The main way we help local at-risk youth and children in foster care is through our distribution center located in North Charleston, SC. 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 “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 200+ 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.
If you are working with at-risk youth/children in foster care and see that there is a need for basic necessities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a referral form. We would love to provide that child with a Care Kit.
Interested in volunteering at our distribution center? Please see details below:
When: Monday-Friday between 9:30am-3:30pm. We like to schedule volunteers/groups in 2-hour time slots.
Where: 1850 Truxtun Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405 (located on the old navy yard)
Requirements: Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older and if between the ages of 12-15 must be accompanied by a guardian/chaperone
Please contact Christina at email@example.com for available volunteer time slots.
“Our students LOVED serving at LOR. It was a trip highlight and favorite service location for many. We loved that you provide and serve in a way that gives dignity to people. We would love to come back in the future.” -James Parker, The University of Virginia