Freedom Bag Food Drive
Through this initiative we provide groceries, PPE, toiletries and educational materials for community members throughout the Tri-County area including historic downtown Charleston and North Charleston
Contactless Delivery Every 3rd Saturday.
Freedom Bag Drive Expansion
Our goal is to partner with the Humanities Foundation to expand our Freedom Bag initiative by donating over 10 pallets of food to marginalized communities within the City of Charleston and North Charleston each month.
We are currently looking for a space large enough for a drive-through style food drive that would accommodate both car traffic and foot traffic. If you would like to volunteer a space please email LCTakesAction@gmail.com
Jobs & Vocational Training
Our goal is to launch a scholarship program to create job training and employment opportunities in vocational and other fields in addition to connecting community members with employment resources and services.
Our goal is to share 1000 Freedom Bags with our community members this year. We are currently partnering with the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture to provide Freedom Bags (including non-perishable grocery items, fresh organic produce, personal protective equipment and educational material) on a monthly basis to families in need in Charleston and North Charleston. Our food drive events are called “Freedom Bag Food Drives” and are community and grant funded initiatives. To help us, click here.
The People's Budget
We are co-founding members of the Charleston People’s Budget Coalition, which empowers the community to demand control of how their tax dollars are spent to improve quality of life where we live, by divesting from local law enforcement.
We want to help empower our communities to take the lead in advocating for control of their city’s budget and police departments.
We aim to develop educational programs for youth that extend beyond the traditional school day/school year through our youth institute.
Our goal is to offer summer, afterschool and study abroad programming to our youth, where students can receive lessons in coding, graphic design, art, video editing, audio engineering, farming/food justice, cultural and natural history, heritage interpretation and political education.
The youth institute will take place in a classroom setting and include engaging lessons, field trips, service learning opportunities and hands-on activities that speak to various learning styles. Students will also receive a certification of completion at the end of the course.