CPN’s Efforts to Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis to Support Residents and Families in our Neighborhood

April 8, 2020

Charleston Promise Neighborhood continues to be a Community Connector

While we are all working remotely, we:

  • Continue to support the needs of our community as we face longer timelines for sheltering in place.
  • Are in touch with many of our community partners to better understand how they are providing critical basic needs and supplies, and to support their efforts.
  • Are in touch with our Principals, Parent Advocates, School Staff, and Parent Advisory Group to determine how we can best serve our families and students

Continue to Support Charleston Promise Neighborhood

  • We are working with our “Neighborhood” communities, such as Bridgeside/Bridgeview, to connect students requesting academic assistance with community tutors
  • We are working with our schools to create virtual “Family Engagement” experiences, to bring our families together through a shared activity
  • We are supporting the “Buddy System Project” with Floyd Manor and Enough Pie, to support seniors in need
  • We are in constant communication with our partners, to connect interested parties with opportunities to volunteer and contribute their time, talent and treasures

Support Direct Food Distributions & Services to our “Neighborhood” Residents

Charleston Area Senior Center (CASC), 259 Meeting Street, Charleston, 843-722-4127

  • Offering Emergency Food Pantry, regardless of age, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (1:00 PM – 3:30 PM)
  • Food Donations can be dropped at their location.
  • Financial Contributions: www.charlestonareaseniors.org

Community Resource Center, 3947 Whipper Barony Lane, North Charleston, 843-530-6473

  • Collaborating with Mary Ford and Chicora Elementary families to provide food and basic needs supports.
  • Email: commreccen51@gmail.com

Enough Pie, 1630-1 Meeting Street Road, Suite 306, Charleston, 843-972-3253

  • Supporting Joseph Floyd Manor, with 30+ volunteers who call and check on ~100 vulnerable, elderly “buddies” several times weekly. The buddies support gaining access to online medical needs, provide a listening ear, and a loving phone conversation to seniors who are isolating solo
  • Financial Contributions (to purchase basic needs and supplies for elderly residents): enoughpie.org/donate

Lowcountry Food Bank, 2864 Azalea Drive, North Charleston, 843-747-8146

  • Providing food assistance and of “healthy foods” at no cost to our food insecure “Neighborhood” residents and families
  • Financial Contributions: lowcountryfoodbank.org/covid19

Our Lady of Mercy/Neighborhood House, 77 America Street, Charleston, 843-805-8064

  • Offering a daily Food Pantryfor residents in the 29401 and 29403 zip codes.  The Soup Kitchen is offering bagged lunches from Monday-Thursday (12:00P – 1:00P), and financial assistance (for utilities and rent).
  • Food Donations can be dropped at their location.
  • Financial Contributions: olmoutreach.org