Miscellaneous Events

Jan
1
Tue
Kid’s Closet @ Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center
Jan 1 – Dec 31 all-day

DCAC offers 3 different Kids Care Programs year round. Our Kids Care Programs assist DCAC families in providing essential items for the children receiving services at our center. These programs are an important service offered by DCAC because many of the caregivers utilizing DCAC services have taken in a relative or family member unexpectedly to help avoid a child(ren) from entering the foster care system. Often times caregivers do not receive any financial or additional support for taking loved ones into their home. DCAC counts on donations from local churches, individuals, businesses, schools, and organizations to run each of these programs. In addition to items, we also accept gift cards and monetary donations which are used to purchase items for our families in need.

Kid’s Closet

All Year Long

As a way to further help our families, we collect hygiene products all year round to distribute to clients that may have difficulty getting them otherwise.

Needs include but are not limited to: shampoo and conditioner (for all types), brushes, deodorant, soap, body wash, lotion, wash clothes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers, feminine products, and floss.

If you are an individual, business, or organization interested in setting up a Donation Drive to benefit DCAC, please contact Alexis & Aaronette at aaikens@dorchestercac.org & atalton@dorchestercac.org or 843-875-1551.

Any gift cards or monetary donations to support one of our Kids Care Programs can be made online on our donations page or mailed to:

Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center
303 E. Richardson Ave.
Summerville, SC 2948

Please be sure to specify which program you would like to support.

 

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Oct
1
Tue
Kid’s Jacket Closet @ Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center
Oct 1 2019 – Feb 29 2020 all-day

DCAC offers 3 different Kids Care Programs year round. Our Kids Care Programs assist DCAC families in providing essential items for the children receiving services at our center. These programs are an important service offered by DCAC because many of the caregivers utilizing DCAC services have taken in a relative or family member unexpectedly to help avoid a child(ren) from entering the foster care system. Often times caregivers do not receive any financial or additional support for taking loved ones into their home. DCAC counts on donations from local churches, individuals, businesses, schools, and organizations to run each of these programs. In addition to items, we also accept gift cards and monetary donations which are used to purchase items for our families in need.

Kid’s Jacket Closet

From October through February

We give out new coats to children of all sizes and genders that do not have one or need a replacement to help them keep warm throughout winter months.

Needs include but are not limited to: We need new coats of all sizes from newborn to 17 years old for both boys and girls. We also appreciate donations of hats, scarves and gloves to help fight the cold winter months.

If you are an individual, business, or organization interested in setting up a Donation Drive to benefit DCAC, please contact Alexis & Presley at aaikens@dorchestercac.org & pshirley@dorchestercac.org or 843-875-1551.

Any gift cards or monetary donations to support one of our Kids Care Programs can be made online on our donations page or mailed to:

Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center
303 E. Richardson Ave.
Summerville, SC 2948

Please be sure to specify which program you would like to support.

**Are you shopping on Amazon for your donations? Shop through our Amazon Smile and a portion of your purchase will be donated to our cause!**

SHOP NOW!

Oct
25
Fri
Community Awareness Luncheon October 25th, 2019 @ Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center
Oct 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Community Awareness Luncheon October 25th, 2019 @ Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center | Summerville | South Carolina | United States

Please join us for a tour of the Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center to find out what we do and why we do it. As a thank you, lunch will be provided.

Community Awareness Luncheons are held typically once a month and are open to the public. Bring a friend or co-worker!

Due to limited seating, we do require you to RSVP at least one week prior so that we can prepare accordingly. Please fill out the form below to RSVP for this day. Thank you!

 

Oct
29
Tue
Girls Circle @ Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Girls Circle @ Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center | Summerville | South Carolina | United States

A peer support group for adolescents, designed to foster self-esteem, maintain authentic connections with peers and adult women in the community. Provided to girls 11-17 years of age. Sessions are weekly with open enrollment.

Nov
5
Tue
Girls Circle @ Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center
Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Girls Circle @ Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center | Summerville | South Carolina | United States

A peer support group for adolescents, designed to foster self-esteem, maintain authentic connections with peers and adult women in the community. Provided to girls 11-17 years of age. Sessions are weekly with open enrollment.

Nov
6
Wed
5th Annual Child Abuse and Neglect Conference @ St. Paul's Summerville, Doar Hall
Nov 6 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
5th Annual Child Abuse and Neglect Conference @ St. Paul's Summerville, Doar Hall | Summerville | South Carolina | United States

This is a closed conference for our MDT members.

Nov
9
Sat
Summerville Farmer’s Market @ Summerville Farmer's Market
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Summerville Farmer's Market @ Summerville Farmer's Market | Summerville | South Carolina | United States

The Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center will be at the Summerville Farmer’s Market on July 20th, August 10th, September 28th, October 12th, and November 9th. During the July and August days, we will collect school supplies for the Kids School Closet program. During November 9th we will collect toys for Operation ELF.

Browse fresh local produce, meats, seafood, baked goods and more! The market is located in the First Citizens Bank parking lot behind Town Hall at 200 South Main Street, Summerville. While you’re shopping, enjoy live music in the Market Café from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Enjoy free parking in the town hall parking garage.

Nov
12
Tue
Girls Circle @ Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center
Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Girls Circle @ Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center | Summerville | South Carolina | United States

A peer support group for adolescents, designed to foster self-esteem, maintain authentic connections with peers and adult women in the community. Provided to girls 11-17 years of age. Sessions are weekly with open enrollment.

Nov
19
Tue
Girls Circle @ Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Girls Circle @ Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center | Summerville | South Carolina | United States

A peer support group for adolescents, designed to foster self-esteem, maintain authentic connections with peers and adult women in the community. Provided to girls 11-17 years of age. Sessions are weekly with open enrollment.

Nov
26
Tue
Girls Circle @ Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center
Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Girls Circle @ Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center | Summerville | South Carolina | United States

A peer support group for adolescents, designed to foster self-esteem, maintain authentic connections with peers and adult women in the community. Provided to girls 11-17 years of age. Sessions are weekly with open enrollment.