now through Thurs. Dec. 14, where guests can donate new, unwrapped toys to Toys for Tots.

If your organization is giving back this holiday season, let us know the deets by emailing calendar@charlestoncitypaper.com.


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