The main way we help local at-risk youth and children in foster care is through our distribution center. This is where we sort, store, pack and distribute all donations from the community for the children we are serving. We provide each referred child a child-specific “Care Kit” filled with two weeks’ worth of clothing, shoes, new socks & underwear, pajamas, and toiletries as well as school supplies, stuffed animals, and books.
LOR partners with over 300 agencies and organizations who work together to provide helpful resources for children at critical times in their lives. We receive referrals from The Department of Social Services, title 1 schools, counselors, social workers, hospitals, other non-profits, foster parents, and churches. LOR does not take referrals from biological parents.
LOR served over 5,500 children in 2021, and over 42,000 children since 2003!
We create emergency clothing closets in Title 1 public schools in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties as a school resource for children who attend school without the basic necessities of school life. The closets include underwear, socks, uniforms and toiletries, which helps to generate a feeling of self worth and helps a child focus on his or her self-esteem.
LOR is actively in 50+ title 1 schools in the tri-county area and beyond. Our goal is to add a new school and closet to our list each month!
We host two signature events each year where we get to have fun with some of the children we are serving through LOR! We can easily serve over 150 children at each of these events. These events are 100% FREE for the foster families we invite to attend.
We host “Beach Day” each summer at Folly Beach for children in foster care.
Make A Child Happy Day
We host “Make A Child Happy Day,” a large, fall carnival at LOR for children in foster care.