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    Where to make your impact in the Soda City

    Here in the Midlands, there are over 500 nonprofit organizations working hard to make a positive impact on our community and most rely on the support of donors to continue operating. Take a look at just a few of these amazing nonprofits to get in the giving spirit this holiday season! 


    Columbia Museum of Art

    Mission: To spark powerful connections through art in an environment that is welcoming to all.

    How to Support:

    • Become a volunteer
    • Gift a membership to the art enthusiast in your life
    • Make a donation
    • Sponsor an exhibition or event

    Congaree Riverkeeper

    Mission: To protect and improve water quality, wildlife habitat, and recreation on local rivers through advocacy, education, and enforcement of environmental laws.

    How to Support: 

    • Sign up for a river cleanup 
    • Join their e-newsletter to stay up-to-date opportunities 
    • Make a donation 

    EdVenture Children’s Museum

    Mission: To inspire children, youth, and the adults who care about them to experience the joy of learning.

    How to Support: 

    • Donate new or like-new books to help provide them to children in underserved areas 
    • Volunteer at the Book Bank 
    • Give a financial gift 

    Katrina’s Kids

    Mission: To give resources to foster children and children living in group homes to help them build confidence, strengthen character, and learn valuable skills.

    How to Support: 

    • Make a donation
    • Sponsor an event 


    Mission: To empower individuals with disabilities by training service animals and providing animal-assisted educational, therapeutic, and recreational activities.

    How to Support: 

    • Become a weekend foster for puppies and dogs  
    • Make a Puppy Name donation to honor or memorialize a pet or family member  
    • Donate an item from their Wish List

    Serve & Connect

    Mission: To heal relationships between police and communities in order to work together towards shared goals.

    How to Support: 

    • Volunteer as a Serve & Connect Ambassador 
    • Make a donation 
    • Visit their website to subscribe to their newsletter and stay updated 


    Mission: To empower and support survivors of domestic violence and their children by providing trauma-informed services, advocacy, and to promote prevention of domestic violence.

    How to Support: 

    • Make a financial donation 
    • Donate an item from their Wish List 
    • Give your time as a part of their Volunteer Team 

    Sustainable Midlands

    Mission: To create a healthy, vibrant, environmentally sustainable community here in the Midlands.

    How to Support: 

    • Become a member 
    • Make a donation 
    • Sponsor an event 
    • Join their volunteer team to make the Midlands a more sustainable place to call home 

    Town Theatre

    Mission: To provide high-quality, family friendly, live entertainment to the community while offering a foundation for individuals interested in participating on the stage or backstage.

    How to Support: 

    • Give a monetary gift to help fund shows 
    • Become a member 

    The Unumb Center

    Mission: To make life better for individuals with autism and their families by providing comprehensive, evidence-based services and collaborative solutions to help them reach their full potential.

    How to Support: 

    • Take part in a short-term volunteer opportunity 
    • Make a donation 
    • Give an item from their Wish List 

    Here are a few fun ways to get involved in giving: 

    • Give in honor of a loved one: Make a donation in someone’s name as a birthday or Christmas gift. 
    • Get the kids involved: Allow your child to pick a nonprofit organization that resonates with them and make a donation together.  
    • Team up with friends: Utilize fundraising tools on social media platforms to encourage your friends to support a worthy cause with you. 
    • Volunteer your time: Spend some time at a nonprofit of your choice to provide hands-on support—and make connections in your community!